Quad/Graphics (QUAD) Given Media Sentiment Rating of 0.15

Headlines about Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Quad/Graphics earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.197932254587 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Several research firms have issued reports on QUAD. BidaskClub upgraded Quad/Graphics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. TheStreet upgraded Quad/Graphics from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st.

Shares of Quad/Graphics (NYSE QUAD) opened at $22.81 on Friday. Quad/Graphics has a 12 month low of $18.16 and a 12 month high of $29.04. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,164.84, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.52 and a beta of 1.50. The company has a quick ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.11.

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 the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.05. Quad/Graphics had a return on equity of 21.87% and a net margin of 2.15%. The company had revenue of $1.01 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.01 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.48 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

In related news, COO Thomas J. Frankowski sold 28,518 shares of Quad/Graphics stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 27th. The stock was 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 $4,769,177.07. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Kathryn Quadracci Flores sold 66,107 shares of Quad/Graphics stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.86, for a total value of $1,445,099.02. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 69,081 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,510,110.66. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 133,625 shares of company stock valued at $2,910,583. Corporate insiders own 12.05% 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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