NL Industries Inc. (NYSE:NL)’s share price rose 5.2% on Thursday . The company traded as high as $3.66 and last traded at $3.21, with a volume of 51,649 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $3.05.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised NL Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 21st.

The firm’s market cap is $152.89 million. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $2.87 and its 200-day moving average price is $2.66.

NL Industries (NYSE:NL) last issued its earnings results on Friday, May 6th. The company reported ($0.06) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.07) by $0.01. Analysts expect that NL Industries Inc. will post ($0.06) EPS for the current fiscal year.

NL Industries, Inc is a holding company. The Company operates in the component products industry through its subsidiary, CompX International Inc (CompX). It operates in the chemicals industry through its non-controlling interest in Kronos Worldwide, Inc (Kronos). CompX is a manufacturer of engineered components utilized in a range of applications and industries.

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