Media coverage about Tronox (NYSE:TROX) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Tronox earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 44.1407878773725 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Tronox (NYSE TROX) traded down $0.03 during trading on Friday, hitting $18.71. 65,730 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,500,760. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.45, a quick ratio of 6.91 and a current ratio of 8.44. Tronox has a 52-week low of $12.88 and a 52-week high of $28.40. The stock has a market cap of $2,359.69, a P/E ratio of -13.17 and a beta of 3.29.

Tronox (NYSE:TROX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.03 by $0.05. Tronox had a negative net margin of 7.50% and a negative return on equity of 2.19%. equities research analysts expect that Tronox will post -0.04 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on TROX. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Tronox from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. began coverage on shares of Tronox in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $30.00 price objective on the stock.

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About Tronox

Tronox Limited produces and markets titanium bearing mineral sands and titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment in North America, Europe, South Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region. It primarily operates in two segments, TiO2 and Alkali. The TiO2 segment engages in the exploration, mining, and beneficiation of mineral sands deposits.

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