News stories about Valhi (NYSE:VHI) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Valhi earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.140995693981 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Valhi (NYSE VHI) opened at 2.64 on Friday. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $2.36 and a 200-day moving average of $3.01. Valhi has a 52-week low of $1.84 and a 52-week high of $4.10. The stock has a market cap of $895.41 million, a PE ratio of 29.33 and a beta of 2.66.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 28th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 5th were issued a $0.02 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 31st. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.03%. Valhi’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 72.73%.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on VHI shares. BidaskClub cut shares of Valhi from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. ValuEngine cut shares of Valhi from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd.

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About Valhi

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), CompX International Inc (CompX) and Waste Control Specialists LLC (WCS).

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