Kronos Worldwide (KRO) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds

News articles about Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kronos Worldwide earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 45.5251571182657 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Kronos Worldwide (NYSE KRO) opened at 23.98 on Wednesday. Kronos Worldwide has a 52-week low of $7.27 and a 52-week high of $24.37. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $21.93 and its 200-day moving average is $19.28. The company has a market cap of $2.78 billion, a PE ratio of 9.97 and a beta of 2.17.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 21st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 5th were issued a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 31st. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.50%. Kronos Worldwide’s payout ratio is currently 24.90%.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Kronos Worldwide from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Kronos Worldwide from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. BidaskClub raised shares of Kronos Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 26th. Finally, Barclays PLC upped their price target on shares of Kronos Worldwide from $15.00 to $17.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.50.

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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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