NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Kronos Worldwide

(NYSE:

KRO

) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it traded at $59.19 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $59. Kronos Worldwide is changing hands at $58.91 with 90,842 shares traded as of one p.m. ET. Average volume has been 142,400 shares over the past 30 days.

Kronos Worldwide has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

chemicals

industry. Shares are up 36.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Kronos Worldwide, Inc. engages in the production and marketing of titanium dioxide pigments in North America and Europe. The titanium dioxide pigments are used to impart whiteness, brightness, and opacity for products, such as coatings, plastics, papers, fibers, food, ceramics, and cosmetics. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.2, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Kronos Worldwide as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full

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