Valhi (VHI) Lifted to “Hold” at ValuEngine

Valhi (NYSE:VHI) was upgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

VHI has been the subject of a number of other reports. TheStreet upgraded shares of Valhi from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Barclays increased their target price on shares of Valhi from $3.00 to $5.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th.

Shares of Valhi (NYSE:VHI) opened at $5.81 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -18.05, a quick ratio of 2.44 and a current ratio of 3.44. Valhi has a 1 year low of $2.13 and a 1 year high of $7.28. The stock has a market cap of $1,970.58, a PE ratio of 10.56 and a beta of 2.81.

Valhi (NYSE:VHI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The basic materials company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Valhi had a net margin of 4.13% and a negative return on equity of 119.24%.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of VHI. James Investment Research Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Valhi during the fourth quarter worth about $106,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Valhi during the second quarter worth about $133,000. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Valhi by 43.5% during the second quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 44,992 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $134,000 after purchasing an additional 13,643 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager LP purchased a new stake in shares of Valhi during the fourth quarter worth about $143,000. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Valhi by 105.9% during the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 148,158 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $442,000 after purchasing an additional 76,186 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 2.11% of the company’s stock.

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About Valhi

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) and CompX International Inc (CompX).

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