CRH (CRH) Receives Media Sentiment Rating of -2.25

Press coverage about CRH (NYSE:CRH) has trended negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. CRH earned a news sentiment score of -2.25 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news articles about the construction company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted CRH’s score:

CRH opened at $27.48 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.35, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54. The firm has a market capitalization of $22.87 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.99 and a beta of 0.93. CRH has a twelve month low of $26.58 and a twelve month high of $39.32.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on CRH shares. Bank of America reissued a “buy” rating on shares of CRH in a research note on Friday, August 31st. Cfra reissued a “buy” rating on shares of CRH in a research note on Wednesday. Goldman Sachs Group set a $35.00 price target on shares of CRH and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday. BNP Paribas reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of CRH in a research note on Wednesday, November 14th. Finally, Exane BNP Paribas lowered shares of CRH from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $37.33.

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CRH Company Profile

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

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