(U.S. Concrete) Craig Hodges, portfolio manager for the Hodges Fund, talks with The Street about the three stocks he thinks would benefit most under the Trump administration. One of the stocks mentioned is U.S. Concrete, where Hodges attributes part of the positive stock prospectus on the quality of U.S. Concrete's management team.
While much has been made of Trump's plan to invest in domestic infrastructure projects — the U.S.-Mexico border wall, most notably — they are only a small part of what makes the U.S. Concrete stock price so attractive to investors. Hodges mentions that 40 percent of U.S. Concrete's business is located in rapidly growing North Texas, which includes the sprawling Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
According to Forbes, the Dallas-Fort Worth area was the second-fastest growing metropolitan area in the country as recently as July. Investors are rightly noticing that real estate and infrastructure projects in Dallas and other parts of North Texas will only continue. Though downtown is seeing renovations and increased growth, the northern areas of the metroplex such as Richardson, Plano, Frisco, Allen and McKinney are becoming bastions for new business and residential projects.
Meanwhile, 25 percent of U.S. Concrete's work is situated in the New Jersey/New York area and another 25 percent is located in Northern California (the San Francisco Bay area). Hodges argues that the company's presence in these markets, in conjunction with potential government infrastructure spending, puts U.S. Concrete in an envious position to grow quickly.