Today’s Short Interest Alert: Valhi Incorporated (NYSE:VHI) Short Interest Decreased By 14.8%

November 18, 2016 - By Ellis Scott   ·   0 Comments

Today's Short Interest Alert: Valhi Incorporated (NYSE:VHI) Short Interest Decreased By 14.8%

The stock of Valhi Incorporated (NYSE:VHI) registered a decrease of 14.8% in short interest. VHI’s total short interest was 458,400 shares in November as published by FINRA. Its down 14.8% from 538,000 shares, reported previously. With 113,200 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 4 days to cover their VHI’s short positions. The short interest to Valhi Incorporated’s float is 2.44%. About 157,983 shares traded hands or 4.61% up from the average. Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI) has risen 61.54% since April 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 57.11% the S&P500.

Valhi, Inc. is a holding company. The Company operates through four divisions: Chemicals, Component Products, Waste Management, and Real Estate Management and Development. The company has a market cap of $990.41 million. The Chemicals segment operates through Kronos Worldwide, Inc., which produces and markets titanium dioxide pigments. It currently has negative earnings. The Component Products segment operates through CompX International Inc., which makes security products used in the recreational transportation, postal, cabinetry, tool storage, healthcare and a range of other industries.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 2.36 in Q2 2016. Its up 1.18, from 1.18 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, as 3 funds sold all Valhi, Inc. shares owned while 14 reduced positions. 5 funds bought stakes while 15 increased positions. They now own 3.52 million shares or 1.02% more from 3.48 million shares in 2016Q1.
Manufacturers Life Ins The owns 9,257 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Howland Cap Mgmt Ltd Llc accumulated 0.04% or 244,000 shares. Comml Bank Of Ny Mellon Corp has invested 0% of its portfolio in Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI). Citadel Advisors Llc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI). Deutsche Financial Bank Ag has 0% invested in the company for 4,442 shares. Northern Tru Corporation holds 0% of its portfolio in Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI) for 126,084 shares. Vaughan David Investments Il has 0% invested in the company for 11,421 shares. Blackrock Mgmt Lc accumulated 69,432 shares or 0% of the stock. Schwab Charles Invest Mngmt accumulated 0% or 62,878 shares. Blackrock has 2,640 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Susquehanna Interest Grp Incorporated Limited Liability Partnership owns 29,859 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Panagora Asset Mngmt Incorporated holds 0% of its portfolio in Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI) for 10,314 shares. Creative Planning accumulated 28,851 shares or 0% of the stock. The California-based Blackrock Institutional Company Na has invested 0% in Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI). Fifth Third Bank has invested 0% of its portfolio in Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI).

Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI) Ratings Coverage

Out of 2 analysts covering Valhi Inc (NYSE:VHI), 0 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 0 “Hold”. This means 0 are positive. Valhi Inc has been the topic of 3 analyst reports since August 28, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Wednesday, September 2 the stock rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Strong Sell”.

VHI Company Profile

Valhi, Inc., incorporated on June 1, 1971, is a holding company. The Firm operates through four divisions: Chemicals, Component Products, Waste Management, and Real Estate Management and Development. The Firm operates through its subsidiaries, including NL Industries, Inc., Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (Kronos), CompX International Inc. (CompX) and Waste Control Specialists LLC (WCS).

Another recent and important Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI) news was published by Streetinsider.com which published an article titled: “Valhi, Inc. (VHI), EnergySolutions to Defend Acquisition of WCS Against U.S …” on November 17, 2016.

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