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Is CRH plc(NYSE: CRH), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. CRH plc (NYSE: CRH) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 2/19/1993. CRH plc is in the Cement industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for CRH plc, is 876.18, and so far today it has a volume of 513300. Performance year to date since the 2/19/1993 is 19.48%.

To help you determine whether CRH plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 25.92 and forward P/E is 13.4. PEG perhaps more useful shows that CRH plc has a value for PEG of 0.68. P/S ratio is 0.93 and the P/B ratio is 1.97. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and 19.94 respectively.

At the current price CRH plc is trading at, 33.82 (0.06% today), CRH plc has a dividend yield of 2.07%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 54.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.31, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 31.80% after growing 12.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 175.20%, and -23.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 835.7, and the number of shares float is 732.19. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.00%, and institutional ownership is at 7.60%. The float short is 0.14%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.16. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.50%, and also a return on investment of 4.20%.

The ability for CRH plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 0.63 and total debt/equity is 0.68. In terms of margins, CRH plc has a gross margin of 31.60%, with its operating margin at 6.20%, and CRH plc has a profit margin of 3.50%.

The 52 week high is -0.94%, with 47.59% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 10.52% and the 200 day simple moving average is 18.60%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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