CRH stock: buy or sell?

CRH stock price: $25.89 -3.54% At close on April 1st, 2020

Updated on:
April 1st, 2020

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CRH collapsed a terrible -3.54% and closed at $25.89. On Thursday CRH boosted an astounding 10.85%. On Friday CRH plunged a hair-raising -5.72%.

CRH plc, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes building materials. The company operates through seven segments: Europe Heavyside, Europe Lightside, Europe Distribution, Americas Materials, Americas Products, Americas Distribution, and Asia.

Should I buy CRH stock?

You can't be a successful trader if you don't follow a methodolgy or system that assist you in choosing companies and the correct market timing. Following a trading strategy helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

Currently, CRH stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean CRH will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is CRH stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks post stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for CRH stock for the last month.

CRH stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of CRH collapsed a terrible -3.54% and closed at $25.89.

Shares of CRH ended today at $25.89 and collapsed a terrible -3.54%. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed down on March 6th, CRH fell $-8.63 per share (-25.00%). On January, CRH hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $39.62 recorded on December. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

CRH stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting a super good 21.65% in a week last week, CRH closed this week at $25.89 and appreciated a good 2.09%. By mid March CRH plunged a hair-raising -38.45% in just one week.

Not so far away is the last all-time high CRH marked late December 2019, but since then it dropped a 35.13%. Since late February, when CRH stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-10.82 per share (-29.47%). Stocks under the 200d moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders. Since SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up late April 2019, CRH price slid a -18.64%.

CRH stock chart (weekly)

CRH stock price history

CRH IPO was on January 16th, 1992 at $0.01 per share1. Since then, CRH stock grew a 258,800.00%, with a yearly average of 9,242.90%. If you had invested $1,000 in CRH stock in 1992, it would worth $2,588,000.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

CRH stock historical price chart

CRH stock reached all-time highs on January with a price of $39.91.

CRH stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. You should not follow the analysts' CRH stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price target for CRH stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

, when CRH posted its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
CRH earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2016-Q3-n/an/an/a
2016-Q42017-03-02n/an/an/a
2017-Q2-n/a0.4n/a
2017-Q42018-04-04n/an/an/a
2018-Q1-n/an/an/a
2018-Q2-n/an/an/a
2018-Q3-n/an/an/a
2018-Q42019-04-05n/an/an/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, CRH annual turnover rose a pretty good 6.23% to $26,790.00 M dollars from $25,220.00 marked in 2017. Aligned with this, its profit margin (compared to sales) grew to 9.40%, that is $2,517.00 million.

CRH annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$15,310 M-$-251.41 M-1.6%-
2014$22,879 M49.44%$704 M3.1%-380.05%
2015$23,635 M3.30%$724 M3.1%2.83%
2016$27,104 M14.68%$1,243 M4.6%71.69%
2017$25,220 M-6.95%$1,788 M7.1%43.85%
2018$26,790 M6.23%$2,517 M9.4%40.77%

Quarterly financial results

Reported quarter earnings marked $0.00 M with a profit margin of . Profit margin stayed steady a 0.00% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was nan%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, CRH sales marked a tight movement and stayed steady a nan%.
CRH quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2

CRH ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a stock, it's worth to overview its ownership structure.

CRH shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.00% of all shares.

In case of CRH stock, 5.66% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for CRH stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to CRH:

CRH
Market cap$20.3 B
Total shares783.9 M
Float shares784.6 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)5.7%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

CRH summary

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Open$25.94
Close$25.89
Day range$25.76 - $26.71
Previous close$26.84
Session gain-3.54%
Average true range$2.30
50d mov avg$32.24
100d mov avg$35.05
200d mov avg$33.85
Daily patternlt03a
Weekly pattern

CRH performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We selected as the bechmarking frame for CRH stock.
Stock3m6m12m
CRH -33.43%-19.87%-18.79%

CRH competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as CRH competitor. This doesn't mean CRH does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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