Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC grew its stake in shares of Deluxe Co. (NYSE:DLX) by 3.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 475,018 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 16,495 shares during the quarter. Deluxe comprises 2.3% of Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 12th biggest position. Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC’s holdings in Deluxe were worth $36,391,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. raised its position in shares of Deluxe by 78.8% during the 3rd quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 1,733 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $127,000 after buying an additional 764 shares in the last quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Deluxe by 52.6% during the 2nd quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 2,320 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $161,000 after buying an additional 800 shares in the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its position in shares of Deluxe by 12.9% during the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,412 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $167,000 after buying an additional 276 shares in the last quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Deluxe by 61.4% during the 3rd quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 2,320 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $169,000 after buying an additional 883 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Riverhead Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Deluxe by 56.6% during the 2nd quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 2,663 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $184,000 after buying an additional 963 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 92.70% of the company’s stock.

Deluxe Co. (DLX) traded up $0.36 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $77.60. 576,205 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 298,520. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a current ratio of 0.93 and a quick ratio of 0.83. Deluxe Co. has a one year low of $66.43 and a one year high of $77.84. The company has a market cap of $3,716.91, a P/E ratio of 19.02 and a beta of 1.36.

Deluxe (NYSE:DLX) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $1.32 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.25 by $0.07. Deluxe had a net margin of 10.24% and a return on equity of 27.56%. The business had revenue of $497.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $487.77 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.22 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis.

In related news, CEO Lee J. Schram sold 33,030 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.32, for a total value of $2,355,699.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 2.40% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Deluxe Profile

Deluxe Corporation is a provider of payment solutions. The Company provides a suite of customer life cycle management solutions to its customers across multiple channels. The Company operates in three segments: Small Business Services segment, Financial Services segment and Direct Checks segment. The Company’s product and service offerings consist of checks, forms and accessories, and other products.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Deluxe (NYSE:DLX)

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