Kronos Worldwide (KRO) Given Daily News Impact Score of 0.10

News coverage about Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kronos Worldwide earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.2134809719439 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

KRO has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kronos Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $24.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 28th. ValuEngine raised shares of Kronos Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. BidaskClub raised shares of Kronos Worldwide from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Barclays PLC boosted their target price on shares of Kronos Worldwide from $15.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $20.50.

Shares of Kronos Worldwide (NYSE KRO) opened at 18.90 on Friday. Kronos Worldwide has a 1-year low of $7.27 and a 1-year high of $21.89. The firm has a market cap of $2.19 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.86 and a beta of 2.10. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $19.82 and its 200-day moving average is $17.25.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 21st. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 5th will be paid a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 31st. Kronos Worldwide’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 24.90%.

In other news, insider Benjiman R. Corona sold 2,000 shares of Kronos Worldwide stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.35, for a total transaction of $36,700.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,175. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.08% of the company’s stock.

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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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