News coverage about Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Quad/Graphics earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 44.9421218168595 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Several brokerages have issued reports on QUAD. TheStreet upgraded Quad/Graphics from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. BidaskClub upgraded Quad/Graphics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th.

Shares of Quad/Graphics (NYSE QUAD) opened at $22.68 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.11. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,180.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.75 and a beta of 1.47. Quad/Graphics has a twelve month low of $18.16 and a twelve month high of $29.04.

Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $1.01 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.01 billion. Quad/Graphics had a return on equity of 21.87% and a net margin of 2.15%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.48 EPS.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 20th were issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.29%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 17th. Quad/Graphics’s dividend payout ratio is presently 68.97%.

In other news, Director Kathryn Quadracci Flores sold 66,107 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.86, for a total transaction of $1,445,099.02. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 69,081 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,510,110.66. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, COO Thomas J. Frankowski sold 28,518 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, November 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.63, for a total value of $616,844.34. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 220,489 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,769,177.07. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 133,625 shares of company stock valued at $2,910,583. Company insiders own 9.28% of the company’s stock.

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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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