Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Valhi (VHI) Stock Price

News articles about Valhi (NYSE:VHI) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Valhi earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 44.8249428354652 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Valhi (NYSE:VHI) traded up $0.06 during trading on Friday, hitting $5.38. The company had a trading volume of 25,599 shares, compared to its average volume of 200,412. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -18.05, a quick ratio of 2.44 and a current ratio of 3.44. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,841.70, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.17 and a beta of 2.81. Valhi has a one year low of $2.13 and a one year high of $7.28.

Valhi (NYSE:VHI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The basic materials company reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $514.90 million for the quarter. Valhi had a negative return on equity of 119.24% and a net margin of 4.13%.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on VHI. ValuEngine lowered Valhi from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. TheStreet raised Valhi from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Finally, Barclays lifted their price objective on Valhi from $3.00 to $5.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th.

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Valhi Company Profile

Valhi, Inc is a holding company. The Company operates through four segments: Chemicals, Component Products, Waste Management, and Real Estate Management and Development. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, including NL Industries, Inc, Kronos Worldwide, Inc (Kronos) and CompX International Inc (CompX).

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