Bernstein Research analysts say Cemex is best candidate to build Trump’s Mexican barrier
by Steve Goldstein
It is the one thing the otherwise mercurial Donald Trump has been consistent about throughout his presidential campaign—if elected, he’ll create a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.
Analysts at Bernstein Research decided to crunch the numbers to find out which companies would stand to benefit if such a barrier were to be created.
And the winner would be: Cemex which as the name suggests, is Mexican and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of building materials, including cement and ready-mix concrete.
The analysts estimate that the wall would cost between $15 billion and $25 billion to construct, much pricier than Trump’s own calculation of $10 billion.