Shares of CRH PLC (NYSE:CRH) saw strong trading volume on Friday . 969,727 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 10% from the previous session’s volume of 878,375 shares.The stock last traded at $33.81 and had previously closed at $33.82.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the company. Beaufort Securities restated a “hold” rating on shares of CRH PLC in a research report on Friday, August 26th. Numis Securities Ltd downgraded CRH PLC from an “add” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 26th. Societe Generale downgraded CRH PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 26th. BNP Paribas restated an “outperform” rating on shares of CRH PLC in a research report on Tuesday, June 21st. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating on shares of CRH PLC in a research report on Tuesday, May 31st. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. CRH PLC has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.00.

The firm has a market capitalization of $27.96 billion and a P/E ratio of 26.05. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $31.57 and its 200 day moving average price is $29.29.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, November 14th. Investors of record on Friday, September 9th will be given a dividend of $0.204 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 7th.

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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