Crh Plc (NYSE:CRH) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Crh Plc from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Bank of America Corporation raised shares of Crh Plc from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 21st.

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Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Jaffetilchin Investment Partners LLC increased its position in shares of Crh Plc by 0.4% in the first quarter. Jaffetilchin Investment Partners LLC now owns 12,356 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $435,000 after buying an additional 45 shares during the last quarter. Assetmark Inc. increased its position in shares of Crh Plc by 2.2% in the first quarter. Assetmark Inc. now owns 2,978 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $105,000 after buying an additional 65 shares during the last quarter. Financial Counselors Inc. increased its position in shares of Crh Plc by 1.7% in the first quarter. Financial Counselors Inc. now owns 7,654 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $269,000 after buying an additional 126 shares during the last quarter. Huntington National Bank increased its position in shares of Crh Plc by 5.0% in the second quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 2,842 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 135 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc increased its position in shares of Crh Plc by 1.1% in the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 18,037 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $634,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. 4.47% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Crh Plc (NYSE CRH) traded up 0.12% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $34.06. 653,449 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm has a market cap of $28.35 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.34 and a beta of 0.96. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $35.49 and its 200-day moving average price is $35.47. Crh Plc has a 52 week low of $31.55 and a 52 week high of $38.04.

Crh Plc Company Profile

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.

Analyst Recommendations for Crh Plc (NYSE:CRH)

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