Venator Materials PLC (NYSE:VNTR) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seventeen ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a hold recommendation and eight have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $19.42.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. UBS Group upgraded shares of Venator Materials from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, February 6th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Venator Materials from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Venator Materials from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, January 5th. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Venator Materials in a report on Sunday, November 4th. Finally, Deutsche Bank decreased their target price on shares of Venator Materials from $14.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 31st.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc lifted its holdings in shares of Venator Materials by 0.7% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 905,762 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,152,000 after acquiring an additional 6,207 shares during the last quarter. LPL Financial LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Venator Materials by 18.5% in the 4th quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 48,379 shares of the company’s stock worth $203,000 after acquiring an additional 7,568 shares during the last quarter. NJ State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan lifted its holdings in shares of Venator Materials by 21.1% in the 3rd quarter. NJ State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan now owns 46,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $414,000 after acquiring an additional 8,000 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Venator Materials by 5.2% in the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 161,384 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,641,000 after acquiring an additional 8,037 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Venator Materials by 22.8% in the 4th quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 44,887 shares of the company’s stock worth $188,000 after acquiring an additional 8,322 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 40.61% of the company’s stock.

NYSE:VNTR traded up $0.14 on Monday, hitting $5.25. The stock had a trading volume of 518,188 shares, compared to its average volume of 823,257. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76, a current ratio of 2.27 and a quick ratio of 1.34. The firm has a market capitalization of $546.90 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 3.02, a PEG ratio of 0.86 and a beta of 1.66. Venator Materials has a 1-year low of $3.59 and a 1-year high of $22.70.

Venator Materials Company Profile

Venator Materials PLC manufactures and markets chemical products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Titanium Dioxide and Performance Additives. The Titanium Dioxide segment offers titanium dioxide (TiO2), such as rutile, anatase, and nano TiO2 products for use in coatings, plastics, paper, printing inks, fibers, and food and personal care products.

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