LSC Communications (LKSD) Receives Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.17

News headlines about LSC Communications (NYSE:LKSD) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. LSC Communications earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.7140930444028 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of LKSD stock traded up $0.30 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $17.14. 46,366 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 327,876. LSC Communications has a 12 month low of $11.79 and a 12 month high of $26.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.82, a current ratio of 1.36 and a quick ratio of 1.05. The company has a market cap of $570.76 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.68.

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LSC Communications (NYSE:LKSD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 22nd. The company reported $0.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.66 by ($0.16). LSC Communications had a negative net margin of 1.58% and a positive return on equity of 25.28%. The business had revenue of $999.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $947.67 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.48 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 8.7% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that LSC Communications will post 2.51 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 4th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 15th will be given a dividend of $0.26 per share. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.07%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 14th. LSC Communications’s payout ratio is 52.79%.

A number of research firms have commented on LKSD. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of LSC Communications from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Bank of America downgraded shares of LSC Communications from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of LSC Communications from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. LSC Communications currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $23.50.

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About LSC Communications

LSC Communications, Inc provides various traditional and digital print services, print-related services, and office products. It operates through Print and Office Products segments. The Print segment produces magazines, catalogs, retail inserts, books, and directories. It also provides supply-chain management and various print-related services, including mail-list management and sortation, e-book formatting, and distribution services.

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