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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 936.47, and so far today it has a volume of 940400. Performance year to date since the 2/19/1993 is 19.04%.

To help you determine whether CRH plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 25.86 and forward P/E is 13.27. PEG perhaps more useful shows that CRH plc has a value for PEG of 0.68. P/S ratio is 0.91 and the P/B ratio is 1.96. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and 19.57 respectively.

At the current price CRH plc is trading at, 33.49 (-1.50% today), CRH plc has a dividend yield of 1.25%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 54.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.3, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 23.91% after growing 12.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 450.40%, and 52.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 822.23, and the number of shares float is 732.19. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.00%, and institutional ownership is at 7.60%. The float short is 0.14%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.08. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.50%, and also a return on investment of 4.20%.

The ability for CRH plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 0.63 and total debt/equity is 0.68. In terms of margins, CRH plc has a gross margin of 31.60%, with its operating margin at 6.20%, and CRH plc has a profit margin of 3.50%.

The 52 week high is -1.70%, with 47.06% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 8.76% and the 200 day simple moving average is 17.61%.

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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