StockNews.com initiated coverage on shares of Valhi (NYSE:VHI – Get Rating) in a report released on Thursday morning. The firm issued a buy rating on the basic materials company’s stock.
Valhi Stock Performance
Shares of VHI opened at $16.50 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 3.23, a quick ratio of 1.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. The stock has a market cap of $466.60 million, a P/E ratio of 5.22 and a beta of 1.47. The company has a 50-day moving average of $23.81 and a two-hundred day moving average of $24.77. Valhi has a 12-month low of $15.59 and a 12-month high of $54.06.
Valhi Announces Dividend
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 28th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 13th will be given a dividend of $0.08 per share. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.94%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 10th. Valhi’s payout ratio is currently 10.13%.
Hedge Funds Weigh In On Valhi
Valhi Company Profile
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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