Engineers Gate Manager LP lowered its stake in shares of Venator Materials PLC (NYSE:VNTR) by 77.8% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 15,077 shares of the company’s stock after selling 52,764 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager LP’s holdings in Venator Materials were worth $334,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Jennison Associates LLC bought a new stake in Venator Materials in the 3rd quarter valued at $47,734,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new stake in Venator Materials in the 3rd quarter valued at $40,841,000. Greenlight Capital Inc. bought a new stake in Venator Materials in the 3rd quarter valued at $38,420,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. bought a new stake in Venator Materials in the 3rd quarter valued at $33,036,000. Finally, Point72 Asset Management L.P. bought a new stake in Venator Materials in the 3rd quarter valued at $28,675,000. Institutional investors own 25.25% of the company’s stock.

Venator Materials PLC (VNTR) opened at $21.86 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 2.03, a quick ratio of 1.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,320.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.75. Venator Materials PLC has a 12-month low of $17.85 and a 12-month high of $26.90.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on VNTR shares. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $28.00 price target on shares of Venator Materials in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. 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. Jefferies Group increased 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. Bank of America increased their price target on Venator Materials from $23.00 to $28.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Citigroup increased their price target on Venator Materials from $28.00 to $29.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Venator Materials has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $27.31.

In other Venator Materials news, major shareholder Corp Huntsman sold 1,948,955 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.66, for a total transaction of $42,214,365.30. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

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Venator Materials 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Venator Materials (NYSE:VNTR)

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