NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Kronos Worldwide

(NYSE:

KRO

) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $60.72, above its previous 52-week high of $60.65 with 70,856 shares traded as of 12:12 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 153,900 shares over the past 30 days.

Kronos Worldwide has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

chemicals

industry. Shares are up 32.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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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 23, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.7.

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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 robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

Kronos Worldwide Ratings Report

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