Citadel Advisors LLC reduced its holdings in Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI) by 41.7% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 30,876 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 22,109 shares during the quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC’s holdings in Valhi were worth $146,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Guggenheim Capital LLC bought a new stake in shares of Valhi in the 1st quarter worth approximately $134,000. Strs Ohio grew its position in shares of Valhi by 25.3% in the 2nd quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 127,600 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $607,000 after buying an additional 25,800 shares during the last quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP bought a new stake in shares of Valhi in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $136,000. Martingale Asset Management L P grew its position in shares of Valhi by 9.0% in the 2nd quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 254,253 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $1,211,000 after buying an additional 21,012 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Valhi in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $158,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 3.69% of the company’s stock.

Shares of VHI stock opened at $2.53 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $929.37 million, a PE ratio of 3.56 and a beta of 2.57. Valhi, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $2.35 and a fifty-two week high of $9.24. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.23, a quick ratio of 2.64 and a current ratio of 3.76.

Valhi (NYSE:VHI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 8th. The basic materials company reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.09. Valhi had a return on equity of 235.99% and a net margin of 14.44%. The firm had revenue of $510.20 million for the quarter.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 20th. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 4th were given a dividend of $0.02 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, August 31st. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.16%.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on VHI. TheStreet lowered Valhi from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Friday, August 24th. ValuEngine lowered Valhi from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 15th.

Valhi Company Profile

Valhi, Inc engages in the chemicals, component products, and real estate management and development businesses worldwide. The company's Chemicals segment produces and markets titanium dioxide pigments (TiO2), which are white inorganic pigments used in various applications by paint, plastics, decorative laminate, and paper manufacturers.

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