Headlines about CRH (NYSE:CRH) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CRH earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the construction company an impact score of 46.2775941642765 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
CRH (NYSE CRH) traded down $0.39 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $34.74. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 926,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 572,412. CRH has a 12 month low of $32.82 and a 12 month high of $38.06. The company has a current ratio of 1.60, a quick ratio of 1.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57.
Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of CRH from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and raised their price target for the company from $30.50 to $32.50 in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. Jefferies Group initiated coverage on shares of CRH in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. BidaskClub raised shares of CRH from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut CRH from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 28th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.50.
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CRH public limited company (CRH plc) is a building materials company. The Company’s segments include Europe Heavyside, Europe Lightside, Europe Distribution, Americas Materials, Americas Products, Americas Distribution and Asia. Europe Heavyside segment is engaged in the manufacturing and supply of aggregates, asphalt, cement, readymixed and precast concrete and landscaping products.
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