Shares of Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:QUAD) reached a new 52-week low during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $14.91 and last traded at $15.39, with a volume of 22081 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $15.46.

Several analysts have commented on QUAD shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Quad/Graphics from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $27.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 22nd. Buckingham Research upped their price objective on Quad/Graphics from $28.00 to $30.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 1st. ValuEngine downgraded Quad/Graphics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 2nd. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein downgraded Quad/Graphics from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $28.50.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.00, a current ratio of 1.27 and a quick ratio of 0.81. The company has a market cap of $798.83 million, a P/E ratio of 8.58 and a beta of 1.50.

Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by ($0.03). Quad/Graphics had a return on equity of 18.09% and a net margin of 2.03%. The business had revenue of $1.03 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.01 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.38 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, analysts predict that Quad/Graphics, Inc. will post 1.8 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 7th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 19th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 16th. Quad/Graphics’s payout ratio is 66.67%.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its position in Quad/Graphics by 48.3% during the 2nd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 9,265 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $193,000 after purchasing an additional 3,019 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers increased its position in Quad/Graphics by 10.6% during the 2nd quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 33,817 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $704,000 after purchasing an additional 3,245 shares during the period. IndexIQ Advisors LLC increased its position in Quad/Graphics by 3.9% during the 3rd quarter. IndexIQ Advisors LLC now owns 89,674 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,869,000 after purchasing an additional 3,385 shares during the period. Martingale Asset Management L P increased its position in Quad/Graphics by 5.5% during the 3rd quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 76,455 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,594,000 after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares during the period. Finally, Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC increased its position in Quad/Graphics by 20.5% during the 3rd quarter. Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC now owns 29,159 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $608,000 after purchasing an additional 4,955 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 52.99% of the company’s stock.

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Quad/Graphics Company Profile (NYSE:QUAD)

Quad/Graphics, Inc provides print and marketing services in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and internationally. It operates through United States Print and Related Services, and International segments. The company offers printing services, including 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 paper procurement services.

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