Equities analysts expect LSC Communications Inc (NYSE:LKSD) to post earnings of $0.66 per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have made estimates for LSC Communications’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.61 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.71. LSC Communications posted earnings of $0.48 per share in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 37.5%. The firm is expected to issue its next earnings report on Thursday, February 22nd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that LSC Communications will report full year earnings of $2.12 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.07 to $2.17. For the next year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $2.32 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.13 to $2.70. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of research firms that follow LSC Communications.

LSC Communications (NYSE:LKSD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $935.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $928.67 million. LSC Communications had a return on equity of 24.72% and a net margin of 0.28%. LSC Communications’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.26 earnings per share.

Several research analysts have commented on LKSD shares. Citigroup downgraded LSC Communications from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 29th. BidaskClub raised LSC Communications from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded LSC Communications from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a hold rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $24.00.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. WINTON GROUP Ltd increased its stake in shares of LSC Communications by 57.2% in the second quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 35,826 shares of the company’s stock valued at $767,000 after buying an additional 13,039 shares during the period. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. boosted its holdings in LSC Communications by 7.9% in the second quarter. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. now owns 713,406 shares of the company’s stock valued at $15,267,000 after acquiring an additional 52,269 shares during the last quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors boosted its holdings in LSC Communications by 1,128.4% in the second quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 22,873 shares of the company’s stock valued at $489,000 after acquiring an additional 21,011 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in LSC Communications by 59.1% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,701,098 shares of the company’s stock valued at $100,603,000 after acquiring an additional 1,746,936 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Riverhead Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in LSC Communications by 90.5% in the second quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 36,744 shares of the company’s stock valued at $786,000 after acquiring an additional 17,458 shares during the last quarter. 84.36% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

LSC Communications (NYSE:LKSD) traded down $0.56 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $14.19. The company had a trading volume of 406,621 shares, compared to its average volume of 329,050. The firm has a market capitalization of $502.12 and a P/E ratio of 48.93. LSC Communications has a fifty-two week low of $13.72 and a fifty-two week high of $29.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.47, a quick ratio of 1.10 and a current ratio of 1.42.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 4th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th were paid a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 14th. LSC Communications’s dividend payout ratio is currently 344.83%.

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LSC Communications Company Profile

LSC Communications, Inc focuses on traditional and digital print, print-related services and office products. The Company’s segments are Print and Office Products. The Company, through its Print segment, provides a range of print product offerings, which include magazines, catalogs, retail inserts, books and directories.

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