Valhi (VHI) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.13

News headlines about Valhi (NYSE:VHI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Valhi earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.0196311939158 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on VHI. ValuEngine lowered shares of Valhi from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Valhi from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Finally, Barclays raised their price objective on shares of Valhi from $3.00 to $5.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th.

Valhi (NYSE VHI) opened at $5.57 on Wednesday. Valhi has a 12-month low of $2.13 and a 12-month high of $7.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -18.05, a quick ratio of 2.44 and a current ratio of 3.44. The firm has a market cap of $1,880.00, a PE ratio of 25.32 and a beta of 2.81.

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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) and CompX International Inc (CompX).

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