Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) Trading Up 5.2%

Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:QUAD)’s stock price was up 5.2% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $8.27 and last traded at $8.13, approximately 445,938 shares traded hands during trading. A decline of 7% from the average daily volume of 477,912 shares. The stock had previously closed at $7.73.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on QUAD shares. ValuEngine downgraded Zumiez from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded GENEL ENERGY PL/ADR from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Quad/Graphics currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $28.50.

The stock has a market capitalization of $418.98 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.54 and a beta of 1.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.81, a quick ratio of 0.76 and a current ratio of 1.13. The company has a 50 day simple moving average of $8.58.

Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 30th. The business services provider reported ($0.15) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.12) by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $1 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $979.58 million. Quad/Graphics had a positive return on equity of 11.56% and a negative net margin of 0.25%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.58 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Quad/Graphics, Inc. will post 1.11 earnings per share for the current year.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Rhumbline Advisers grew its position in Quad/Graphics by 39.5% in the 4th quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 46,484 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $573,000 after buying an additional 13,167 shares during the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP grew its position in Quad/Graphics by 18.3% in the 4th quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 54,609 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $673,000 after buying an additional 8,438 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in Quad/Graphics by 7.8% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,263,708 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $27,890,000 after buying an additional 163,714 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its position in Quad/Graphics by 14.0% in the 4th quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 791,593 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $9,753,000 after buying an additional 97,106 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Citigroup Inc. grew its position in Quad/Graphics by 12.5% in the 4th quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 23,622 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $292,000 after buying an additional 2,618 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 59.11% of the company’s stock.

Quad/Graphics Company Profile (NYSE:QUAD)

Quad/Graphics, Inc provides marketing solutions worldwide. The company operates through United States Print and Related Services, and International segments. It offers printing services, such as retail inserts, publications, catalogs, special interest publications, journals, direct mail, books, directories, in-store marketing and promotion, packaging, newspapers, custom print products, and other commercial and specialty printed products; and paper procurement services.

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