Tronox (TROX) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows

Press coverage about Tronox (NYSE:TROX) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Tronox earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.5713717665065 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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Several equities research analysts have weighed in on TROX shares. Barclays reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Tronox in a report on Monday, March 12th. ValuEngine upgraded Tronox from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets started coverage on Tronox in a report on Wednesday, March 28th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $24.00 price objective for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Tronox presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $27.00.

Shares of NYSE:TROX opened at $19.71 on Friday. Tronox has a 52-week low of $12.88 and a 52-week high of $28.40. The company has a market capitalization of $2,441.13, a PE ratio of -73.00, a PEG ratio of 2.98 and a beta of 3.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.08, a current ratio of 7.58 and a quick ratio of 6.22.

Tronox (NYSE:TROX) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The company reported $0.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.06. Tronox had a positive return on equity of 0.66% and a negative net margin of 13.64%. The firm had revenue of $464.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $429.49 million. equities research analysts forecast that Tronox will post 0.68 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 26th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 12th were given a $0.045 dividend. This represents a $0.18 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.91%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 9th. Tronox’s dividend payout ratio is currently -66.67%.

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About Tronox

Tronox Limited produces and markets titanium bearing mineral sands and titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment in North America, Europe, South Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region. The company engages in the exploration, mining, and beneficiation of mineral sands deposits. It also produces titanium feedstock, including chloride slag, slag fines, rutile, synthetic rutile, leucoxene, titanium slag, and ilmenite, as well as pig iron and zircon; and suplies and markets TiO2 under the TRONOX brand name, which is used in the manufacture of paint and other coatings, and plastics and paper, as well as in various other applications comprising inks, fibers, rubber, food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.

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