NL Industries, Inc. (NL): Price and Financial Metrics

NL Industries, Inc. (NL)

Today's Latest Price: $4.77 USD

0.12 (-2.45%)

Updated Jan 25 9:48am

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Overall POWR Rating

POWR Components:

 Trade Grade  Buy & Hold Grade  Peer Grade  Industry Rank

Industry Rank:

Ranked of 87 in Industrial - Equipment

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NL Stock Summary

  • Nl Industries Inc's stock had its IPO on January 1, 1986, making it an older stock than 92.81% of US equities in our set.
  • Of note is the ratio of Nl Industries Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 98.99% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for Nl Industries Inc is higher than it is for about merely 5.42% of US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Nl Industries Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be GBR, MLR, WVVI, AFI, and HVT.
  • NL's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Nl Industries Inc's official web site, go to

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NL Price/Volume Stats

Current price $4.77 52-week high $5.40
Prev. close $4.89 52-week low $2.28
Day low $4.77 Volume 1,721
Day high $4.80 Avg. volume 15,445
50-day MA $4.77 Dividend yield 3.27%
200-day MA $3.92 Market Cap 232.72M

NL Industries, Inc. (NL) Company Bio

NL Industries, Inc. operates in the component products industry in the United States and internationally. The company’s Security Products business 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. The company was founded in 1891 and is based in Dallas, Texas. NL Industries, Inc. is a subsidiary of Valhi, Inc.

NL Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$4.77$2.06 -58%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Nl Industries Inc. To summarize, we found that Nl Industries Inc ranked in the 32th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Nl Industries Inc, consider:

  • Its compound free cash flow growth rate, as measured over the past 5.5 years, is -0.03% -- higher than merely 20.26% of stocks in our DCF forecasting set.
  • NL's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 3%; for context, that number is higher than 58.38% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • Relative to other stocks in its sector (Industrials), Nl Industries Inc has a reliance on debt greater than only 2.26% of them.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

For other companies in the Industrials that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as NL, try LAWS, NSSC, RBA, WTS, and CECE.

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Latest NL News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Nl Industries Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate NL as an investment opportunity.

NL Industries (NYSE:NL) Shareholders Have Enjoyed An Impressive 121% Share Price Gain

The most you can lose on any stock (assuming you don't use leverage) is 100% of your money. But on a lighter note, a...

Yahoo | January 11, 2021

Three Days Left To Buy NL Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NL) Before The Ex-Dividend Date

It looks like NL Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NL) is about to go ex-dividend in the next three days. Ex-dividend means that...

Yahoo | November 26, 2020


Dallas, Texas, Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NL Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NL) today announced that its Board of Directors voted to declare a quarterly dividend of four cents ($0.04) per share on its common stock payable on December 15, 2020 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 1, 2020. NL Industries, Inc. is engaged in the component products (security products and recreational marine components) and titanium dioxide products businesses.* * * * * CONTACT: SOURCE: NL Industries, Inc. CONTACT: Janet G. Keckeisen, Vice President - Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations, 972.233.1700

Yahoo | October 29, 2020

Friday Brings Mysterious Big Moves Up for NL Industries, CompX International

The intertwined companies made healthy gains at the end of the week, though the reason for them wasn't immediately evident.

Yahoo | September 21, 2020

Subdued Growth No Barrier To NL Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NL) With Shares Advancing 28%

The NL Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NL) share price has done very well over the last month, posting an excellent gain of...

Yahoo | September 19, 2020

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NL Price Returns

1-mo N/A
3-mo 8.80%
6-mo 33.19%
1-year 36.98%
3-year -64.48%
5-year 147.37%
YTD -0.21%
2020 27.43%
2019 11.40%
2018 -75.37%
2017 74.85%
2016 168.09%

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Nl Industries Inc (NL) Stock Price | Nasdaq
Nl Industries Inc (NL) Stock Quote, History and News - Yahoo Finance
Nl Industries Inc (NL) Stock Price and Basic Information | MarketWatch

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