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Best Building Material Stocks to Buy Now (2024)
Top building material stocks in 2024 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
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BCC
BOISE CASCADE CO
$5.89B$149.00$138.67-6.93%Buy33.05%-47.99%N/AN/A
USLM
UNITED STATES LIME & MINERALS INC
$1.68B$293.64N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
EXP
EAGLE MATERIALS INC
$8.61B$249.96$277.3310.95%Strong Buy66.04%9.83%N/AN/A
MLM
MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS INC
$37.05B$599.24$626.804.60%Strong Buy104.70%9.96%N/AN/A
TGLS
TECNOGLASS INC
$2.76B$58.72$51.25-12.72%Strong Buy45.18%-0.79%N/AN/A
CPAC
CEMENTOS PACASMAYO SAA
$440.09M$5.14N/AN/AN/AN/A8.68%19.05%N/AN/A
VMC
VULCAN MATERIALS CO
$34.44B$260.47$273.334.94%Buy94.41%25.01%N/AN/A
JHX
JAMES HARDIE INDUSTRIES PLC
$15.74B$36.13N/AN/AN/AN/A11.09%24.14%N/AN/A
SUM
SUMMIT MATERIALS INC
$7.00B$40.19$48.0019.43%Strong Buy833.22%-43.50%N/AN/A
CX
CEMEX SAB DE CV
$12.36B$8.40$8.733.96%Strong Buy310.49%172.51%N/AN/A
LOMA
LOMA NEGRA COMPANIA INDUSTRIAL ARGENTINA SOCIEDAD ANONIMA
$813.64M$6.97$6.55-6.03%Sell2-1.50%148.62%N/AN/A
KNF
KNIFE RIVER CORP
$4.56B$80.54$82.332.23%Strong Buy31.06%N/AN/AN/A
CRH
CRH PUBLIC LTD CO
$55.44B$80.31$97.6021.53%Strong Buy55.06%-3.03%N/AN/A
SMID
SMITH MIDLAND CORP
$210.24M$39.99N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
RETO
RETO ECO-SOLUTIONS INC
$919.38k$1.19N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Building Material Stocks FAQ

What are the best building material stocks to buy right now in Apr 2024?

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

1. Boise Cascade Co (NYSE:BCC)


Boise Cascade Co (NYSE:BCC) is the top building material stock with a Zen Score of 51, which is 15 points higher than the building material industry average of 36. It passed 18 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Boise Cascade Co has seen its stock return 122.99% over the past year, overperforming other building material stocks by 57 percentage points.

Boise Cascade Co has an average 1 year price target of $138.67, a downside of -6.93% from Boise Cascade Co's current stock price of $149.00.

Boise Cascade Co stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 3 analysts covering Boise Cascade Co, 33.33% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 66.67% 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 51, which is 15 points higher than the building material industry average of 36. It passed 20 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. United States Lime & Minerals has seen its stock return 90.55% over the past year, overperforming other building material stocks by 24 percentage points.

3. Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP)


Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP) is the third best building material stock with a Zen Score of 46, which is 10 points higher than the building material industry average of 36. It passed 17 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Eagle Materials has seen its stock return 73.98% over the past year, overperforming other building material stocks by 8 percentage points.

Eagle Materials has an average 1 year price target of $277.33, an upside of 10.95% from Eagle Materials's current stock price of $249.96.

Eagle Materials stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 6 analysts covering Eagle Materials, 66.67% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 16.67% have issued a Buy, 16.67% 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 10.51%, which is 7 percentage points higher than the building material industry average of 3.19%. Cementos Pacasmayo Saa's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% two 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 107.2% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. Loma Negra (NYSE:LOMA)


Loma Negra (NYSE:LOMA) has an annual dividend yield of 6.67%, which is 3 percentage points higher than the building material industry average of 3.19%.

Loma Negra's dividend payout ratio of 573.9% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

3. Boise Cascade Co (NYSE:BCC)


Boise Cascade Co (NYSE:BCC) has an annual dividend yield of 5.87%, which is 3 percentage points higher than the building material industry average of 3.19%. Boise Cascade Co's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% nine times in the last 10 years. Boise Cascade Co's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Boise Cascade Co's dividend payout ratio of 71.3% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are building material stocks down?

Building material stocks were down -0.72% in the last day, and down -3.85% 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. Cementos Pacasmayo Saa (NYSE:CPAC)


Cementos Pacasmayo Saa (NYSE:CPAC) is the most undervalued building material stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Cementos Pacasmayo Saa has a valuation score of 71, which is 41 points higher than the building material industry average of 30. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Cementos Pacasmayo Saa's stock has dropped -0.33% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the building material industry by -67 percentage points.

2. Boise Cascade Co (NYSE:BCC)


Boise Cascade Co (NYSE:BCC) is the second most undervalued building material stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Boise Cascade Co has a valuation score of 43, which is 13 points higher than the building material industry average of 30. It passed 3 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Boise Cascade Co's stock has gained 122.99% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the building material industry by 57 percentage points.

3. Cemex Sab De Cv (NYSE:CX)


Cemex Sab De Cv (NYSE:CX) is the third most undervalued building material stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Cemex Sab De Cv has a valuation score of 43, which is 13 points higher than the building material industry average of 30. It passed 3 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Cemex Sab De Cv's stock has gained 39.53% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the building material industry by -27 percentage points.

Are building material stocks a good buy now?

70% of building material stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect building material stocks to rise by 5.01% 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 27.38x.
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