Discussion stirs around CRH plc (LON:CRH) this week; here is what analysts are saying.

April 17, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

CRH plc (LON:CRH) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.97 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.14, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 26 investors sold CRH plc shares while 33 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. 28.53 million shares or 2.73% more from 27.77 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Kornitzer Capital Management Inc Ks owns 23,300 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Texas Yale Cap Corp holds 0.05% in CRH plc (LON:CRH) or 15,000 shares. Jefferies Grp Ltd Liability has 0% invested in CRH plc (LON:CRH) for 23,527 shares. Deutsche Bancshares Ag holds 103,931 shares. New York-based Goldman Sachs Grp Incorporated has invested 0% in CRH plc (LON:CRH). 7,100 are owned by Garde Cap. Dubuque Financial Bank Tru Communications holds 0.3% or 55,117 shares. D E Shaw And Inc holds 0% or 13,686 shares in its portfolio. 108 were accumulated by Manufacturers Life Insur The. Ser accumulated 44 shares. Ledyard Bancshares holds 0% or 270 shares in its portfolio. Highland Capital Management Lc owns 37,871 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. World Asset Mngmt stated it has 47,260 shares. Lpl Limited Liability Corp, a California-based fund reported 23,503 shares. Aperio Grp stated it has 360,640 shares.

CRH plc (LON:CRH) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering CRH PLC (LON:CRH), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. CRH PLC had 10 analyst reports since October 23, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Societe Generale with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 23 by Societe Generale. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of CRH in report on Friday, March 9 with “Top Pick” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 15 by Jefferies. The stock of CRH plc (LON:CRH) earned “Add” rating by Numis Securities on Wednesday, November 22. Jefferies maintained CRH plc (LON:CRH) on Wednesday, November 22 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Monday, March 5 with “Add”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, October 23. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Wednesday, November 22. Deutsche Bank maintained CRH plc (LON:CRH) rating on Wednesday, January 10. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and GBX 32 target. Below is a list of CRH plc (LON:CRH) latest ratings and price target changes.

15/03/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: GBX 2860.00 Maintain
09/03/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Top Pick Maintain
05/03/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 3000.00 New Target: GBX 2870.00 Reiteration
10/01/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 32.00 New Target: GBX 32.00 Maintain
23/11/2017 Broker: Societe Generale Rating: Buy New Target: GBX 3200.00 Maintain
22/11/2017 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 3170.00 New Target: GBX 3000.00 Maintain
22/11/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 3190.00 New Target: GBX 3190.00 Maintain
22/11/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Overweight Maintain
23/10/2017 Broker: Societe Generale Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 3400.00 New Target: GBX 3400.00 Maintain
23/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 3190.00 New Target: GBX 3190.00 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.38% or GBX 9 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 2359. About 2.10M shares traded. CRH plc (LON:CRH) has 0.00% since April 17, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

CRH plc, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes building materials. The company has market cap of 20.24 billion GBP. The firm operates through seven divisions: Europe Heavyside, Europe Lightside, Europe Distribution, Americas Materials, Americas Products, Americas Distribution, and Asia. It has a 8.51 P/E ratio. The firm makes and supplies cement, aggregates, ready-mixed and precast concrete, concrete landscaping, and asphalt products; and construction accessories, shutters and awnings, and fencing and composite access chambers.

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