SOURCE: Equity Markets Inc

July 28, 2011 10:06 ET

Debt Ceiling & Resulting Market Influences - Research Report on Valhi, Inc. and Kronos Worldwide, Inc.

MACAU--(Marketwire - Jul 28, 2011) - Today, www.EquityMarketsInc.com announced its research report highlighting Valhi, Inc. (NYSE: VHI) and Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: KRO). Full content and research is available at www.EquityMarketsInc.com/research.php.

Top considerations within today's market lies with the current status of the US debt ceiling. Despite the US National Gross Domestic Product beginning to move beyond high-watermark, marking a significant shift away from recessionary pressures; continued momentum relies upon a non-default agreement within congress on or before August 2, 2011. The US Department of Commerce has confirmed growth within first quarter 2011, opening the strong possibility of companies within sub-sectors to experience organic revenue growth in the case of successful agreement.

No matter the outcome, Aug. 2 will mark opportunity for investors to take advantage of equities with high-margin and specialty products. Fundamental positives in this area are provided by limited exposure to rising commodity costs. Although raw material cost increases will continue to pressure margins, well-positioned companies can leverage organic growth and general consolidation of product lines to sustain bottom-line growth. Market-wise investors are looking to build strong cash positions to take advantage of events in the coming weeks, carefully watching for value within equities boasting established pipelines and excellent growth prospects.

Equity Markets has reviewed Valhi, Inc. as a company which operates, through the wholly owned and majority owned subsidiaries, including NL Industries, Inc., Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (Kronos), CompX International Inc. (CompX) and Waste Control Specialists LLC (WCS). The Company operates in three business segments: chemicals, component products and waste management. The full research report on Valhi, Inc. (NYSE: VHI) is available here: www.EquityMarketsInc.com/researchfile4634.php.

Equity Markets is covering Kronos Worldwide, Inc. as a producer and marketer of titanium dioxide pigments (TiO2). The Company, along with its distributors and agents, sells and provides technical services for its products to over 4,000 customers in approximately 100 countries. The full research report on Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: KRO) is available here: www.EquityMarketsInc.com/researchfile4891.php.

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