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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 25094.4. Since its IPO date on the 2/19/1993, CRH plc, CRH performance year to date is 8.38%. Today CRH plc, CRH has gained 1.01%, with a current price of 30.99.

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 3.81%. The 52-week high is -1.77%, and the 52-week low is 35.24%. The average volume for CRH plc, CRH is 275458.

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 31.15 and a forward P/E of 12.23. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.82. CRH plc also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.95 and 1.73 respectively. For P/cash, CRH plc has a value of *TBA, while it is 22.67 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 30.99, CRH plc has a dividend yield of 2.28%. 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 30.42% 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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