NL Industries Inc. (NYSE:NL) gapped up before the market opened on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $3.03, but opened at $3.04. NL Industries shares last traded at $3.18, with a volume of 11,955 shares traded.

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

The stock’s market capitalization is $148.06 million. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $2.88 and a 200-day moving average of $2.72.

NL Industries (NYSE:NL) last released its earnings results on Friday, August 5th. The company reported $0.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.05) by $0.06. Equities analysts anticipate that NL Industries Inc. will post ($0.06) earnings per share for the current 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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