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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 22706.87. It is in the Cement industry and sector Industrial Goods, with a current P/E of 28.59, a forward P/E of 10.95 and EPS of 0.98. At a stock price of 27.88 (-5.36%) it has a dividend yield of 2.51%.

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 30.35% and more long-term 37.90% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 351.00%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 6.60% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 42.30%.

For performance, CRH plc the past week has seen a gain of 5.05%. For the last month performance for CRH plc is -7.90%. While the last quarter is 1.46% and half year, 0.13%. Finally for the year, performance is 2.18%.

The 52-week high for CRH plc, is at -11.63%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 21.67%. The 20-day simple moving average is -5.50% and 0.76% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.22%, and for the month it is 1.77%. CRH plc, has a target price of 24.01.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.65, and for total debt/equity CRH plc has 0.71. The gross margin is 30.60%, while operating margin is 5.40%, the profit margin is 3.10%. The current ratio is 1.5 and the quick ratio is 1.

Insider ownership is at 1.00%, with instituitional ownership at 6.40%. CRH plc has a payout ratio of 70.80%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 814.45. The shares float is 732.19, with the float short at 0.13%, with short ratio coming to 1.25.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see CRH plc, get 2.90%, with its returns on investment at 4.20%. Return on equity is 6.40%. So will the investors see the target price of 24.01, 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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