Analysts Anticipate Venator Materials PLC (NYSE:VNTR) Will Post Earnings of $0.04 Per Share

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Equities research analysts expect that Venator Materials PLC (NYSE:VNTR) will post earnings of $0.04 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have issued estimates for Venator Materials’ earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.11 and the lowest is ($0.01). Venator Materials posted earnings of $0.11 per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 63.6%. The firm is scheduled to report its next earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, May 6th.

On average, analysts expect that Venator Materials will report full-year earnings of $0.15 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.04 to $0.24. For the next year, analysts expect that the company will report earnings of $0.38 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.29 to $0.50. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow Venator Materials.

Venator Materials (NYSE:VNTR) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 24th. The company reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.02. Venator Materials had a negative net margin of 11.84% and a negative return on equity of 2.86%. The company had revenue of $476.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $474.93 million.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft upped their price target on Venator Materials from $3.00 to $5.50 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 25th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Venator Materials from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $3.62.

Venator Materials stock traded up $0.11 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $4.90. 11,469 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 505,661. Venator Materials has a fifty-two week low of $1.14 and a fifty-two week high of $5.48. The company has a quick ratio of 1.80, a current ratio of 3.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.43. The firm has a market capitalization of $522.14 million, a P/E ratio of -2.32 and a beta of 1.96. The company’s 50 day simple moving average is $4.67 and its 200-day simple moving average is $3.61.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Dorsey Wright & Associates acquired a new position in shares of Venator Materials during the first quarter worth $37,000. Squarepoint Ops LLC grew its position in Venator Materials by 11.6% during the 4th quarter. Squarepoint Ops LLC now owns 184,063 shares of the company’s stock worth $609,000 after acquiring an additional 19,148 shares during the last quarter. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC increased its holdings in Venator Materials by 31.8% in the 4th quarter. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 85,192 shares of the company’s stock worth $282,000 after purchasing an additional 20,568 shares in the last quarter. Susquehanna International Group LLP bought a new position in Venator Materials in the fourth quarter valued at about $73,000. Finally, Boston Partners raised its position in Venator Materials by 24.9% in the fourth quarter. Boston Partners now owns 243,279 shares of the company’s stock valued at $805,000 after purchasing an additional 48,445 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 31.79% of the company’s stock.

About Venator Materials

Venator Materials PLC, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets chemical products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Titanium Dioxide and Performance Additives. The Titanium Dioxide segment offers titanium dioxide (TiO2), such as rutile, anatase, and ultrafine TiO2 products for use in coatings, printing inks, PVC window frames, plastic masterbatches, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, polyester fibers, polyamide fibers, catalysts, paper, and food and personal care products.

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