Valhi (VHI) Upgraded at ValuEngine

Valhi (NYSE:VHI) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

Other analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Barclays increased their price target on shares of Valhi from $3.00 to $5.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. TheStreet raised shares of Valhi from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd.

Shares of Valhi (NYSE VHI) opened at $5.81 on Friday. Valhi has a one year low of $2.13 and a one year high of $7.28. The company has a quick ratio of 2.44, a current ratio of 3.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -18.05. The firm has a market cap of $1,997.72, a P/E ratio of 25.26 and a beta of 2.81.

Valhi (NYSE:VHI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The basic materials company reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter. Valhi had a net margin of 4.13% and a negative return on equity of 119.24%.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Northern Trust Corp boosted its position in shares of Valhi by 1.8% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 261,196 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $778,000 after purchasing an additional 4,524 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Valhi by 43.5% during the 2nd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 44,992 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $134,000 after purchasing an additional 13,643 shares during the period. James Investment Research Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Valhi during the 4th quarter worth approximately $106,000. Engineers Gate Manager LP purchased a new position in shares of Valhi during the 4th quarter worth approximately $143,000. Finally, Chicago Equity Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Valhi by 55.9% during the 4th quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC now owns 98,105 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $605,000 after purchasing an additional 35,170 shares during the period. 2.11% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About Valhi

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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