Quad Graphics (QUAD) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds
News headlines about Quad Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Quad Graphics earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 48.0846947415645 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- Quad/Graphics Reports 3Q, Year-to-Date 2017 Results (inkworldmagazine.com)
- Quad/Graphics reports increased earnings in 3Q (gmtoday.com)
- Quad/Graphics, Inc. 2017 Q3 – Results – Earnings Call Slides (seekingalpha.com)
- Commentary: Printed Magazine Volumes Reflect Generational Leisure Preferences – Printing Impressions (piworld.com)
- Quad/Graphics posts 3Q profit – SFGate (sfgate.com)
Shares of Quad Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) opened at $22.96 on Friday. Quad Graphics has a 1 year low of $18.16 and a 1 year high of $29.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.11, a quick ratio of 0.84 and a current ratio of 1.24. The stock has a market cap of $1,194.86, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.77 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 net margin of 2.15% and a return on equity of 21.87%. The firm had revenue of $1.01 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.01 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.48 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 20th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.23%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 17th. Quad Graphics’s payout ratio is 69.36%.
A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on QUAD shares. BidaskClub raised shares of Quad Graphics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. TheStreet raised shares of Quad Graphics from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st.
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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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