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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: CRH plc, CRH

CRH plc, CRH is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Cement in the sector of Industrial Goods. Based in Ireland, CRH plc, CRH  has a market cap of 24071.43. Since its IPO date on the 2/19/1993, CRH plc, CRH performance year to date is 5.17%. Today CRH plc, CRH has gained 0.50%, with a current price of 29.92.

Ownership of the company is 1.00% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 6.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 70.80%. Return of assets are at 2.90%, with return on investment at 4.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, CRH plc, CRH is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.65. While Total debt/equity is 0.71. With a profit margin of 3.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 30.60%, and operating margin of 5.40%. CRH plc ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.5, while the quick ratio is 1.

For the last year CRH plc, CRH has seen a EPS growth of 12.60%. A performance for the year of 4.63%. The 52-week high is -5.17%, and the 52-week low is 30.57%. The average volume for CRH plc, CRH is 267956.

With a target price of 24.01, can CRH plc, CRH reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of CRH plc, CRH. CRH plc has a P/E of 30.75 and a forward P/E of 11.82. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.81. CRH plc also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.92 and 1.71 respectively. For P/cash, CRH plc has a value of 8.67, while it is 22.15 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 29.92, CRH plc has a dividend yield of 2.35%. We see a return on equity of 6.40%.

Looking more long-term CRH plc, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 37.90%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 30.40% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 12.60% for this year and for the last five years a 7.70% growth has been seen.

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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