Media headlines about NL Industries (NYSE:NL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. NL Industries earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.6762865824716 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
NYSE NL traded down $0.10 during trading on Thursday, hitting $8.60. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 20,232 shares, compared to its average volume of 70,345. The company has a market cap of $411.64, a PE ratio of 5.25 and a beta of 2.93. NL Industries has a fifty-two week low of $6.00 and a fifty-two week high of $16.05.
NL Industries (NYSE:NL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, March 12th. The basic materials company reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.34 by ($0.11). NL Industries had a return on equity of 29.43% and a net margin of 103.57%. The business had revenue of $25.10 million during the quarter.
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About NL Industries
NL Industries, Inc, through its subsidiary, CompX International Inc, operates in the component products industry in the United States and internationally. The company manufactures and sells mechanical and electronic cabinet locks, and other locking mechanisms, including disc tumbler locks, pin tumbler locking mechanisms, and CompX eLock and Stealthlock electronic locks for use in various applications, such as ignition systems, mailboxes, file cabinets, desk drawers, tool storage cabinets, vending and gaming machines, high security medical cabinetry, electronic circuit panels, storage compartments, and gas station security.
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