Headlines about Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news 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 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 44.5638093216109 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- Quad/Graphics to Achieve HITRUST CSF Certification (finance.yahoo.com)
- Zacks: Brokerages Set $28.00 Target Price for Quad/Graphics, Inc. (QUAD) (americanbankingnews.com)
- R.R. Donnelley & Sons (RRD) and Quad/Graphics (QUAD) Head-To-Head Contrast (americanbankingnews.com)
- Quad/Graphics, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : QUAD-US : December 15, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
Several research firms have issued reports on QUAD. BidaskClub upgraded Quad/Graphics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. TheStreet raised Quad/Graphics from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st.
Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $1.01 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.01 billion. Quad/Graphics had a return on equity of 21.87% and a net margin of 2.15%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.48 EPS.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 20th were paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.09%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 17th. Quad/Graphics’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 69.36%.
In related news, Director Kathryn Quadracci Flores sold 39,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.76, for a total value of $848,640.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 126,751 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,758,101.76. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, COO Thomas J. Frankowski sold 28,518 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.63, for a total value of $616,844.34. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 220,489 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,769,177.07. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 133,625 shares of company stock worth $2,910,583 in the last three months. Corporate 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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