James Hardie Industries PLC. (NYSE:JHX) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report released on Saturday.

Separately, CLSA raised James Hardie Industries PLC. from a “sell” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, April 20th.

Shares of James Hardie Industries PLC. (NYSE JHX) traded up 0.07% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $13.68. The stock had a trading volume of 9,021 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $15.17 and its 200 day moving average price is $15.44. James Hardie Industries PLC. has a 1-year low of $13.62 and a 1-year high of $17.30. The company has a market capitalization of $6.03 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.47 and a beta of 1.14.

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Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Private Advisor Group LLC boosted its position in shares of James Hardie Industries PLC. by 0.4% in the first quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 14,982 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $237,000 after buying an additional 57 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its position in shares of James Hardie Industries PLC. by 1.7% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 6,868 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $109,000 after buying an additional 114 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of James Hardie Industries PLC. by 0.4% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 71,212 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $1,125,000 after buying an additional 297 shares during the last quarter. World Asset Management Inc boosted its position in shares of James Hardie Industries PLC. by 1.1% in the first quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 27,506 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $435,000 after buying an additional 299 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Comerica Bank boosted its position in shares of James Hardie Industries PLC. by 1.4% in the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 25,331 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $426,000 after buying an additional 345 shares during the last quarter. 0.54% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

James Hardie Industries PLC. Company Profile

James Hardie Industries Plc is a manufacturer of fiber cement products and systems for internal and external building construction applications in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. The Company’s operating segments are North America and Europe Fiber Cement, and Asia Pacific Fiber Cement.

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