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How has CRH plc:(NYSE:CRH) performed recently?

CRH plc (NYSE: CRH) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 27783.31. It is in the Cement industry and sector Industrial Goods, with a current P/E of 25.8, a forward P/E of 13.32 and EPS of 1.3. At a stock price of 33.49 (-0.68%) it has a dividend yield of 1.25%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 7.70%, more recently this last year it has grown by 12.60%. The next year growth is going to be about 23.41% and more long-term *TBA after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 450.40%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 6.60% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 52.50%.

For performance, CRH plc the past week has seen a gain of -0.12%. For the last month performance for CRH plc is -1.01%. While the last quarter is 21.91% and half year, 21.08%. Finally for the year, performance is 27.82%.

The 52-week high for CRH plc, is at -2.08%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 47.06%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.37% and 15.78% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.40%, and for the month it is 1.55%. CRH plc, has a target price of 5.49.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.63, and for total debt/equity CRH plc has 0.68. The gross margin is 31.60%, while operating margin is 6.20%, the profit margin is 3.50%. The current ratio is 1.4 and the quick ratio is 1.

Insider ownership is at 1.00%, with instituitional ownership at 7.60%. CRH plc has a payout ratio of 54.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 829.6. The shares float is 732.19, with the float short at 0.13%, with short ratio coming to 0.87.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see CRH plc, get 3.50%, with its returns on investment at 4.20%. Return on equity is 7.90%. So will the investors see the target price of 5.49, reached soon?

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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