News stories about NL Industries (NYSE:NL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing 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. NL Industries earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.4629276985474 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
NL Industries (NL) opened at $13.70 on Wednesday. NL Industries has a 12 month low of $5.25 and a 12 month high of $16.05. The firm has a market cap of $703.93, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.67 and a beta of 2.87.
NL Industries (NYSE:NL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The basic materials company reported $0.36 earnings per share for the quarter. NL Industries had a net margin of 67.61% and a return on equity of 33.69%.
Separately, Barclays reaffirmed an “underweight” rating and set a $14.00 price target (up from $7.00) on shares of NL Industries in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th.
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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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