Venator Materials PLC (NYSE:VNTR) major shareholder Corp Huntsman sold 1,948,955 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.66, for a total transaction of $42,214,365.30. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Corp Huntsman also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, December 4th, Corp Huntsman sold 21,764,800 shares of Venator Materials stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.66, for a total transaction of $471,425,568.00.

Shares of Venator Materials PLC (NYSE VNTR) opened at $23.45 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 2.03 and a quick ratio of 1.25. Venator Materials PLC has a one year low of $17.85 and a one year high of $26.90.

Venator Materials (NYSE:VNTR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The company reported $0.70 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.25. The firm had revenue of $582.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $568.31 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Venator Materials PLC will post 2.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of VNTR. Greenlight Capital Inc. bought a new position in shares of Venator Materials during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $38,420,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new position in shares of Venator Materials during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $512,000. Point72 Asset Management L.P. bought a new position in shares of Venator Materials during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $28,675,000. Highbridge Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Venator Materials during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $3,013,000. Finally, Jane Street Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Venator Materials during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $255,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 23.20% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on VNTR shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Venator Materials from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. UBS Group upped their target price on shares of Venator Materials from $22.00 to $27.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their target price on shares of Venator Materials from $23.00 to $29.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. SunTrust Banks upped their target price on shares of Venator Materials from $27.00 to $29.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Bank of America upped their target price on shares of Venator Materials from $23.00 to $28.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Venator Materials currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $27.47.

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Venator Materials Company Profile

Venator Materials PLC is a manufacturer and marketer of chemical products. The Company is engaged in manufacturing titanium dioxide (TiO2), functional additives, color pigments, timber treatment and water treatment products. It operates through two segments: Titanium Dioxide and Performance Additives.

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