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Best stocks of the day: CRH plc (NYSE:CRH)

It looks like CRH plc (NYSE:CRH) had an excellent day at the stock market, with its price going up by 0.27%, to 25.77. This is a change of 0.19% from open which creates a gap of 0.08%. The total volume of shares traded was 226526 which puts the relative volume at 1.85 for the day. This is great news for the sector.

The stock went public on 2/19/1993 and has an average volume of 364.56. The weekly volatility is at 1.53% while the monthly volatility rests at 2.34%.

In terms of performance, the stock has had a mixed year so far with the performance for the year at -7.20%. The performance this quarter is at -5.45% while the weekly performance is at 5.59%.

The sales growth quarter on quarter is at 17.00% while the total number of outstanding shares are at 817.36.

When it comes to earning per share the company is at 295.60% for the year with a projected 37.90% earning per share for the next year. The EPS growth for the last 5 years is at -2.10% while the predicted EPS growth for the next 5 years is at 37.90%. This leaves us with a quarter on quarter earnings per share growth of 166.70%.

The dividend yield for the company is hovering around 1.56% while the pay out ratio is currently at 120.00%. Profit margins are at 2.00% while the operating margin stands at 5.90%. The year to date performance is at -10.83% with a 52 week high of -16.74% and a 52 week low of 10.46%.

CRH plc has a market capital of 21006.15 at the moment and a profit to earnings ratio of 29.54. They are one of the leading companies in the Cement in Ireland. Institutional ownership in the company is 6.50% while the short ratio is 1.76. The stock is currently offering a return on equity of 3.70% while the return on assets is at 1.80% and the return on investment is at 4.60%. The sales growth over the last 5 years is at 1.70% while earning per share for the last 12 months is at 0.87.

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