Begins Coverage on Valhi (NYSE:VHI)

Equities researchers at initiated coverage on shares of Valhi (NYSE:VHIGet Free Report) in a research note issued to investors on Sunday. The firm set a “buy” rating on the basic materials company’s stock.

Valhi Price Performance

Valhi stock opened at $18.45 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $521.95 million, a PE ratio of 922.50 and a beta of 1.43. Valhi has a 52-week low of $10.80 and a 52-week high of $20.38. The company has a quick ratio of 2.14, a current ratio of 3.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. The company’s 50 day moving average is $17.38 and its two-hundred day moving average is $15.64.

Valhi (NYSE:VHIGet Free Report) last released its earnings results on Thursday, May 9th. The basic materials company reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The company had revenue of $530.60 million for the quarter. Valhi had a net margin of 0.03% and a return on equity of 0.05%.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On Valhi

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Valhi stock. Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHIFree Report) by 28.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 20,879 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,620 shares during the quarter. Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc. owned about 0.07% of Valhi worth $359,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Institutional investors own 3.83% of the company’s stock.

Valhi Company Profile

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Valhi, Inc engages in the chemicals, component products, and real estate management and development businesses in Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company's Chemicals segment produces and markets titanium dioxide pigments (TiO2), which are white inorganic pigments used in various applications by paint, plastics, decorative laminate, and paper manufacturers.

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