Media headlines about Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Quad/Graphics earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.1170041921989 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
Quad/Graphics stock traded down $0.42 during trading on Friday, reaching $24.88. 277,775 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 313,078. Quad/Graphics has a 52-week low of $18.16 and a 52-week high of $31.29. The company has a market cap of $1,311.35, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.82 and a beta of 1.11. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.76, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a current ratio of 1.22.
Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 21st. The business services provider reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.58. Quad/Graphics had a return on equity of 19.46% and a net margin of 2.59%. The firm had revenue of $1.16 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.14 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.73 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 30th. Investors of record on Monday, March 19th were given a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 16th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.82%.
In other Quad/Graphics news, Director Douglas P. Buth sold 2,500 shares of Quad/Graphics stock in a transaction on Monday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.02, for a total value of $77,550.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 60,092 shares in the company, valued at $1,864,053.84. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CFO David J. Honan sold 17,500 shares of Quad/Graphics stock in a transaction on Monday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.57, for a total value of $499,975.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 208,095 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,945,274.15. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 349,136 shares of company stock worth $9,701,909. 12.05% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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Quad/Graphics Company Profile
Quad/Graphics, Inc provides print and marketing services in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and internationally. It operates through United States Print and Related Services, and International segments. The company offers printing services, including 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 paper procurement services.
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