Kronos Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:KRO)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $8.72 and last traded at $8.66, with a volume of 502,302 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $8.04.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Kronos Worldwide from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 29th.

The firm’s market cap is $985.10 million. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $6.46 and its 200 day moving average price is $5.98.

Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO) last announced its earnings results on Friday, August 5th. The company reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.02. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned ($1.38) earnings per share. The firm earned $356.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $334 million. Kronos Worldwide’s quarterly revenue was down 1.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Kronos Worldwide Inc. will post $0.13 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 6th will be issued a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 1st.

Kronos Worldwide, Inc is a producer and marketer of titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments, a base industrial product that is used in a range of applications. The Company, along with its distributors and agents, sells and provides technical services for its products in approximately 100 countries with sales in Europe and North America.

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