Press coverage about NL Industries (NYSE:NL) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NL Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 47.4186944934365 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
NYSE:NL traded down $0.10 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $7.75. 39,963 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 52,552. The firm has a market cap of $382.41, a P/E ratio of 4.88 and a beta of 2.93. NL Industries has a one year low of $6.00 and a one year high of $16.05.
NL Industries (NYSE:NL) last announced its earnings results on Monday, March 12th. The basic materials company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by ($0.11). The company had revenue of $25.10 million for the quarter. NL Industries had a return on equity of 29.43% and a net margin of 103.57%.
NL Industries, Inc is a holding company. The Company operates in the component products industry through its subsidiary, CompX International Inc (CompX). The Company operates in the chemicals industry through its non-controlling interest in Kronos Worldwide, Inc (Kronos). The Company, through Compx, manufactures engineered components that are sold to a range of industries, including recreational transportation (including boats), postal, office and institutional furniture, cabinetry, tool storage, healthcare, gas stations and vending equipment.
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