Press coverage about CRH (NYSE:CRH) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CRH earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.8287324822327 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
CRH has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded CRH from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Morgan Stanley upgraded CRH from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, November 17th. Finally, BNP Paribas upgraded CRH from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. CRH presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $36.25.
Shares of CRH (CRH) traded down $0.03 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $34.87. The stock had a trading volume of 886,832 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,044,445. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57, a current ratio of 1.60 and a quick ratio of 1.10. CRH has a 12 month low of $32.47 and a 12 month high of $39.32.
CRH 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 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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