BidaskClub cut shares of James Hardie Industries PLC. (NYSE:JHX) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Friday.

Separately, CLSA upgraded shares of James Hardie Industries PLC. from a sell rating to an outperform rating in a research note on Thursday, April 20th.

James Hardie Industries PLC. (NYSE:JHX) traded up 0.27% during trading on Friday, reaching $15.08. The company had a trading volume of 6,063 shares. James Hardie Industries PLC. has a one year low of $14.00 and a one year high of $17.30. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $15.35 and a 200 day moving average price of $15.50. The company has a market capitalization of $6.65 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.32 and a beta of 1.14.

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The company also recently disclosed a None dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 4th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 8th were paid a $0.28 dividend. This is a positive change from James Hardie Industries PLC.’s previous None dividend of $0.21. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 7th. James Hardie Industries PLC.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 16.20%.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Bank of Montreal Can raised its stake in James Hardie Industries PLC. by 1.7% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 6,868 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $109,000 after buying an additional 114 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE raised its stake in James Hardie Industries PLC. by 34.4% in the first quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 8,325 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $133,000 after buying an additional 2,130 shares during the period. Private Advisor Group LLC raised its stake in James Hardie Industries PLC. by 0.4% in the first quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 14,982 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $237,000 after buying an additional 57 shares during the period. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in James Hardie Industries PLC. by 2.1% in the first quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. now owns 21,287 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $336,000 after buying an additional 447 shares during the period. Finally, Comerica Bank increased its position in James Hardie Industries PLC. by 1.4% in the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 25,331 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $426,000 after buying an additional 345 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 0.54% of the company’s stock.

About James Hardie Industries PLC.

James Hardie Industries Plc is a manufacturer of fiber cement products and systems for internal and external building construction applications in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. The Company’s operating segments are North America and Europe Fiber Cement, and Asia Pacific Fiber Cement.

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