Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect CRH PLC (CRH) Stock Price

News articles about CRH PLC (NYSE:CRH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CRH PLC earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the construction company an impact score of 45.9081805207204 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of CRH PLC (NYSE CRH) opened at 34.06 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $28.35 billion, a PE ratio of 19.34 and a beta of 0.96. The stock’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.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. BidaskClub downgraded CRH PLC from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Bank of America Corporation raised CRH PLC from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 21st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $39.00.

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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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