Valhi (NYSE:VHI) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

A number of other research firms have also recently weighed in on VHI. TheStreet raised shares of Valhi from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Barclays boosted their target price on shares of Valhi from $3.00 to $5.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th.

Valhi (NYSE VHI) traded down $0.10 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $5.97. 213,300 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 312,083. The company has a market capitalization of $2,020.00, a PE ratio of 27.14 and a beta of 3.13. Valhi has a 12-month low of $2.13 and a 12-month high of $7.28. The company has a current ratio of 3.44, a quick ratio of 2.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -18.05.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. State Street Corp grew its stake in shares of Valhi by 15.0% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 297,086 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $885,000 after buying an additional 38,671 shares during the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Valhi during the second quarter worth $133,000. Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Valhi in the second quarter worth $603,000. Northern Trust Corp grew its stake in shares of Valhi by 1.8% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 261,196 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $778,000 after purchasing an additional 4,524 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Acrospire Investment Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Valhi by 421.4% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 43,320 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $129,000 after purchasing an additional 35,012 shares during the last quarter. 2.10% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Valhi Company Profile

Valhi, Inc is a holding company. The Company operates through four segments: Chemicals, Component Products, Waste Management, and Real Estate Management and Development. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, including NL Industries, Inc, Kronos Worldwide, Inc (Kronos), CompX International Inc (CompX) and Waste Control Specialists LLC (WCS).

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