Venator Materials (VNTR) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Accern Reports

News coverage about Venator Materials (NYSE:VNTR) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Venator Materials earned a news impact score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.3725361130461 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on VNTR shares. BMO Capital Markets started coverage on shares of Venator Materials in a report on Tuesday, March 27th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $28.00 price target for the company. Barclays reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a $25.00 price target (down previously from $27.00) on shares of Venator Materials in a report on Monday, February 26th. Wells Fargo & Co started coverage on shares of Venator Materials in a report on Wednesday, April 25th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $28.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Venator Materials from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, May 4th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Venator Materials from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Venator Materials has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $27.33.

Shares of Venator Materials opened at $17.93 on Wednesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The company has a market capitalization of $1.92 billion and a P/E ratio of 10.30. The company has a quick ratio of 1.13, a current ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60. Venator Materials has a one year low of $17.03 and a one year high of $26.90.

Venator Materials (NYSE:VNTR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 1st. The company reported $0.85 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.84 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $622.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $646.95 million. Venator Materials had a net margin of 9.94% and a return on equity of 23.75%. The company’s revenue was up 15.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Venator Materials will post 3.16 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Venator Materials Company Profile

Venator Materials PLC manufactures and markets chemical products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Titanium Dioxide and Performance Additives. The Titanium Dioxide segment offers titanium dioxide (TiO2), such as rutile, anatase, and nano TiO2 products for use in coatings, plastics, paper, printing inks, fibers, and food and personal care products.

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