Somewhat Critical Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Venator Materials (VNTR) Share Price

Headlines about Venator Materials (NYSE:VNTR) have been trending somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Venator Materials earned a coverage optimism score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 46.0313702300598 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.

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

VNTR opened at $18.81 on Friday. Venator Materials has a 1-year low of $17.07 and a 1-year high of $26.90. The company has a quick ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,915.20 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.81.



Venator Materials (NYSE:VNTR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 23rd. The company reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.66 by ($0.05). The business had revenue of $528.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $539.36 million. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Venator Materials will post 3.14 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on VNTR. Citigroup lifted their target price on shares of Venator Materials from $28.00 to $30.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday. BMO Capital Markets began coverage on shares of Venator Materials in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $28.00 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Venator Materials from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Barclays reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a $25.00 target price (down previously from $27.00) on shares of Venator Materials in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Finally, Morgan Stanley started coverage on shares of Venator Materials in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $25.00 target price for the company. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $27.29.

In other Venator Materials news, Director Kathy Dawn Patrick acquired 4,500 shares of Venator Materials stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 26th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $20.45 per share, for a total transaction of $92,025.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Peter R. Huntsman acquired 10,000 shares of Venator Materials stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 28th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $19.44 per share, with a total value of $194,400.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

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About Venator Materials

Venator Materials PLC manufactures and markets chemical products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Titanium Dioxide and Performance Additives. The Titanium Dioxide segment offers titanium dioxide (TiO2), such as rutile, anatase, and nano TiO2 products for use in coatings, plastics, paper, printing inks, fibers, and food and personal care products.

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