Media headlines about NL Industries (NYSE:NL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. NL Industries earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.2704057657324 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of NL Industries (NYSE:NL) opened at 7.40 on Tuesday. NL Industries has a 52 week low of $2.86 and a 52 week high of $10.90. The firm has a market capitalization of $360.42 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.91 and a beta of 2.68. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $7.44 and a 200-day moving average price of $7.28.

NL Industries (NYSE:NL) last announced its earnings results on Monday, May 8th. The basic materials company reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17. The company had revenue of $29.90 million for the quarter. NL Industries had a return on equity of 13.97% and a net margin of 23.55%. On average, equities analysts expect that NL Industries will post $0.80 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Separately, BidaskClub lowered NL Industries from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th.

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NL Industries Company Profile

NL Industries, Inc is a holding company. The Company operates in the component products industry through its subsidiary, CompX International Inc (CompX). The Company operates in the chemicals industry through its non-controlling interest in Kronos Worldwide, Inc (Kronos). The Company, through Compx, manufactures engineered components that are sold to a range of industries, including recreational transportation (including boats), postal, office and institutional furniture, cabinetry, tool storage, healthcare, gas stations and vending equipment.

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