Valhi Inc Bullish Trade. Contran Corp increased Its Position

May 17, 2018 - By James Guidry

Investors sentiment increased to 2.4 in Q4 2017. Its up 1.21, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 7 investors sold Valhi, Inc. shares while 13 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 24 raised stakes. 8.78 million shares or 24.58% more from 7.05 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.

Jpmorgan Chase Company has 5,467 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Zebra Cap Mngmt Ltd Llc accumulated 79,524 shares. Qs Invsts Limited Liability Corp accumulated 616 shares or 0% of the stock. Martingale Asset Management L P reported 204,837 shares. Moreover, Lucus Advsrs Lc has 0.48% invested in Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI) for 53,484 shares. Stone Ridge Asset Management Limited Liability Com reported 10,199 shares. The Massachusetts-based State Street has invested 0% in Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI). Raymond James Fincl Services Advsr invested 0% in Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI). Wells Fargo & Company Mn holds 10,362 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Barclays Public Ltd owns 4,012 shares. Legal And General Group Public Limited Co invested 0% of its portfolio in Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI). Schwab Charles Invest Mngmt invested in 90,421 shares. Meeder Asset Mngmt has 1,350 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Assetmark Inc reported 179 shares. Menta Cap Limited Liability reported 0.04% in Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI).

Contran Corp Reported increased Stake in Valhi Inc

Contran Corp filed with SEC a SC 13D/A form for Valhi Inc . It can be found at: 000005925518000059. As reported by Contran Corp, the filler increased its stake in the stock by 69.92 % for 310,346,282 shares. Contran Corp currently owns 91.5% of the Materials- stock. Date of activity: May 7, 2018.

Reasons Why Contran Corp Holds Valhi Inc

Purpose of Transaction

Item 4 is amended and supplemented as follows.

Depending upon their evaluation of Valhi’s business and prospects, and upon future developments (including, but not limited to, performance of the Shares in the market, availability of funds, alternative uses of funds, and money, stock market and general economic conditions), any of the Reporting Persons or other entities that may be deemed to be related to Contran may from time to time purchase Shares, and any of the Reporting Persons or other entities that may be deemed to be related to Contran may from time to time dispose of all or a portion of the Shares held by such person, or cease buying or selling Shares. Any such additional purchases or sales of Shares may be in open market or privately negotiated transactions or otherwise.

The information included in Item 2 of this Statement is hereby incorporated herein by reference. As described under Item2 of this Statement, Ms. Simmons and Ms. Connelly may be deemed to control Valhi.

Except as described in this Item 4, none of the Reporting Persons nor, to the best knowledge of such persons, any other person named in

Schedule B

to this Statement has formulated any plans or proposals which relate to or would result in any matter required to be disclosed in response to paragraphs (a) through (j) of Item 4 of Schedule 13D.

Valhi Inc Institutional Sentiment

Filings show 56 investors own Valhi Inc . The ownership in Q3 2017 is high, at 2.08 % of the outstanding shares. This is increased by 136519. 7049598 were owned by these investors. 13 funds opened new Valhi Inc stakes, 12 increased positions. There were 3 that closed positions and 18 reduced them.

Roger Ibbotson Zebra Capital Management Llc is an investor bullish on Valhi Inc , owning 69457 shares as of Q3 2017 for 0.05% of its portfolio. Hillsdale Investment Management Inc owns 202200 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. MA Howland Capital Management Llc have 0.05% of its portfolio for 244000 shares. Further, Vaughan David Investments Inc reported stake worth 0.01% of its portfolio. The TX Greenbrier Partners Capital Management Llc owns 344790 shares. Valhi Inc is 0.17% of its portfolio.

SEC Form 13D.

The stock increased 5.36% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $7.27. About 253,477 shares traded or 10.77% up from the average. Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI) has risen 83.44% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 71.89% the S&P500.

Valhi, Inc. engages in the chemicals, component products, and real estate management and development businesses worldwide. The company has market cap of $2.47 billion. The company's Chemicals segment produces and markets titanium dioxide pigments , which are white inorganic pigments used in various applications by paint, plastics, decorative laminate, and paper manufacturers. It has a 11.98 P/E ratio. It offers TiO2 under the Kronos name through agents and distributors.

Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI) Institutional Positions Chart

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