Valhi, Inc. (VHI) Raised to Hold at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Wednesday morning.

Separately, BidaskClub raised shares of Valhi from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th.

Valhi (NYSE:VHI) opened at 4.00 on Wednesday. Valhi has a 12-month low of $1.84 and a 12-month high of $4.10. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $2.68 and its 200 day moving average is $2.99. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.36 billion, a P/E ratio of 44.44 and a beta of 2.66.

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The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 28th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 5th were paid a dividend of $0.02 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 31st. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.00%. Valhi’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 72.73%.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Acrospire Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Valhi by 421.4% in the 2nd quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 43,320 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $129,000 after buying an additional 35,012 shares in the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Valhi in the 2nd quarter worth about $133,000. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Valhi by 43.5% in the 2nd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 44,992 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $134,000 after buying an additional 13,643 shares in the last quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Valhi in the 2nd quarter worth about $155,000. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Valhi by 3.4% in the 1st quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 60,105 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $197,000 after buying an additional 1,986 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 2.15% of the company’s stock.

About Valhi

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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