Venator Materials PLC (NYSE:VNTR) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the fifteen analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $27.29.

VNTR has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on shares of Venator Materials in a research note on Monday, August 28th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $25.00 price target on the stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co initiated coverage on shares of Venator Materials in a research note on Monday, August 28th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $23.00 price target on the stock. Barclays initiated coverage on shares of Venator Materials in a research note on Monday, August 28th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $22.00 price target on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada initiated coverage on shares of Venator Materials in a research note on Monday, August 28th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $23.00 price target on the stock. Finally, UBS initiated coverage on shares of Venator Materials in a research note on Monday, August 28th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $22.00 price target on the stock.

In other Venator Materials news, major shareholder Corp Huntsman sold 21,764,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.66, for a total transaction of $471,425,568.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of VNTR. Jennison Associates LLC bought a new position in Venator Materials during the 3rd quarter valued at about $47,734,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new position in Venator Materials during the 3rd quarter valued at about $40,841,000. Greenlight Capital Inc. bought a new position in Venator Materials during the 3rd quarter valued at about $38,420,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in Venator Materials during the 3rd quarter valued at about $33,036,000. Finally, Point72 Asset Management L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of Venator Materials during the 3rd quarter valued at about $28,675,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 23.20% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Venator Materials (NYSE VNTR) opened at $21.81 on Wednesday. Venator Materials has a fifty-two week low of $17.85 and a fifty-two week high of $26.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a quick ratio of 1.25 and a current ratio of 2.03.

Venator Materials (NYSE:VNTR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.25. The firm had revenue of $582.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $568.31 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.4% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Venator Materials will post 2.04 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Venator Materials

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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