Valhi (VHI) Upgraded at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Valhi (NYSE:VHI) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning.

VHI has been the topic of a number of other reports. TheStreet raised Valhi from a c rating to a b- rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Barclays boosted their price objective on Valhi from $3.00 to $5.00 and gave the company an underweight rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th.

Valhi (NYSE:VHI) opened at $5.81 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,970.58, a PE ratio of 25.26 and a beta of 2.81. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -18.05, a current ratio of 3.44 and a quick ratio of 2.44. Valhi has a 52 week low of $2.13 and a 52 week high of $7.28.

Valhi (NYSE:VHI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The basic materials company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Valhi had a negative return on equity of 119.24% and a net margin of 4.13%.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in VHI. James Investment Research Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Valhi in the 4th quarter valued at about $106,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Valhi in the 2nd quarter valued at about $133,000. Teachers Advisors LLC lifted its stake 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 valued at $134,000 after purchasing an additional 13,643 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager LP acquired a new position in shares of Valhi in the 4th quarter valued at about $143,000. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Valhi by 105.9% in the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 148,158 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $442,000 after purchasing an additional 76,186 shares during the period. 2.11% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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) and CompX International Inc (CompX).

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