Valhi, Inc. (VHI) Raised to “C” at TheStreet

Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI) was upgraded by equities researchers at TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, May 11th.

Valhi (VHI) opened at 3.28 on Thursday. Valhi has a 12 month low of $1.34 and a 12 month high of $4.10. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $3.40 and its 200 day moving average price is $3.34. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.11 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 68.33 and a beta of 2.44.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 22nd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, June 6th will be paid a $0.02 dividend. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.44%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 2nd. Valhi’s dividend payout ratio is presently 133.36%.

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Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in Valhi by 0.3% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 541,656 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $1,777,000 after buying an additional 1,856 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Valhi by 4.0% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 146,938 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $481,000 after buying an additional 5,684 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in Valhi by 7.6% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 59,153 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $194,000 after buying an additional 4,174 shares during the period. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in Valhi by 3.4% in the first quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 60,105 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $197,000 after buying an additional 1,986 shares during the period. Finally, Spark Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Valhi during the first quarter worth approximately $157,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 1.67% of the company’s stock.

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), CompX International Inc (CompX) and Waste Control Specialists LLC (WCS).

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