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Best Building Material Stocks to Buy Now (2022)
Top building material stocks in 2022 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best building material stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the building materials industry.

Industry: Building Materials
Ticker
Company
Exchange
Industry
Zen Score
Market Cap
Price
1d %
EBITDA
P/E
D/E
EXP
EAGLE MATERIALS INC
NYSE
Building Materials
$4.77B$124.96-0.44%$634.78M13.54x1.28
USLM
UNITED STATES LIME & MINERALS INC
NASDAQ
Building Materials
$621.15M$109.54-3.46%$69.70M16.01x0.13
CRH
CRH PUBLIC LTD CO
NYSE
Building Materials
$31.22B$40.33-0.12%$5.29B12.27x1.17
JHX
JAMES HARDIE INDUSTRIES PLC
NYSE
Building Materials
$11.48B$25.78-6.05%$867.40M25.03x2.18
VMC
VULCAN MATERIALS CO
NYSE
Building Materials
$21.43B$161.24-1.63%$1.42B35.59x1.11
MLM
MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS INC
NYSE
Building Materials
$20.29B$325.35-2.42%$1.44B30.81x1.22
LOMA
LOMA NEGRA COMPANIA INDUSTRIAL ARGENTINA SOCIEDAD ANONIMA
NYSE
Building Materials
$673.21M$5.75-0.52%$214.54M5.89x0.45
CPAC
CEMENTOS PACASMAYO SAA
NYSE
Building Materials
$451.22M$5.27-0.94%N/A10.27x1.55
SUM
SUMMIT MATERIALS INC
NYSE
Building Materials
$3.05B$25.80-1.68%$332.80M21.68x1.38
CSCW
COLOR STAR TECHNOLOGY CO LTD
NASDAQ
Building Materials
$13.68M$0.12-3.13%-$4.51M-1.03x0.05
CX
CEMEX SAB DE CV
NYSE
Building Materials
$18.60B$4.21-3.44%$2.69B24.62x1.67
SMID
SMITH MIDLAND CORP
NASDAQ
Building Materials
$74.42M$14.23-3.46%$8.05M16.17x0.78
RETO
RETO ECO-SOLUTIONS INC
NASDAQ
Building Materials
$19.99M$0.69-0.72%-$20.00M-0.85x1.25

Building Material Stocks FAQ

What are the best building material stocks to buy right now in May 2022?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best building material stocks to buy right now are:

1. EAGLE MATERIALS (NYSE:EXP)


EAGLE MATERIALS (NYSE:EXP) is the top building material stock with a Zen Score of 62, which is 21 points higher than the building material industry average of 41. It passed 24 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. EAGLE MATERIALS has seen its stock lose -13.81% over the past year, overperforming other building material stocks by 1 percentage points.

EAGLE MATERIALS has an average 1 year price target of $169.00, an upside of 35.24% from EAGLE MATERIALS's current stock price of $124.96.

EAGLE MATERIALS stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 9 analysts covering EAGLE MATERIALS, 66.67% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 11.11% have issued a Buy, 22.22% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. UNITED STATES LIME & MINERALS (NASDAQ:USLM)


UNITED STATES LIME & MINERALS (NASDAQ:USLM) is the second best building material stock with a Zen Score of 54, which is 13 points higher than the building material industry average of 41. It passed 20 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. UNITED STATES LIME & MINERALS has seen its stock lose -20.52% over the past year, underperforming other building material stocks by -6 percentage points.

3. CRH PUBLIC (NYSE:CRH)


CRH PUBLIC (NYSE:CRH) is the third best building material stock with a Zen Score of 50, which is 9 points higher than the building material industry average of 41. It passed 18 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. CRH PUBLIC has seen its stock lose -21.67% over the past year, underperforming other building material stocks by -7 percentage points.

CRH PUBLIC stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 4 analysts covering CRH PUBLIC, 100% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the building material stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 8 building material stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 building material stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. CEMENTOS PACASMAYO SAA (NYSE:CPAC)


CEMENTOS PACASMAYO SAA (NYSE:CPAC) has an annual dividend yield of 20.02%, which is 16 percentage points higher than the building material industry average of 4.29%. CEMENTOS PACASMAYO SAA's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. CEMENTOS PACASMAYO SAA's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

CEMENTOS PACASMAYO SAA's dividend payout ratio of 205.6% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. LOMA NEGRA COMPANIA INDUSTRIAL ARGENTINA SOCIEDAD ANONIMA (NYSE:LOMA)


LOMA NEGRA COMPANIA INDUSTRIAL ARGENTINA SOCIEDAD ANONIMA (NYSE:LOMA) has an annual dividend yield of 6.77%, which is 2 percentage points higher than the building material industry average of 4.29%.

LOMA NEGRA COMPANIA INDUSTRIAL ARGENTINA SOCIEDAD ANONIMA's dividend payout ratio of 40% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. CRH PUBLIC (NYSE:CRH)


CRH PUBLIC (NYSE:CRH) has an annual dividend yield of 3%, which is -1 percentage points lower than the building material industry average of 4.29%. CRH PUBLIC's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% nine times in the last 10 years. CRH PUBLIC's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

CRH PUBLIC's dividend payout ratio of 35.3% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are building material stocks down?

Building material stocks were down -2.1% in the last day, and down -2.67% over the last week.

We couldn't find a catalyst for why building material stocks are down.

What are the most undervalued building material stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 3 most undervalued building material stocks right now are:

1. UNITED STATES LIME & MINERALS (NASDAQ:USLM)


UNITED STATES LIME & MINERALS (NASDAQ:USLM) is the most undervalued building material stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. UNITED STATES LIME & MINERALS has a valuation score of 71, which is 33 points higher than the building material industry average of 38. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

UNITED STATES LIME & MINERALS's stock has dropped -20.52% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the building material industry by -6 percentage points.

2. SMITH MIDLAND (NASDAQ:SMID)


SMITH MIDLAND (NASDAQ:SMID) is the second most undervalued building material stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. SMITH MIDLAND has a valuation score of 57, which is 19 points higher than the building material industry average of 38. It passed 4 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

SMITH MIDLAND's stock has dropped -13.28% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the building material industry by 2 percentage points.

3. CRH PUBLIC (NYSE:CRH)


CRH PUBLIC (NYSE:CRH) is the third most undervalued building material stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. CRH PUBLIC has a valuation score of 57, which is 19 points higher than the building material industry average of 38. It passed 4 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

CRH PUBLIC's stock has dropped -21.67% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the building material industry by -7 percentage points.

Are building material stocks a good buy now?

44.44% of building material stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect building material stocks to rise by 37.5% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the building materials industry?

The average P/E ratio of the building materials industry is 23.66x.
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