Dimensional Fund Advisors LP trimmed its stake in shares of Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI) by 4.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 191,247 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 9,517 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 0.06% of Valhi worth $627,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC raised its position in shares of Valhi by 3.4% during the 1st quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 60,105 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $197,000 after buying an additional 1,986 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its holdings in shares of Valhi by 6.6% in the 1st quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 722,938 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $2,371,000 after purchasing an additional 44,719 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Spark Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Valhi in the 1st quarter worth approximately $157,000. Institutional investors own 2.16% of the company’s stock.
A number of research firms have recently issued reports on VHI. ValuEngine lowered shares of Valhi from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. BidaskClub lowered shares of Valhi from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th.
Shares of Valhi, Inc. (NYSE VHI) traded up 1.30% on Friday, reaching $2.33. 51,441 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock has a market capitalization of $790.27 million, a P/E ratio of 25.89 and a beta of 2.62. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $2.51 and a 200-day moving average price of $3.09. Valhi, Inc. has a 12 month low of $1.84 and a 12 month high of $4.10.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 28th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 5th will be given a $0.02 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 31st. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.48%. Valhi’s dividend payout ratio is currently 72.73%.
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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