Deluxe (DLX) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.40

News stories about Deluxe (NYSE:DLX) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Deluxe earned a coverage optimism score of 0.40 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.6890109286128 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Deluxe (NYSE:DLX) traded up $0.17 on Thursday, reaching $76.61. 153,634 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 271,684. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a current ratio of 0.93. Deluxe has a twelve month low of $66.43 and a twelve month high of $77.19. The stock has a market cap of $3,657.72, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.78 and a beta of 1.35.

Deluxe (NYSE:DLX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $1.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.25 by $0.07. Deluxe had a net margin of 10.24% and a return on equity of 27.56%. The business had revenue of $497.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $487.77 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.22 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 4th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 20th were issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.57%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 17th. Deluxe’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 29.41%.

In related news, CEO Lee J. Schram sold 33,030 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.32, for a total value of $2,355,699.60. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Company insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.

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About Deluxe

Deluxe Corporation is a provider of payment solutions. The Company provides a suite of customer life cycle management solutions to its customers across multiple channels. The Company operates in three segments: Small Business Services segment, Financial Services segment and Direct Checks segment. The Company’s product and service offerings consist of checks, forms and accessories, and other products.

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