News coverage about Crh Plc (NYSE:CRH) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 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 Plc earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the construction company an impact score of 45.7263843646009 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. BidaskClub lowered Crh Plc from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Bank of America Corporation raised Crh Plc from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 21st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Crh Plc has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $39.00.

Crh Plc (CRH) opened at 34.62 on Thursday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $35.73 and its 200-day moving average price is $35.48. Crh Plc has a 52 week low of $30.51 and a 52 week high of $38.04. The company has a market capitalization of $28.82 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.66 and a beta of 0.96.

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About Crh Plc

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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