NL Industries Inc (NYSE:NL) Hits 52 Week Low

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NL Industries Inc (NYSE:NL)

December 5th, 2018
Amidst falling markets NL Industries Inc fell $0.27 Tuesday, a 6.26% drop, closing at $4.04. As well as the drop in value, NL Industries Inc hit a new 52 week low of $4.01, breaking the previous low of $4.20 from earlier this month. Be aware that the Altman Z-Score1 (An indicator of the probability for a 2-year bankruptcy) is below the recommended threshold of 1.8%, and calculated to be 0.84.

NL was outperformed by the rest of the Industrials sector which went down only 4.35%.

Market Sectors

The market sectors were mixed Wednesday with a majority of the sectors trending down. Utilities saw the biggest increase of the day (0.15%), while Financials saw the biggest drop (4.40%). Healthcare has seen the biggest year-to-date gain at 13%. The biggest loss this year has been the Communication Services sector falling 13%.

Utilities saw the biggest turnaround from its 5-day performance of 2.31%, as it went up 0.15%. Industrials and Consumer Discretionary saw turn arounds from their five day positive performance, Industrials with a drop of 4.35%.

Sector Breakdown

  • Utilities went up with a 0.15% change.
  • Real Estate went down with a -1.26% change.
  • Consumer Staples went down with a -1.63% change.
  • Healthcare went down with a -2.30% change.
  • Energy went down with a -2.93% change.
  • Materials went down with a -3.08% change.
  • Communication Services went down with a -3.14% change.
  • Information Technology went down with a -3.86% change.
  • Consumer Discretionary went down with a -3.91% change.
  • Industrials went down with a -4.35% change.
  • Financials went down with a -4.40% change.

NL Industries Inc Info

NL Industries, Inc., through its subsidiary, CompX International Inc., operates in the component products industry in the United States and internationally. The company manufactures and sells mechanical and electronic cabinet locks, and other locking mechanisms, including disc tumbler locks, pin tumbler locking mechanisms, and CompX eLock and Stealthlock electronic locks for use in various applications, such as ignition systems, mailboxes, file cabinets, desk drawers, tool storage cabinets, vending and gaming machines, high security medical cabinetry, electronic circuit panels, storage compartments, and gas station security. It also offers original equipment and aftermarket stainless steel exhaust headers, exhaust pipes, mufflers, and other exhaust components; gauges, such as GPS speedometers and tachometers; mechanical and electronic controls and throttles; steering wheels and other billet aluminum accessories; and dash panels, LED lighting products, wire harnesses, and other accessories primarily for performance and ski/wakeboard boats. In addition, it offers insurance brokerage and risk management services. The company sells its component products directly to original equipment manufacturers, as well as through distributors. NL Industries, Inc. was founded in 1891 and is based in Dallas, Texas. NL Industries, Inc. is a subsidiary of Valhi, Inc.

All amounts in USD unless otherwise indicated

(1) The Altman Z-Score calculation was first published in 1968 by Edward I. Altman, and is used for predicting the probability that a firm will go into bankruptcy within two years. An Altman Z-Score below 1.8 (Remember that NL Industries Inc’s score is 0.84) is the trigger to be alert for this situation. Some analysts believe this score is less relevant for some companies, in particular companies operating to accumulate users that may run at huge losses to scale up.

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