Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in Crh Plc (NYSE:CRH) by 1.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,717,518 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 24,974 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 0.21% of CRH worth $65,025,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in CRH. Marshall Wace North America L.P. acquired a new stake in CRH during the 2nd quarter valued at $471,000. Airain ltd acquired a new stake in CRH during the 2nd quarter valued at $1,181,000. Eagle Asset Management Inc. grew its holdings in CRH by 11.3% during the 2nd quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. now owns 9,101 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $322,000 after purchasing an additional 925 shares in the last quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. grew its holdings in CRH by 7.2% during the 2nd quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. now owns 46,695 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $1,656,000 after purchasing an additional 3,130 shares in the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its holdings in CRH by 59.5% during the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 459,082 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $16,283,000 after purchasing an additional 171,209 shares in the last quarter. 3.42% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Shares of Crh Plc (NYSE:CRH) opened at $37.32 on Friday. Crh Plc has a fifty-two week low of $32.82 and a fifty-two week high of $38.06. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57, a current ratio of 1.60 and a quick ratio of 1.10.
A number of research firms recently weighed in on CRH. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of CRH from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. Morgan Stanley raised shares of CRH from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, November 17th. Finally, Jefferies Group began coverage on shares of CRH in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $32.50.
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CRH public limited company (CRH plc) is a building materials company. The Company’s segments include Europe Heavyside, Europe Lightside, Europe Distribution, Americas Materials, Americas Products, Americas Distribution and Asia. Europe Heavyside segment is engaged in the manufacturing and supply of aggregates, asphalt, cement, readymixed and precast concrete and landscaping products.
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