Press coverage about NL Industries (NYSE:NL) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NL Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.2934167162286 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Separately, BidaskClub downgraded NL Industries from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th.

Shares of NL Industries (NL) traded down 9.29% during trading on Monday, reaching $12.70. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 191,767 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $618.67 million, a PE ratio of 9.34 and a beta of 2.75. NL Industries has a 1-year low of $3.10 and a 1-year high of $14.50. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $10.03 and a 200-day moving average of $8.34.

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About NL Industries

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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