Quad/Graphics (QUAD) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.10

Press coverage about Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Quad/Graphics earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.0189406706613 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. TheStreet raised Quad/Graphics from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. BidaskClub lowered Quad/Graphics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th.

Shares of Quad/Graphics (QUAD) opened at $23.28 on Wednesday. Quad/Graphics has a twelve month low of $18.16 and a twelve month high of $29.04. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,208.91, a P/E ratio of 13.46 and a beta of 1.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.11, a current ratio of 1.24 and a quick ratio of 0.82.

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 5.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 17th. Quad/Graphics’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 69.36%.

In other news, COO Thomas J. Frankowski sold 28,518 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 sale, the chief operating officer now owns 220,489 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,769,177.07. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Kathryn Quadracci Flores sold 39,000 shares of the business’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 directly owns 126,751 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,758,101.76. 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 9.28% of the company’s stock.

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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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