Media headlines about NL Industries (NYSE:NL) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NL Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.915043772847 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

NL Industries (NYSE:NL) traded up 1.75% on Friday, reaching $8.70. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 45,553 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $7.50 and a 200 day moving average price of $7.49. The stock has a market capitalization of $423.81 million, a P/E ratio of 6.40 and a beta of 2.70. NL Industries has a 52 week low of $3.10 and a 52 week high of $10.90.

Separately, BidaskClub cut NL Industries from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th.

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NL Industries Company Profile

NL Industries, Inc is a holding company. The Company operates in the component products industry through its subsidiary, CompX International Inc (CompX). The Company operates in the chemicals industry through its non-controlling interest in Kronos Worldwide, Inc (Kronos). The Company, through Compx, manufactures engineered components that are sold to a range of industries, including recreational transportation (including boats), postal, office and institutional furniture, cabinetry, tool storage, healthcare, gas stations and vending equipment.

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