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Is CRH plc(NYSE: CRH), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. CRH plc (NYSE: CRH) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 2/19/1993. CRH plc is in the Cement industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for CRH plc, is 863.42, and so far today it has a volume of 353785. Performance year to date since the 2/19/1993 is 19.05%.

To help you determine whether CRH plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 34.46 and forward P/E is 13.38. PEG perhaps more useful shows that CRH plc has a value for PEG of 0.91. P/S ratio is 1.04 and the P/B ratio is 1.91. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and 25.05 respectively.

At the current price CRH plc is trading at, 33.12 (-1.72% today), CRH plc has a dividend yield of 2.08%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 70.80%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.98, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 30.38% after growing 12.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 225.50%, and -28.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 815.95, and the number of shares float is 732.19. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.00%, and institutional ownership is at 7.40%. The float short is 0.13%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.14. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.90%, and also a return on investment of 4.20%.

The ability for CRH plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.5, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 0.65 and total debt/equity is 0.71. In terms of margins, CRH plc has a gross margin of 30.60%, with its operating margin at 5.40%, and CRH plc has a profit margin of 3.10%.

The 52 week high is -1.72%, with 44.54% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 10.85% and the 200 day simple moving average is 17.35%.

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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