News coverage about Deluxe (NYSE:DLX) has been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Deluxe earned a news sentiment score of 0.37 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.2741347344002 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Deluxe (NYSE DLX) opened at $71.17 on Monday. Deluxe has a 52 week low of $66.43 and a 52 week high of $78.87. The company has a quick ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,420.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.05 and a beta of 1.18.

Deluxe (NYSE:DLX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The business services provider reported $1.40 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.40. Deluxe had a return on equity of 26.80% and a net margin of 11.71%. The company had revenue of $494.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $500.75 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.35 earnings per share. Deluxe’s quarterly revenue was up 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Deluxe will post 5.68 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 5th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 20th will be issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.69%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 16th. Deluxe’s payout ratio is 25.37%.

In other Deluxe news, CEO Lee J. Schram sold 17,370 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $73.65, for a total transaction of $1,279,300.50. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 293,242 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $21,597,273.30. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Julie M. Loosbrock sold 2,198 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $76.37, for a total value of $167,861.26. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 13,286 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,014,651.82. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 32,259 shares of company stock worth $2,400,074. Corporate insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.

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About Deluxe

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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