Media headlines about Valhi (NYSE:VHI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Valhi earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 47.4358798378554 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Several brokerages have weighed in on VHI. ValuEngine cut Valhi from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 16th. TheStreet cut Valhi from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Friday, August 24th.
NYSE VHI traded down $0.03 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $3.23. 1,666 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 163,821. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.23, a current ratio of 3.76 and a quick ratio of 2.64. Valhi has a 52 week low of $2.22 and a 52 week high of $9.24. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.16 billion, a P/E ratio of 4.45 and a beta of 2.57.
Valhi (NYSE:VHI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 8th. The basic materials company reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.09. Valhi had a return on equity of 235.99% and a net margin of 14.44%. The company had revenue of $510.20 million for the quarter.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 20th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.02 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 31st. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.48%.
Valhi Company Profile
Valhi, Inc engages in the chemicals, component products, and real estate management and development businesses worldwide. The company's Chemicals segment produces and markets titanium dioxide pigments (TiO2), which are white inorganic pigments used in various applications by paint, plastics, decorative laminate, and paper manufacturers.
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