Media coverage about Deluxe (NYSE:DLX) has been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Deluxe earned a daily sentiment score of 0.48 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 44.8919562431725 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Shares of Deluxe stock opened at $73.75 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,541.07, a P/E ratio of 13.99 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a quick ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66. Deluxe has a fifty-two week low of $66.43 and a fifty-two week high of $78.87.
Deluxe (NYSE:DLX) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The business services provider reported $1.40 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $1.40. The company had revenue of $494.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $500.75 million. Deluxe had a net margin of 11.71% and a return on equity of 26.80%. Deluxe’s quarterly revenue was up 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.35 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Deluxe will post 5.68 EPS for the current year.
Separately, Sidoti assumed coverage on shares of Deluxe in a report on Monday, March 26th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company.
In other Deluxe news, CEO Lee J. Schram sold 17,370 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $73.65, for a total value of $1,279,300.50. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 293,242 shares in the company, valued at approximately $21,597,273.30. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Malcolm Mcroberts sold 5,402 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, January 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $76.45, for a total transaction of $412,982.90. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 55,702 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,258,417.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 48,159 shares of company stock valued at $3,592,415 in the last ninety days. 2.40% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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Deluxe Corporation provides checks, forms, marketing solutions, accessories, and other products and services for small businesses and financial institutions. It operates through three segments: Small Business Services, Financial Services, and Direct Checks. The company provides checks; printed forms, such as deposit tickets, billing forms, work orders, job proposals, purchase orders, invoices, and personnel forms, as well as computer forms and check registers; and accessories and other products comprising envelopes, office supplies, ink stamps, and labels, as well as checkbook covers.
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