Kathryn Quadracci Flores Sells 39,000 Shares of Quad Graphics, Inc (QUAD) Stock
Quad Graphics, Inc (NYSE:QUAD) Director Kathryn Quadracci Flores sold 39,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.76, for a total value of $848,640.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 126,751 shares in the company, valued at $2,758,101.76. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.
Shares of Quad Graphics, Inc (QUAD) opened at $21.75 on Friday. Quad Graphics, Inc has a 52-week low of $18.16 and a 52-week high of $29.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.11, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a current ratio of 1.24. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,127.52, a P/E ratio of 11.15 and a beta of 1.51.
Quad Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41 by $0.05. Quad Graphics had a return on equity of 21.87% and a net margin of 2.15%. The business had revenue of $1.01 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.01 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.48 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 20th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 17th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.52%. Quad Graphics’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 69.36%.
Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Meeder Asset Management Inc. raised its position in Quad Graphics by 403.2% during the second quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 4,695 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $107,000 after purchasing an additional 3,762 shares during the period. Pacad Investment Ltd. raised its position in Quad Graphics by 160.0% during the second quarter. Pacad Investment Ltd. now owns 5,200 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $119,000 after purchasing an additional 3,200 shares during the period. Creative Planning raised its position in Quad Graphics by 17.5% during the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 6,715 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $154,000 after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc raised its position in Quad Graphics by 11.5% during the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 7,852 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $180,000 after purchasing an additional 809 shares during the period. Finally, Quantbot Technologies LP raised its position in Quad Graphics by 639.5% during the second quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP now owns 8,527 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $195,000 after purchasing an additional 7,374 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 50.57% of the company’s stock.
A number of equities research analysts recently commented on QUAD shares. TheStreet downgraded Quad Graphics from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. BidaskClub upgraded Quad Graphics from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th.
About Quad Graphics
Quad/Graphics, Inc is a marketing services provider. The Company’s segments are United States Print and Related Services, International and Corporate. The United States Print and Related Services segment consists of the Company’s United States printing operations. The United States Print and Related Services segment includes 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 global paper procurement.
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