Venator Materials PLC (NYSE:VNTR) has made a 83.84% comeback from a 12-month low price of $3.59. It was seen 3.61% higher, changing the price to $6.6, when the closing bell rang on 4/12/2019. At a recent session, the prices were hovering between $6.39 and $6.76. This company shares are 33.03% off its target price of $8.78 and the current market capitalization stands at $727.98M. The recent change has given its price a 15.24% lead over SMA 50 and -66.41% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed 25.95% gains, 28.65% gains and -26.59% declines for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found VNTR’s volatility during a week at 6.71% and during a month it has been found around 6.36%.

Venator Materials PLC (VNTR) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $325 million or 48.4% in VNTR stock. Look at its top three institutional owners: Point72 Asset Management, L.P. owns $49.81 million in Venator Materials PLC, which represents roughly 6.84% of the company’s market cap and approximately 15.33% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Morgan Stanley, which owns 5,693,516 shares of the stock are valued at $37.58 million. The third largest holder is Adage Capital Partners Gp, L.L.C., which currently holds $27.93 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 3.84% of its market capitalization.

Venator Materials PLC 13F Filings

At the end of December reporting period, 58 institutional holders increased their position in Venator Materials PLC (NYSE:VNTR) by some 24,049,249 shares, 67 decreased positions by 20,406,292 and 10 held positions by 4,723,347. That puts total institutional holdings at 49,178,888 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 20 new institutional investments totaling 5,943,958 shares while 37 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 11,464,299 shares.

Venator Materials PLC (NYSE:VNTR) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Venator Materials PLC disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Director Patrick Kathy Dawn has acquired 20,000 shares of Venator Materials PLC (VNTR) in the trading session dated Oct. 31, 2018. These shares are worth $135,200 and were traded at $6.76 each. The SEC filing shows that Huntsman Peter R performed a purchase of 10,000 shares. The Director added these shares by way of transaction on Feb. 28, 2018. The company’s shares were assimilated at $19.44 per share worth to an investment of some $194,400 to the account of Huntsman Peter R.

Director, Patrick Kathy Dawn, purchased 4,500 common shares of Venator Materials PLC (VNTR) in the open market. In a transaction dated Feb. 26, 2018, the shares were bought at an average price of $20.45, giving away a sum of $92,025. After this purchase, 4,500 common shares of VNTR are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $29,700.

In the transaction dated Jan. 03, 2018, a great number of shares sold came courtesy the 10% Owner; Huntsman CORP disposed a total of 1,948,955 shares at an average price of $21.66, amounting to approximately $42,214,365. The insider now directly owns 56,452,957 shares worth $372,589,516.

Venator Materials PLC (VNTR) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on Venator Materials PLC (NYSE:VNTR), with 4 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 7 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 4 buy, 1 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 2.31 average brokerage recommendation [T1].