News coverage about Valhi (NYSE:VHI) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Valhi earned a media sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.9484833559939 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Shares of Valhi (NYSE:VHI) opened at 3.98 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $1.35 billion, a P/E ratio of 44.22 and a beta of 2.66. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $2.68 and a 200-day moving average of $2.99. Valhi has a 12-month low of $1.84 and a 12-month high of $4.10.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 28th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 5th were paid a $0.02 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 31st. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.01%. Valhi’s payout ratio is 72.73%.
A number of brokerages recently commented on VHI. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Valhi from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Valhi from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd.
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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), CompX International Inc (CompX) and Waste Control Specialists LLC (WCS).
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