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Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.

What: Shares of titanium products supplier Tronox (NYSE: TROX  ) jumped as much as 11% following positive comments about the company from Barron's.

So what: According to Barron's, because of a weak economy, the maker of titanium dioxide pigment, a key whitening agent used in paint, has been crushed and now trades 37% below its current book value. Barron's thinks that at less than seven times forward earnings, traders may have overshot with their pessimism and there could be a nice value to be had in Tronox.

Now what: As per the norm, while this isn't a cut-and-dried upgrade or downgrade from a brokerage firm, it's nonetheless a short-term move, and you shouldn't allow this article from Barron's to change your investment thesis on Tronox. Over the longer run, I do happen to agree with Barron's that Tronox appears inexpensive, but in the near term, it'll need a little help from Congress with a fiscal cliff compromise and low interest rates to spur homeowners to buy, renovate, and paint their homes.

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