Press coverage about Valhi (NYSE:VHI) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Valhi earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.0991372045856 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Valhi (VHI) traded down $0.01 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $6.21. The company had a trading volume of 176,045 shares, compared to its average volume of 175,162. The firm has a market cap of $2,110.00, a PE ratio of 28.23 and a beta of 3.12. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -18.05, a quick ratio of 2.44 and a current ratio of 3.44. Valhi has a 1-year low of $2.13 and a 1-year high of $7.28.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 22nd. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 6th were issued a dividend of $0.02 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 5th. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.29%. Valhi’s payout ratio is currently 36.36%.

Several research firms recently weighed in on VHI. TheStreet raised Valhi from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Barclays lifted their price target on Valhi from $3.00 to $5.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Valhi from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th.

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Valhi Company Profile

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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