Valhi: A Great Short Idea for the Second Half of 2011
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- A company's shares typically drop when its chairman dies, but Valhi (VHI +2.4%), Kronos Worldwide (KRO +9.3%) and NL Industries (NL +9.5%) all are moving higher after the death of Harold Simmons during the weekend.
- The Texas billionaire was a controversial figure and often battled with federal regulators while running a holding company for companies that dealt in hazardous waste and toxic chemicals.
Friday, Sep 92011, 1:33 PMShares of Valhi (VHI -4.2%) fall off with other chemical manufacturers, giving back some of the stock's impressive 33% monthly gain. According to a SEC filing the company's Chairman of the Board remains bullish, picking up more shares to add to his stake in the firm. |Friday, Sep 92011, 1:33 PM| Comment!
Tuesday, Sep 62011, 1:01 PMShares of Valhi (VHI +0.9%) manage to post a small gain on a day decliners are beating advancers by more than a 6-to-1 ratio. SEC filings show the company's chairman is helping the cause by adding more shares, even with the agricultural firm's stock on a runup of 44% over the last month. |Tuesday, Sep 62011, 1:01 PM| Comment!
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vireoman:: So the spraying of Afrezza into one's nose evidently doesn't contribute to global warming?
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Michael Bryant:: Ocean: I don't follow it closely now, so I'm not sure. I do know it is benefiting from a squeeze in titanium dioxide prices.
Michael Bryant:: It also has a potential nuclear cleanup chemical.