Shares of NL Industries Inc. (NYSE:NL) fell 12.9% on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $5.12 and last traded at $5.14, with a volume of 293,396 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $5.90.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded NL Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 25th.

The company’s market cap is $258.14 million. The company has a 50-day moving average of $3.22 and a 200 day moving average of $2.84.

NL Industries (NYSE:NL) last issued 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 forecast that NL Industries Inc. will post $0.10 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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