Media coverage about Valhi (NYSE:VHI) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog 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 media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.3102792179502 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of Valhi from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Valhi from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd.

Shares of Valhi (VHI) opened at 2.33 on Tuesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $2.60 and a 200-day moving average of $3.12. Valhi has a one year low of $1.84 and a one year high of $4.10. The company has a market capitalization of $790.27 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.89 and a beta of 2.62.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 28th. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 5th will be issued a dividend of $0.02 per share. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.43%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 31st. Valhi’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 72.73%.

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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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