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Last close prices updated as of Feb 06, 2023, 6:59 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 46.55
  • Sector Basic Materials
  • Industry Building Materials
  • Investment Style Mid Value
  • Day Range 46.39  –  46.99
  • Year Range 31.22  –  52.37
  • Market Cap 34.6461 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 255,811.0 /  508,102.4
  • Price / Sales 1.10
  • Price / Book 1.67
  • Forward Div Yield 2.57%
  • Trailing Div Yield 2.57%

Morningstar‘s Stock Analysis CRH

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CRH Is the Most Defensive Stock Under Our European Construction Materials Coverage; 20% Upside

Matthew Donen Equity Analyst

Business Strategy and Outlook

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We commend CRH’s strategic repositioning toward being a one-stop shop for construction customers by integrating upstream and downstream activities. The group is the most defensive of our European construction materials coverage because of its exposure to publicly funded U.S. infrastructure activity, which will allow the group to better withstand an economic downturn than its Europe-concentrated peers. As the largest roadbuilder in North America, CRH is well positioned to benefit from recently signed legislative acts that will help support construction demand.

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Company Profile CRH

Business Description

CRH is a global manufacturer of a range of building products used in construction projects, operating via a vertically integrated business model. The past decade has seen CRH transform into a leading building materials business, with increasing exposure to upstream building activities such as aggregates and cement. CRH’s geographic footprint is mostly across developed markets. North America is CRH’s largest market and accounts for 59% of sales. The company is the largest producer of aggregates and asphalt in the U.S.

Stonemason’s Way, Rathfarnham
Dublin, D16 KH51, IRL
Industry Building Materials
Employees 77,400

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FAQs for CRH PLC ADR Stock

Yes. CRH has a forward dividend yield of 2.52%. See CRH’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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CRH’s market cap is 34.65 Bil.
Market capitalization is calculated by taking a company’s share price and multiplying it by the total number of shares. It’s often used to measure a company’s size. In the Morningstar Style Box, large-cap names account for the largest 70% of U.S. stocks, mid-cap names account for the largest 70–90%, and small-cap names are the remaining 10% of companies.

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CRH’s stock style is Mid Value.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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CRH’s price/sales is 1.12.
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CRH’s price/forward earnings is 13.02.
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CRH’s price/book is 1.67.
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CRH’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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