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Texas Industries (TXI) has a rather simple business model, and for a stock that's down over 15% in just a couple weeks it's hard not to get excited. However, we have a real love-hate relationship with materials companies. On one hand they are heavily tied to the broader economy, and on the other hand they are instrumental to economic growth.

So, the point is that even though Texas Industries has had significant tailwinds related to the broader economy, it's still struggling to see meaningful EPS growth and will likely see more downside. Even though its key operations are in one of the fastest growing states of Texas, the company has managed to see EPS decline by an...

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