Press coverage about Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Quad/Graphics earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 44.9421218168595 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Quad/Graphics closes Minnesota printing plant (jsonline.com)
- Top Services Dividend Yielding Stocks To Profit From (finance.yahoo.com)
- Critical Analysis: Quad/Graphics (QUAD) & R.R. Donnelley & Sons (RRD) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Deroy & Devereaux Private Investment Counsel Lifted Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) Position; QUAD/GRAPHICS (QUAD) SI … – Hill Country Times (hillcountrytimes.com)
A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of Quad/Graphics from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. BidaskClub lowered shares of Quad/Graphics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th.
Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.46 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $1.01 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.01 billion. Quad/Graphics had a net margin of 2.15% and a return on equity of 21.87%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.48 EPS.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 20th were given a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 17th. Quad/Graphics’s payout ratio is 69.36%.
In related news, Director Kathryn Quadracci Flores sold 66,107 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.86, for a total value of $1,445,099.02. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 69,081 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,510,110.66. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, COO Thomas J. Frankowski sold 28,518 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.63, for a total transaction of $616,844.34. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 220,489 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,769,177.07. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 133,625 shares of company stock valued at $2,910,583. Insiders own 12.05% of the company’s stock.
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Quad/Graphics, Inc is a marketing services provider. The Company’s segments are United States Print and Related Services, International and Corporate. The United States Print and Related Services segment consists of the Company’s United States printing operations. The United States Print and Related Services segment includes retail inserts, publications, catalogs, special interest publications, journals, direct mail, books, directories, in-store marketing and promotion, packaging, newspapers, custom print products, other commercial and specialty printed products, and global paper procurement.
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