Media stories about Venator Materials (NYSE:VNTR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Venator Materials earned a news sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.5616990734721 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Shares of Venator Materials (VNTR) opened at $21.74 on Friday. Venator Materials has a 52 week low of $17.85 and a 52 week high of $26.90. The company has a quick ratio of 1.25, a current ratio of 2.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74.
Several equities analysts recently weighed in on VNTR shares. UBS Group lifted their price target on Venator Materials from $22.00 to $27.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Vertical Research started coverage on Venator Materials in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $28.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Venator Materials from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Jefferies Group lifted their price target on Venator Materials from $25.00 to $29.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Alembic Global Advisors restated a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 price target on shares of Venator Materials in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $27.31.
In other Venator Materials news, major shareholder Corp Huntsman sold 21,764,800 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.66, for a total transaction of $471,425,568.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.
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Venator Materials Company Profile
Venator Materials PLC is a manufacturer and marketer of chemical products. The Company is engaged in manufacturing titanium dioxide (TiO2), functional additives, color pigments, timber treatment and water treatment products. It operates through two segments: Titanium Dioxide and Performance Additives.
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