Crh Plc (NYSE:CRH)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $31.97 and last traded at $32.10, with a volume of 28332 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $32.19.

CRH has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $37.00 price target on shares of CRH and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 23rd. ValuEngine lowered shares of CRH from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of CRH from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 15th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. CRH currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $36.50.

The company has a current ratio of 1.62, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51. The firm has a market cap of $27.36 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.84, a P/E/G ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 0.91.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. FMR LLC increased its holdings in shares of CRH by 4.6% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 11,025,282 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $389,744,000 after purchasing an additional 489,009 shares in the last quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of CRH during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $575,000. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can increased its holdings in shares of CRH by 3.1% during the 2nd quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 308,645 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $10,922,000 after purchasing an additional 9,204 shares in the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of CRH by 8.1% during the 2nd quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 226,229 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $7,997,000 after purchasing an additional 16,975 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Todd Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of CRH by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Todd Asset Management LLC now owns 460,451 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $16,277,000 after purchasing an additional 2,718 shares in the last quarter. 4.43% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About CRH

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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