Valhi (VHI) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media coverage about Valhi (NYSE:VHI) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Valhi earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.0511120238434 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Valhi (NYSE VHI) opened at $5.85 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -18.05, a quick ratio of 2.44 and a current ratio of 3.44. The company has a market cap of $1,980.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.74 and a beta of 3.12. Valhi has a 12 month low of $2.13 and a 12 month high of $7.28.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 22nd. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.02 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 5th. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.37%. Valhi’s payout ratio is currently 36.36%.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of Valhi from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Barclays boosted their target price on shares of Valhi from $3.00 to $5.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Valhi from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th.

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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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