News articles about Valhi (NYSE:VHI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Valhi earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.9108414381615 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Valhi (NYSE:VHI) opened at 2.58 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $875.06 million, a P/E ratio of 28.67 and a beta of 2.59. Valhi has a one year low of $1.77 and a one year high of $4.10. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $3.08 and a 200 day moving average of $3.26.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 28th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 5th will be paid a $0.02 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 31st. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.10%. Valhi’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 72.73%.

Several research analysts have commented on VHI shares. BidaskClub raised shares of Valhi from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 15th. TheStreet raised shares of Valhi from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Thursday, May 11th.

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About Valhi

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), CompX International Inc (CompX) and Waste Control Specialists LLC (WCS).

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