Initiates Coverage on Valhi (NYSE:VHI)

Investment analysts at assumed coverage on shares of Valhi (NYSE:VHIGet Free Report) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. The brokerage set a “buy” rating on the basic materials company’s stock.

Valhi Stock Performance

NYSE VHI opened at $15.83 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $447.80 million, a P/E ratio of 791.50 and a beta of 1.27. Valhi has a 1-year low of $10.80 and a 1-year high of $20.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 3.45 and a quick ratio of 2.14. The business’s 50-day simple moving average is $17.85 and its 200-day simple moving average is $15.83.

Valhi (NYSE:VHIGet Free Report) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 9th. The basic materials company reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter. The business had revenue of $530.60 million for the quarter. Valhi had a return on equity of 0.05% and a net margin of 0.03%.

Hedge Funds Weigh In On Valhi

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Valhi stock. Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHIFree Report) by 28.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 20,879 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,620 shares during the period. Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc. owned approximately 0.07% of Valhi worth $359,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 3.83% of the company’s stock.

Valhi Company Profile

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Valhi, Inc engages in the chemicals, component products, and real estate management and development businesses in Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company's Chemicals segment produces and markets titanium dioxide pigments (TiO2), which are white inorganic pigments used in various applications by paint, plastics, decorative laminate, and paper manufacturers.

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