Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact CRH (CRH) Share Price
Media coverage about CRH (NYSE:CRH) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing 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 earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.8612416433022 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Several research firms have commented on CRH. Jefferies Group began coverage on shares of CRH in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of CRH from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of CRH from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 28th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.50.
CRH (NYSE CRH) traded down $0.21 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $36.87. 371,157 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,172,392. CRH has a 1 year low of $32.82 and a 1 year 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. The company has a market cap of $30,600.00, a PE ratio of 19.10, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.48 and a beta of 0.91.
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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