NL Industries Inc. (NYSE:NL) shares traded up 5.2% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $3.66 and last traded at $3.21, with a volume of 51,649 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.05.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of NL Industries from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 21st.

The company has a 50-day moving average of $2.87 and a 200-day moving average of $2.67. The company’s market cap is $147.53 million.

NL Industries (NYSE:NL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August 5th. The company reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.06. On average, analysts forecast that NL Industries Inc. will post ($0.06) earnings per share 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.