What Will Happen to Valhi Incorporated (NYSE:VHI) Next? The Stock Has Increase in Shorts

December 5, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

 What Will Happen to Valhi Incorporated (NYSE:VHI) Next? The Stock Has Increase in Shorts

Investors sentiment increased to 2.75 in 2017 Q2. Its up 1.22, from 1.53 in 2017Q1. It increased, 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.
Raymond James & Assoc owns 247,200 shares. Goldman Sachs Group reported 0% in Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI). Citigroup holds 0% or 30,067 shares. Strs Ohio holds 82,300 shares. Morgan Stanley invested in 0% or 115,811 shares. Blackrock holds 1.42M shares or 0% of its portfolio. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems invested in 0% or 11,227 shares. Wells Fargo & Mn holds 0% or 13,879 shares. 51,945 were accumulated by Chicago Equity Prtn. Royal Fincl Bank Of Canada holds 0% in Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI) or 1,667 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And holds 0% or 109,702 shares. Greenbrier Prns Capital Lc reported 0.22% in Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI). Legal General Gru Public Ltd Com invested in 3,062 shares or 0% of the stock. Deutsche Comml Bank Ag reported 114,705 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 12,658 were accumulated by Cibc Asset Inc.

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. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of VHI in report on Wednesday, November 15 with “Underweight” rating. The stock has “Strong Sell” rating by Zacks on Wednesday, September 2.

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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