StockNews.com started coverage on shares of Valhi (NYSE:VHI – Get Rating) in a report published on Thursday morning. The firm issued a buy rating on the basic materials company’s stock.
Valhi Stock Down 6.0 %
Valhi stock opened at $16.50 on Thursday. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $23.81 and a 200-day simple moving average of $24.77. The firm has a market capitalization of $466.60 million, a P/E ratio of 5.22 and a beta of 1.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 1.93 and a current ratio of 3.23. Valhi has a one year low of $15.59 and a one year high of $54.06.
Valhi Announces Dividend
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 28th. Investors of record on Monday, March 13th will be given a $0.08 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 10th. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.94%. Valhi’s dividend payout ratio is presently 10.13%.
Hedge Funds Weigh In On Valhi
Valhi, Inc is a holding company, which engages in the manufacture and marketing of titanium dioxide pigments. It operates through the following segments: Chemicals, Component Products, and Real Estate Management and Development. The Chemicals segment produces and markets titanium dioxide pigments for paints, plastics, paper, fibers, and ceramics.
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