Crh Plc (NYSE:CRH) shares reached a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $34.28 and last traded at $34.15, with a volume of 1,584,163 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $33.89.

A number of research firms have recently commented on CRH. 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. Beaufort Securities reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Crh Plc in a research report on Friday, August 26th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating on shares of Crh Plc in a research report on Tuesday, May 31st. Finally, BNP Paribas restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Crh Plc in a research report on Tuesday, June 21st. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Crh Plc currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.00.

The firm has a market cap of $28.15 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.23. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $31.57 and a 200-day moving average price of $29.29.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, November 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 9th will be given a $0.204 dividend. The ex-dividend date 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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