(North America) — Below are the top five companies in the Construction Materials industry as measured by beta. Lower-beta stocks mean minimal volatility and are therefore generally considered to be a less risk and offer more stable returns.
United States Lime & Minerals ranks first with a beta of 0.89; Martin Marietta Materials ranks second with a beta of 1.14; and CRH ranks third with a beta of 1.27.
Vulcan Materials follows with a beta of 1.34 and Eagle Materials rounds out the top five with a beta of 1.35.
SmarTrend currently has shares of Eagle Materials in an Uptrend and issued the Uptrend alert on December 21, 2010 at $28.59. The stock has risen 8.4% since the Uptrend alert was issued.