Is Buying Valhi Incorporated (NYSE:VHI) Here Good Idea?

December 5, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

 Is Buying Valhi Incorporated (NYSE:VHI) Here Good Idea?

Investors sentiment increased to 2.75 in Q2 2017. Its up 1.22, from 1.53 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 4 investors sold Valhi, Inc. shares while 8 reduced holdings. 12 funds opened positions while 21 raised stakes. 7.25 million shares or 29.00% more from 5.62 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
30,067 are held by Citigroup. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage, a New York-based fund reported 2,812 shares. Citadel Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company has 29,522 shares. Goldman Sachs Gp Inc owns 0% invested in Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI) for 44,765 shares. Manufacturers Life The reported 9,754 shares stake. 15,688 were reported by American International Group Inc. Greenbrier Prns Cap Management Ltd Liability Com invested in 0.22% or 344,790 shares. Raymond James & Assocs has invested 0% in Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI). Wells Fargo And Mn stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI). The Massachusetts-based Howland Management Limited Liability Com has invested 0.06% in Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI). Deutsche Bank Ag has invested 0% in Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI). Northern Tru has invested 0% of its portfolio in Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI). Vanguard stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI). Creative Planning holds 28,851 shares. Morgan Stanley accumulated 115,811 shares or 0% of the stock.

The stock of Valhi Incorporated (NYSE:VHI) registered an increase of 75.6% in short interest. VHI’s total short interest was 241,100 shares in December as published by FINRA. Its up 75.6% from 137,300 shares, reported previously. With 343,900 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 1 days to cover their VHI’s short positions. The short interest to Valhi Incorporated’s float is 0.97%.

The stock increased 2.10% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $6.82. About 106,753 shares traded. Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI) has risen 79.27% since December 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 62.57% the S&P500.

Valhi, Inc. engages in the chemicals, component products, waste management, and real estate businesses worldwide. The company has market cap of $2.31 billion. The companyÂ’s Chemicals segment produces and markets titanium dioxide pigments , which are white inorganic pigments used in various applications by paint, plastics, decorative laminate, and paper manufacturers. It has a 75.78 P/E ratio. It offers TiO2 under the Kronos name through agents and distributors.

Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI) Ratings Coverage

Among 2 analysts covering Valhi Inc (NYSE:VHI), 0 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Valhi Inc had 4 analyst reports since August 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Zacks downgraded the stock to “Strong Sell” rating in Wednesday, September 2 report. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Underweight” on Wednesday, November 15.

More news for Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI) were recently published by: Nasdaq.com, which released: “Valhi, Inc. (VHI) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 05, 2017” on December 04, 2017. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Lam Research, Donaldson and Valhi” and published on December 01, 2017 is yet another important article.

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