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

NL Industries, Inc. (NL): $5.56

-0.05 (-0.89%)

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Industry: Industrial - Equipment




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NL Price/Volume Stats

Current price $5.56 52-week high $10.71
Prev. close $5.61 52-week low $5.39
Day low $5.52 Volume 38,600
Day high $5.65 Avg. volume 17,075
50-day MA $6.07 Dividend yield 4.99%
200-day MA $7.23 Market Cap 271.42M

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NL POWR Grades

  • NL scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 97.88% of US stocks.
  • NL's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • NL ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 30th percentile.

NL Stock Summary

  • NL's went public 37.42 years ago, making it older than 93.61% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • Of note is the ratio of NL INDUSTRIES INC's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 87.44% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • For NL, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by merely 5.57% of US equities we're observing.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to NL INDUSTRIES INC, a group of peers worth examining would be FANH, CIX, DSWL, VALU, and QLI.
  • NL's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit NL INDUSTRIES INC's official web site, go to

NL Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, NL's price/sales ratio is 45.45% higher, now standing at 1.6.
  • Over the past 243 months, NL's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 5.6.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for NL.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
NL 2023-05-19 1.6 0.7 31.6 17.7
NL 2023-05-18 1.7 0.7 32.1 18.1
NL 2023-05-17 1.7 0.7 32.1 18.1
NL 2023-05-16 1.6 0.7 31.5 17.7
NL 2023-05-15 1.7 0.7 32.2 18.2
NL 2023-05-12 1.7 0.7 32.1 18.1

NL Growth Metrics

    Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 6.28%.
  • Its 4 year price growth rate is now at -63.33%.
  • Its 3 year revenue growth rate is now at 21.46%.
NL's revenue has moved up $36,428,000 over the prior 33 months.

The table below shows NL's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-09-30 160.671 20.078 54.826
2022-06-30 152.363 17.62 74.043
2022-03-31 146.941 18.526 56.488
2021-12-31 140.815 17.609 51.188
2021-09-30 136.733 20.133 40.576
2021-06-30 130.603 20.525 34.135

NL Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of NL, see our NL price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $7.00 Average Broker Recommendation 2.5 (Moderate Sell)

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.

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NL Industries (NYSE:NL) Is Due To Pay A Dividend Of $0.07

NL Industries, Inc. ( NYSE:NL ) has announced that it will pay a dividend of $0.07 per share on the 20th of June. This...

Yahoo | May 22, 2023


Dallas, Texas, May 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NL Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NL) announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of seven cents ($0.07) per share on its common stock, payable on June 20, 2023 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 5, 2023. NL Industries also announced that at its 2023 annual shareholder meeting held today its shareholders had: elected each of Loretta J. Feehan, John E. Harper, Meredith W. Mendes, Cecil H. Moore, Jr., Cour

Yahoo | May 18, 2023

Investors in NL Industries (NYSE:NL) have seen impressive returns of 140% over the past three years

It hasn't been the best quarter for NL Industries, Inc. ( NYSE:NL ) shareholders, since the share price has fallen 21...

Yahoo | May 12, 2023


Dallas, Texas, May 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NL Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NL) today reported a net loss attributable to NL stockholders of $6.7 million, or $.14 per share, in the first quarter of 2023 compared to net income attributable to NL stockholders of $18.6 million, or $.38 per share, in the first quarter of 2022. NL results include an unrealized loss of $5.5 million in the first quarter of 2023 related to the change in value of marketable equity securities compared to an unrealized gain

Yahoo | May 3, 2023

NL Industries Full Year 2022 Earnings: EPS: US$0.69 (vs US$1.05 in FY 2021)

NL Industries ( NYSE:NL ) Full Year 2022 Results Key Financial Results Revenue: US$166.6m (up 18% from FY 2021). Net...

Yahoo | March 10, 2023

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NL Price Returns

1-mo -10.47%
3-mo -22.79%
6-mo -20.04%
1-year -35.09%
3-year 105.34%
5-year -30.43%
YTD -17.57%
2022 -1.26%
2021 60.39%
2020 27.43%
2019 11.40%
2018 -75.37%

NL Dividends

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