Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO) Receives News Sentiment Score of 0.10

News coverage about Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kronos Worldwide earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 47.2986226334334 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

KRO has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Kronos Worldwide from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. ValuEngine raised Kronos Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Finally, Barclays increased their target price on Kronos Worldwide from $17.00 to $24.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.00.

Kronos Worldwide (KRO) traded up $0.57 on Friday, reaching $23.14. The company had a trading volume of 711,263 shares, compared to its average volume of 485,460. Kronos Worldwide has a 1 year low of $13.15 and a 1 year high of $29.49. The company has a current ratio of 4.26, a quick ratio of 2.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66. The firm has a market cap of $2,680.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.12, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.01 and a beta of 2.25.

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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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