Media coverage about Crh Plc (NYSE:CRH) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Crh Plc earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the construction company an impact score of 46.3616460704693 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Several research firms have issued reports on CRH. BidaskClub raised Crh Plc from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Jefferies Group LLC began coverage on Crh Plc in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised Crh Plc from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $30.50 to $32.50 in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $32.50.

Shares of Crh Plc (NYSE CRH) opened at 37.29 on Tuesday. Crh Plc has a 1-year low of $31.55 and a 1-year high of $38.06. The firm has a market cap of $31.11 billion, a PE ratio of 19.60 and a beta of 0.97. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $36.44 and its 200 day moving average price is $35.89.

The firm also recently declared a None dividend, which will be paid on Monday, November 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.226 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 7th. This is a positive change from Crh Plc’s previous None dividend of $0.20.

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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.

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