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How to buy CRH stock

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CRH plc is a building materials business based in the US. CRH shares (CRH) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. CRH employs 77,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – CRH – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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CRH share price

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CRH shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-29.
52-week range$25.89 - $48.76
50-day moving average $47.19
200-day moving average $43.08
Wall St. target price$24.01
PE ratio 33.9422
Dividend yield $1.15 (2.4%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.42

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Is it a good time to buy CRH stock?

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Is CRH under- or over-valued?

Valuing CRH stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of CRH's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

CRH's P/E ratio

CRH's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 34x. In other words, CRH shares trade at around 34x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

CRH's PEG ratio

CRH's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.6736. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into CRH's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


CRH's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.9 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a CRH's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

CRH financials

Revenue TTM $27.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.08%
Gross profit TTM $9.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.38%
Return on equity TTM 5.83%
Profit margin 4.07%
Book value $24.72
Market capitalisation $37.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting CRH shares

There are currently 487,064 CRH shares held short by investors – that's known as CRH's "short interest". This figure is 6.8% up from 456,068 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting CRH shares can be evaluated.

CRH's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

CRH's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of CRH shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of CRH shares traded daily (recently around 529417.39130435). CRH's SIR currently stands at 0.92. In other words for every 100,000 CRH shares traded daily on the market, roughly 920 shares are currently held short.

However CRH's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of CRH shares, or, against the total number of tradable CRH shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case CRH's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 CRH shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable CRH shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against CRH.

Find out more about how you can short CRH stock.

CRH share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 98.68% of net profits

Recently CRH has paid out, on average, around 98.68% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.39% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), CRH shareholders could enjoy a 2.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CRH's case, that would currently equate to about $1.15 per share.

CRH's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

CRH's most recent dividend payout was on 1 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have CRH's shares ever split?

CRH's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 23 August 1998. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your CRH shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for CRH shares which in turn could have impacted CRH's share price.

CRH share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CRH's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.8853 up to $48.76. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CRH.US volatility(beta: 0.88)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while CRH's is 0.8782. This would suggest that CRH's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

CRH overview

CRH plc, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes building materials. It operates in three segments: Americas Materials, Europe Materials, and Building Products. The company manufactures and supplies cement, lime, aggregates, precast, ready mixed concrete, and asphalt products; concrete masonry and hardscape products comprising pavers, kerbs, retaining walls, and related patio products; and glass and glazing products, including architectural glass, custom-engineered curtain and window walls, architectural windows, storefront systems, doors, skylights, and architectural hardware. It also offers precast concrete and polymer-based products, such as underground vaults, drainage pipes and structures, utility enclosures, and modular precast structures to the water, energy, communication, transportation, and building structures markets; and construction accessories, such as anchoring, fixing, and connection solutions, as well as lifting systems, formwork accessories, and other accessories used in construction applications. In addition, the company offers network access products, which include composite access chambers, covers, passive safety systems, retention sockets, sealants, and meter boxes; and paving and construction services. Further, it provides building and civil engineering contracting, contract surfacing, operates logistics and owned railway infrastructure; sells and distributes cement; and supplies access chambers and ducting products. It serves governments, contractors, homebuilders, homeowners, and sub-contractors.

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