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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for CRH plc (NYSE:CRH)?

The company in question is, CRH plc (NYSE:CRH) currently with a stock price of 32.93 (-0.48% today). The market cap for CRH plc is 28597.7, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and Cement industry. The target price for CRH plc is 24.01. Currently CRH plc is trading with a P/E of 25.4, and a forward P/E of 13.16. Average volume for CRH plc is 959.74 and so far today it is 138717.

Performance in the last year for CRH plc has been 15.26%. For EPS growth, CRH plc has seen a growth of 12.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 23.42%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 7.70% over the last five years and could be 37.90% for the next five years. CRH plc has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 52.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 450.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is 6.03%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 15.35%.

Since the IPO date for CRH plc on the 2/19/1993, CRH plc has seen performance year to date to be 17.62%. With CRH plc trading at 32.93, the dividend yield is 1.27%, and the EPS is 1.3.

So could CRH plc, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 25.4. The PEG is 0.67, P/S is 0.94 and the P/B is at 1.93. The P/cash is *TBA, with P/free cash flow at 20.21.

CRH plc ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.63, and total debt/equity at 0.68.

In terms of margins, CRH plc has a gross margin of 31.60%, an operating margin of 6.20% and a profit margin of 3.50%.Payout ratio for CRH plc is 54.00%. Return on assets come to 3.50% with return on investment coming to 4.20%.

Insider ownership for CRH plc, is at 1.00% and institutional ownership comes to 7.60%. Outstanding shares are at 864.24. While shares float is 732.19. The float short is currently 0.14%, and short ratio is 1.06.

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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