Media coverage about Venator Materials PLC (NYSE:VNTR) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Venator Materials PLC earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 47.6704579314546 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Venator Materials PLC (VNTR) traded up $0.80 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $23.01. 412,900 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 651,704. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 2.03 and a quick ratio of 1.25. Venator Materials PLC has a one year low of $17.85 and a one year high of $26.90.

Venator Materials PLC (NYSE:VNTR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The company reported $0.70 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.25. The company had revenue of $582.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $568.31 million. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 9.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Venator Materials PLC will post 2.04 EPS for the current fiscal year.

VNTR has been the subject of several analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC initiated coverage on Venator Materials PLC in a research report on Monday, August 7th. They set a “buy” rating and a $25.00 price objective for the company. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. started coverage on Venator Materials PLC in a research report on Monday, August 28th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $25.00 target price for the company. J P Morgan Chase & Co started coverage on Venator Materials PLC in a research report on Monday, August 28th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $23.00 target price for the company. Barclays PLC started coverage on Venator Materials PLC in a report on Monday, August 28th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $22.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada started coverage on Venator Materials PLC in a report on Monday, August 28th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $23.00 price target on the stock. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $27.00.

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Venator Materials PLC Company Profile

Venator Materials PLC is a manufacturer and marketer of chemical products. The Company is engaged in manufacturing titanium dioxide (TiO2), functional additives, color pigments, timber treatment and water treatment products. It operates through two segments: Titanium Dioxide and Performance Additives.

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