CRH plc (CRH) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts

Shares of CRH plc (LON:CRH) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the ten research firms that are presently covering the stock, reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, five have assigned a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 3,047.13 ($43.63).

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of CRH in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Sanford C. Bernstein set a GBX 2,617 ($37.47) price target on CRH and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, January 8th. UBS set a GBX 3,200 ($45.82) price target on CRH and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, January 22nd. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 2,860 ($40.95) price target on shares of CRH in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Finally, Barclays reaffirmed a “top pick” rating on shares of CRH in a report on Friday, March 9th.

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LON CRH traded down GBX 3 ($0.04) during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching GBX 2,368 ($33.91). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,050,895 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,020,000. CRH has a 52 week low of GBX 2,297.70 ($32.90) and a 52 week high of GBX 2,955 ($42.31).

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 8th will be paid a dividend of €0.49 ($0.60) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 8th. This is a positive change from CRH’s previous dividend of $0.19.

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CRH Company Profile

CRH plc, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes building materials. It operates through six segments: Europe Heavyside, Europe Lightside, Europe Distribution, Americas Materials, Americas Products, and Asia. The company manufactures and supplies cement, aggregates, asphalt, lime, and readymixed concrete and concrete products; and construction accessories, network access and perimeter protection products, shutters and awnings, and architectural products.

Analyst Recommendations for CRH (LON:CRH)

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