I'm adding NL INDUSTRIES, INC. (NL ) to the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio. The company conducts its operations through its two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Kronos, Inc. and Rheox, Inc. Kronos, Inc. produces titanium dioxide pigments, chemical products used for imparting whiteness, brightness and opacity to a wide range of products, including paints, paper, plastics, fibers and ceramics. Rheox, Inc. produces rheological additives that control the flow and leveling characteristics for a variety of products, including paints, inks, lubricants, sealants, adhesives and cosmetics.
This stock is solely a price momentum play hitting 16 new highs in the last 20 sessions including 5 in the last 5. The stock enjoyed a 32.17% price appreciation in the last month. It is a 80% Barchart technical buy and also rates a Trend Spotter (tm) buy rating. The stock trades around 8.28 with a 50 day moving average of 7.02.
On Motley Fool the CAPS members think the stock will beat the market by a vote of 35 to 19 with a similar vote from the All Stars of 14 to 8.
The stock pays a 6.4% dividend at the current price
The stock will be added to the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio because:
1 - Recent price appreciation of 32.17% with a 6.4% dividend
2 - 80% Barchart short term buy signal
3 - Trend Spotter (tm) buy signal
4 - 16 new highs in the last 20 trading sessions
5 - Positive investor sentiment
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