Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Venator Materials (NYSE:VNTR) Stock Price

News articles about Venator Materials (NYSE:VNTR) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Venator Materials earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.5616990734721 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

A number of analysts recently weighed in on VNTR shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Venator Materials from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Alembic Global Advisors reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 price target on shares of Venator Materials in a research note on Monday, November 20th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price target on shares of Venator Materials from $23.00 to $29.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Goldman Sachs Group lowered shares of Venator Materials from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $27.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, Morgan Stanley began coverage on shares of Venator Materials in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $25.00 target price on the stock. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $27.31.

Venator Materials (VNTR) traded down $1.57 on Friday, reaching $19.55. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,194,238 shares, compared to its average volume of 719,573. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 2.03 and a quick ratio of 1.25. Venator Materials has a 52 week low of $17.85 and a 52 week high of $26.90.

Venator Materials (NYSE:VNTR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 23rd. The company reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.66 by ($0.05). The firm had revenue of $528.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $539.36 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Venator Materials will post 2.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Venator Materials news, major shareholder Corp Huntsman sold 1,948,955 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.66, for a total value of $42,214,365.30. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

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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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