Shares of Venator Materials PLC (NYSE:VNTR) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $23.22.

Several analysts have issued reports on the company. BMO Capital Markets cut their price objective on Venator Materials from $23.00 to $17.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Venator Materials from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 3rd. UBS Group dropped their target price on Venator Materials from $20.00 to $14.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, August 10th. Morgan Stanley dropped their target price on Venator Materials from $19.00 to $17.50 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, Citigroup dropped their target price on Venator Materials from $30.00 to $27.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 11th.

NYSE VNTR traded up $0.01 on Monday, hitting $11.76. 337,000 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 772,497. The company has a current ratio of 2.32, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56. The company has a market cap of $1.33 billion and a PE ratio of 6.78. Venator Materials has a twelve month low of $11.04 and a twelve month high of $26.90.

Venator Materials (NYSE:VNTR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 31st. The company reported $0.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.85. The firm had revenue of $626.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $666.44 million. Venator Materials had a return on equity of 27.45% and a net margin of 16.67%. The company’s revenue was up 11.4% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Venator Materials will post 2.51 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its stake in shares of Venator Materials by 81,257.1% in the 4th quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 5,695 shares of the company’s stock valued at $126,000 after buying an additional 5,688 shares in the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. bought a new stake in Venator Materials during the first quarter worth approximately $174,000. Legal & General Group Plc bought a new stake in Venator Materials during the first quarter worth approximately $192,000. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. bought a new stake in Venator Materials during the second quarter worth approximately $215,000. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG boosted its position in Venator Materials by 9,700.0% during the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 9,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $216,000 after purchasing an additional 9,700 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 41.31% of the company’s stock.

Venator Materials Company Profile

Venator Materials PLC manufactures and markets chemical products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Titanium Dioxide and Performance Additives. The Titanium Dioxide segment offers titanium dioxide (TiO2), such as rutile, anatase, and nano TiO2 products for use in coatings, plastics, paper, printing inks, fibers, and food and personal care products.

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