Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Quad/Graphics (QUAD) Stock Price

News coverage about Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Quad/Graphics earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.167693181415 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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Shares of NYSE QUAD opened at $25.11 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.89, a current ratio of 1.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.76. Quad/Graphics has a 52-week low of $18.16 and a 52-week high of $31.29. The company has a market capitalization of $1,323.47, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.95 and a beta of 1.11.

Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The business services provider reported $0.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.58. Quad/Graphics had a net margin of 2.59% and a return on equity of 19.46%. The firm had revenue of $1.16 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.14 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.73 EPS. The company’s revenue was down 2.8% on a year-over-year basis.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 19th were given a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.78%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 16th.

In other Quad/Graphics news, Chairman J Joel Quadracci sold 173,880 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.16, for a total value of $4,722,580.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 1,038,065 shares in the company, valued at approximately $28,193,845.40. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director John C. Fowler sold 15,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.69, for a total transaction of $460,195.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 195,799 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,813,272.31. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 349,136 shares of company stock valued at $9,701,909. Corporate insiders own 7.70% of the company’s stock.

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About Quad/Graphics

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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