CRH plc (LON:CRH) declared a dividend on Thursday, March 1st, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 8th will be given a dividend of €0.49 ($0.60) per share on Friday, May 4th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 8th. This is an increase from CRH’s previous dividend of $0.19. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.
Shares of CRH stock traded down GBX 5 ($0.07) on Thursday, hitting GBX 2,409 ($33.28). The stock had a trading volume of 2,581,704 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,020,000. CRH has a 12-month low of GBX 2,297.70 ($31.74) and a 12-month high of GBX 2,955 ($40.83).
Several brokerages have recently commented on CRH. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of CRH in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Sanford C. Bernstein set a GBX 2,617 ($36.16) target price on shares of CRH and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, January 8th. Credit Suisse Group lowered their target price on shares of CRH from GBX 3,000 ($41.45) to GBX 2,870 ($39.65) and set an “add” rating for the company in a report on Monday, March 5th. UBS set a GBX 3,200 ($44.21) target price on shares of CRH and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 2,860 ($39.51) target price on shares of CRH in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 3,047.13 ($42.10).
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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