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Financial Strength : 5/10

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Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 2/10

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Q4 2013

TXI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 315,645 sh (+79.27%)
Mario Gabelli 375,495 sh (+7.07%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mason Hawkins 8,060,157 sh (-0.16%)
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TXI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Mason Hawkins 8,060,157 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 172,801 sh (-53.98%)
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TXI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mason Hawkins 8,060,157 sh (unchged)
Mason Hawkins 3,059,870 sh (-62.04%)
Mario Gabelli 54,301 sh (-68.58%)
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Q3 2014

TXI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

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Guru Investment Theses on Texas Industries Inc

Mason Hawkins Comments on Texas Industries - Aug 13, 2013

The Fund's largest holding, Texas Industries (NYSE:TXI), continued to add meaningfully to performance and is the largest contributor YTD with its 28% gain. The Dallas-based cement and aggregates company has had large volume growth and improved pricing in Texas, with demand exceeding capacity in some local markets. As we mentioned in the first quarter, the company is bringing additional capacity on line to capture the incremental demand and has additional upside potential when a recovery in California generates additional earnings.

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Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials
Compare:HCMLF, JHX, AHCHY, LFRGY, SHW » details
Traded in other countries:TLB.Germany,
Texas Industries Inc was incorporated in Delaware in 1951. The Company is a supplier of heavy construction materials in the United States through its three business segments: cement, aggregates and consumer products. The Company's cement segment produces gray portland cement and specialty cements. The Company's cement production and distribution facilities are concentrated mainly in Texas and California, the two largest cement markets in the United States. It also produces specialty cements such as masonry and oil well cements. The Company's aggregates segment produces natural aggregates, including sand, gravel and crushed limestone, and specialty lightweight aggregates. The Company's natural aggregate operations, which produce sand, gravel and crushed limestone, are conducted from facilities mainly serving the Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin and Houston areas in Texas; the southern Oklahoma area; and the Alexandria and Monroe areas in Louisiana. The Company's consumer products segment produces mainly ready-mix concrete and, to a lesser extent, packaged products. It is a major supplier of natural aggregates and ready-mix concrete in Texas and northern Louisiana and, to a lesser extent, in Oklahoma and Arkansas. The Company's ready-mix concrete operations are situated in three areas in Texas (Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton, Houston and east Texas), in north and central Louisiana, and at one location in southern Arkansas. It manufactures and markets packaged concrete mix, mortar, sand and related products from plant or distribution sites it owns in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin and Houston areas in Texas. It also markets its Maximizer packaged concrete mix in southern California. It owns trademarks such as TXI(r) and certain process patents. All of the product segments and markets in which it participates are competitive. The Company's competitors in the cement markets include domestic subsidiaries of Holcim Ltd. and Cemex S.A. de C. V., other domestic producers and importers of foreign cement. The Company is subject to various federal, state and local environmental, health and safety laws and regulations.

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