Barclays lowered shares of CRH (NYSE:CRH) from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating in a research report report published on Monday, Briefing.com Automated Import reports.

A number of other research firms have also weighed in on CRH. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of EXACT Sciences from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Tuesday, July 2nd. Credit Suisse Group reissued a hold rating and issued a $32.00 target price on shares of CRH in a report on Friday, July 5th. Berenberg Bank reissued a buy rating and issued a GBX 3,620 ($47.30) target price on shares of Bellway in a report on Wednesday, April 3rd. Clarus Securities restated a positive rating on shares of CRH in a research report on Monday, March 18th. Finally, Deutsche Bank restated a hold rating on shares of Tata Motors in a research report on Tuesday, March 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $33.50.

CRH stock opened at $33.19 on Monday. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $32.36. CRH has a fifty-two week low of $24.62 and a fifty-two week high of $36.01. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a current ratio of 1.56. The stock has a market capitalization of $27.66 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.49 and a beta of 0.93.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Raymond James Trust N.A. lifted its position in CRH by 4.1% in the first quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. now owns 8,528 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $264,000 after buying an additional 336 shares during the last quarter. Signaturefd LLC lifted its position in CRH by 9.4% in the first quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 5,369 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $166,000 after buying an additional 461 shares during the last quarter. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. lifted its position in CRH by 102.9% in the first quarter. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. now owns 980 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $30,000 after buying an additional 497 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank lifted its position in CRH by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 50,298 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $1,457,000 after buying an additional 528 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Fulton Bank N.A. lifted its position in shares of CRH by 5.1% during the second quarter. Fulton Bank N.A. now owns 12,935 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $423,000 after purchasing an additional 630 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 4.48% of the company’s stock.

CRH Company Profile

CRH plc, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes building materials. It operates through three segments: Europe Materials, Americas Materials, and Building Products. The company manufactures and supplies cement, lime, aggregates, readymixed and precast concrete, and asphalt products; and construction accessories, architectural products, shutters and awnings, and perimeter protection and network access products.

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