Quad Graphics (QUAD) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

News stories about Quad Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Quad Graphics earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 48.1835684901712 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Quad Graphics (QUAD) traded up $0.85 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $21.77. 237,800 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 265,050. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,130.00, a P/E ratio of 10.73 and a beta of 1.51. The company has a current ratio of 1.24, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.11. Quad Graphics has a 1-year low of $18.16 and a 1-year high of $29.04.

Quad Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.46 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $1.01 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.01 billion. Quad Graphics had a net margin of 2.15% and a return on equity of 21.87%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.48 earnings per share.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 20th will be issued a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.51%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 17th. Quad Graphics’s payout ratio is 68.97%.

A number of research analysts have commented on QUAD shares. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Quad Graphics from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. TheStreet lowered shares of Quad Graphics from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th.

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About Quad Graphics

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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