News stories about NL Industries (NYSE:NL) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NL Industries earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.1128273018405 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Separately, BidaskClub cut shares of NL Industries from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th.
NL Industries (NYSE NL) traded up $0.70 on Friday, reaching $13.10. 139,600 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 79,604. NL Industries has a one year low of $4.70 and a one year high of $14.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $605.28, a PE ratio of 7.86 and a beta of 2.81.
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NL Industries Company Profile
NL Industries, Inc is a holding company. The Company operates in the component products industry through its subsidiary, CompX International Inc (CompX). The Company operates in the chemicals industry through its non-controlling interest in Kronos Worldwide, Inc (Kronos). The Company, through Compx, manufactures engineered components that are sold to a range of industries, including recreational transportation (including boats), postal, office and institutional furniture, cabinetry, tool storage, healthcare, gas stations and vending equipment.
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