Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. decreased its position in shares of Crh Plc (NYSE:CRH) by 2.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 56,582 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 1,145 shares during the period. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co.’s holdings in CRH were worth $1,754,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Proficio Capital Partners LLC raised its stake in CRH by 82.3% in the 4th quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 1,101 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $29,000 after purchasing an additional 497 shares in the last quarter. Lindbrook Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of CRH in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $36,000. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of CRH by 222.2% in the 4th quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC now owns 2,426 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $64,000 after buying an additional 1,673 shares in the last quarter. We Are One Seven LLC acquired a new position in CRH during the 4th quarter worth approximately $117,000. Finally, Advisor Group Inc. grew its holdings in CRH by 24.4% during the 4th quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 5,584 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $148,000 after acquiring an additional 1,096 shares during the last quarter. 4.32% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
CRH traded up $0.23 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $33.56. 15,920 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 429,184. The company has a current ratio of 1.56, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. Crh Plc has a fifty-two week low of $24.62 and a fifty-two week high of $38.46. The company has a market cap of $27.78 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.62 and a beta of 0.88.
A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of CRH in a research note on Wednesday, April 3rd. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of CRH in a research note on Tuesday, March 26th. UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of CRH in a research note on Thursday, February 28th. Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on shares of CRH in a report on Tuesday, February 26th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of CRH from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, March 1st. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $36.00.
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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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