Venator Materials (VNTR) Given Media Impact Score of 0.11

News articles about Venator Materials (NYSE:VNTR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Venator Materials earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.3288831889332 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group downgraded shares of Venator Materials from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $27.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. Alembic Global Advisors reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 price target on shares of Venator Materials in a research report on Monday, November 20th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Venator Materials from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Jefferies Group increased their price target on shares of Venator Materials from $25.00 to $29.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Bank of America increased their price target on shares of Venator Materials from $23.00 to $28.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Venator Materials presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $27.47.

Shares of Venator Materials (VNTR) opened at $23.54 on Wednesday. Venator Materials has a 52 week low of $17.85 and a 52 week high of $26.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a quick ratio of 1.25 and a current ratio of 2.03. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,510.00 and a P/E ratio of 42.80.

Venator Materials (NYSE:VNTR) last posted its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.45 by $0.25. The business had revenue of $582.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $568.31 million. Venator Materials’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.4% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Venator Materials will post 2.05 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, major shareholder Corp Huntsman sold 1,948,955 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.66, for a total transaction of $42,214,365.30. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

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Venator Materials Company Profile

Venator Materials PLC is a manufacturer and marketer of chemical products. The Company is engaged in manufacturing titanium dioxide (TiO2), functional additives, color pigments, timber treatment and water treatment products. It operates through two segments: Titanium Dioxide and Performance Additives.

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