Tronox Limited Ordinary Shares (NYSE:TROX) Moving Today – Down by 5.56%

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Tronox Limited Ordinary Shares (NYSE:TROX) last traded at $22.07 with shares seeing a daily low of $21.85 and a high of $23.39. This range of trading tags the stock as one of the most volatile of the day.

It is trading at $22.07 which is just a bit higher than the 50 day moving average of $20.58 and significantly above the 200 day moving average of $17.58. The 50 day moving average was up $1.49 and the 200 day average went up $4.49 or +25.57%.

(NYSE:TROX) in recent headlines.

Tronox Limited Completes Sale of its Alkali Chemicals Business.

Short Interest

Investors are more bearish lately as implied by the uptick in short interest. The firm experienced a rise in short interest between August 15, 2017 and August 31, 2017 of 20.28%. Short interest grew from 5,036,383 to 6,057,734 over that period. With short interest at 6,057,734 and short average daily volume at 792,732, the short-interest ratio is 8.0 and the percentage of shorted shares is 0.05% as of August 31.

Insider Activity

Here is a rundown on some insider market activity for Tronox Limited Ordinary Shares (NYSE:TROX). Jogita Khilnani, SVP & Corporate Controller sold $103,900 worth of shares at an average price of $20.78 on September 1st. Khilnani now owns $611,036 of stock as recorded in a recent Form 4 SEC filing.

Dividends

Tronox Limited Ordinary Shares declared a dividend for shareholders which was paid on Thursday the 25th of May 2017. The dividend was $0.045 per share for the quarter which is $0.18 annualized. The dividend yield was $0.78. The ex-dividend date was Thursday the 17th of August 2017.

Earnings Per Share

The company’s P/E ratio is 55.31 and the market cap of the company is 2.62B. As of the last earnings report the EPS was $0.40 and is estimated to be $0.23 for the current year with 118,881,000 shares outstanding. Next quarter’s EPS is estimated at $0.15 with next year’s EPS projected to be $0.80.

Company Information

Tronox Limited, launched on September 21, 2011, is involved in the production and marketing of titanium bearing mineral sands and titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment. The Company also produces natural soda ash. The Company operates through two segments: TiO2 and Alkali. Its TiO2 segment includes exploration, mining, and beneficiation of mineral sands deposits; production of titanium feedstock, including chloride slag, slag fines, synthetic rutile and leucoxene, pig iron and zircon; production and marketing of TiO2, and electrolytic manganese dioxide manufacturing and marketing, which is primarily focused on battery materials and specialty boron products. Its Alkali segment includes dry mining of trona ore underground at its Westvaco facility; secondary recovery of trona from previously dry mined areas underground at its Westvaco and Granger facilities through solution mining; refining of raw trona ore into soda ash and specialty sodium alkali products, and marketing, sale and distribution of alkali products..