News stories about Valhi (NYSE:VHI) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Valhi earned a media sentiment 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 news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Valhi (NYSE:VHI) traded up $0.06 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $5.38. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 25,599 shares, compared to its average volume of 200,412. The company has a market capitalization of $1,841.70, a P/E ratio of 23.17 and a beta of 2.81. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -18.05, a quick ratio of 2.44 and a current ratio of 3.44. Valhi has a 1-year low of $2.13 and a 1-year high of $7.28.

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

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Valhi from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Barclays lifted their target price on Valhi from $3.00 to $5.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Valhi from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd.

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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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