Johan Karlström Purchases 2,000 Shares of Crh Plc (LON:CRH) Stock

Crh Plc (LON:CRH) insider Johan Karlström purchased 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 1st. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 2,779 ($36.31) per share, with a total value of £55,580 ($72,625.11).

LON:CRH opened at GBX 2,641 ($34.51) on Friday. The business has a 50 day moving average of GBX 2,713.92 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 2,588.27. The company has a market capitalization of $20.98 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.39. Crh Plc has a 1-year low of GBX 1,961 ($25.62) and a 1-year high of GBX 2,889 ($37.75). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 72.39, a current ratio of 1.35 and a quick ratio of 0.91.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 25th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 5th were given a €0.20 ($0.23) dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 5th. This represents a yield of 0.69%. CRH’s payout ratio is 0.15%.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “underweight” rating on shares of CRH in a research report on Tuesday, July 16th. UBS Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of CRH in a research report on Monday, September 16th. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of CRH in a research report on Tuesday, June 25th. Bank of America set a GBX 3,100 ($40.51) price target on CRH and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. Finally, Barclays downgraded CRH to an “equal weight” rating and set a GBX 3,300 ($43.12) target price for the company. in a research report on Monday, July 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. CRH currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 3,008.75 ($39.31).

About CRH

CRH plc, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes building materials. It operates through three segments: Europe Materials, Americas Materials, and Building Products. The company manufactures and supplies cement, lime, aggregates, readymixed and precast concrete, and asphalt products; and construction accessories, architectural products, shutters and awnings, and perimeter protection and network access products.

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