Crh Plc (NYSE:CRH) shares gapped down prior to trading on Friday . The stock had previously closed at $31.32, but opened at $31.44. Crh Plc shares last traded at $31.78, with a volume of 587,391 shares changing hands.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BNP Paribas reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Crh Plc in a research note on Tuesday, June 21st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Crh Plc from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 10th. Bank of America Corp. raised shares of Crh Plc from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, April 25th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Crh Plc in a research report on Tuesday, May 31st. Finally, Beaufort Securities reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Crh Plc in a research report on Thursday, April 28th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $25.00.

The company has a market capitalization of $26.17 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.23. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $29.58 and a 200-day moving average price of $28.47.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Crh Plc stock. Bank of Montreal Can increased its position in shares of Crh Plc (NYSE:CRH) by 6.3% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 585,304 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 34,936 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can owned about 0.07% of Crh Plc worth $16,869,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

CRH plc manufactures and distributes a range of products servicing the construction needs, from the fundamentals of heavy materials and elements to construct the frame, through exterior products that complete the building envelope, to distribution channels, which service construction fit-out and renewal.

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