Kronos Worldwide Inc (NYSE:KRO) Upgraded to “Strong-Buy” at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Kronos Worldwide Inc (NYSE:KRO) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report released on Friday, September 1st.

KRO has been the subject of a number of other reports. Barclays PLC lifted their target price on Kronos Worldwide from $15.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock an underweight rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. BidaskClub downgraded Kronos Worldwide from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Saturday, June 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kronos Worldwide from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $24.00 target price for the company in a report on Friday, July 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $20.50.

Kronos Worldwide (KRO) traded up 0.74% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $21.75. 456,649 shares of the stock traded hands. Kronos Worldwide has a 1-year low of $7.27 and a 1-year high of $22.30. The firm has a market cap of $2.52 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.04 and a beta of 2.11. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $20.27 and a 200-day moving average price of $18.19.

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The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 21st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 5th will be given a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 31st. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.76%. Kronos Worldwide’s dividend payout ratio is currently 24.90%.

In other Kronos Worldwide news, insider Benjiman R. Corona sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.35, for a total value of $36,700.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,175. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 0.08% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of KRO. 1060 Capital LLC purchased a new position in shares of Kronos Worldwide during the 1st quarter valued at $17,241,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Kronos Worldwide by 180.8% during the 2nd quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 1,021,536 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $18,614,000 after buying an additional 657,735 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Kronos Worldwide by 37.1% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,227,707 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $40,589,000 after buying an additional 603,137 shares during the last quarter. MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd purchased a new position in shares of Kronos Worldwide during the 1st quarter valued at $4,300,000. Finally, Marshall Wace North America L.P. purchased a new position in shares of Kronos Worldwide during the 1st quarter valued at $4,300,000. 15.42% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Kronos Worldwide

Kronos Worldwide, Inc (Kronos) is a producer and marketer of titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments, a base industrial product that is used in a range of applications. The Company, along with its distributors and agents, sells and provides technical services for its products with sales in Europe and North America.

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