Geode Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI) by 57.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 262,320 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 95,369 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC owned 0.08% of Valhi worth $1,617,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of VHI. State Street Corp raised its position in shares of Valhi by 15.0% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 297,086 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $885,000 after buying an additional 38,671 shares in the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC raised its position in shares of Valhi by 50.9% in the fourth quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 243,186 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $1,499,000 after buying an additional 82,056 shares in the last quarter. James Investment Research Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Valhi in the fourth quarter worth $106,000. Chicago Equity Partners LLC raised its position in shares of Valhi by 55.9% in the fourth quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC now owns 98,105 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $605,000 after buying an additional 35,170 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Engineers Gate Manager LP purchased a new stake in shares of Valhi in the fourth quarter worth $143,000. Institutional investors own 2.73% of the company’s stock.

Separately, ValuEngine upgraded Valhi from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd.

VHI opened at $8.60 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,910.09, a P/E ratio of 10.21 and a beta of 2.62. The company has a current ratio of 3.81, a quick ratio of 2.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 10.48. Valhi, Inc. has a 52 week low of $2.13 and a 52 week high of $9.24.

Valhi (NYSE:VHI) last released its earnings results on Thursday, March 15th. The basic materials company reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter. The business had revenue of $495.90 million for the quarter. Valhi had a negative return on equity of 377.13% and a net margin of 10.70%.

Valhi Profile

Valhi, Inc engages in the chemicals, component products, and real estate management and development businesses worldwide. The company's Chemicals segment produces and markets titanium dioxide pigments (TiO2), which are white inorganic pigments used in various applications by paint, plastics, decorative laminate, and paper manufacturers.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Valhi (NYSE:VHI)

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