34,997 Shares in Deluxe Co. (DLX) Acquired by Aurora Investment Counsel

Aurora Investment Counsel purchased a new position in Deluxe Co. (NYSE:DLX) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 34,997 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,689,000. Deluxe makes up approximately 1.3% of Aurora Investment Counsel’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 17th biggest holding. Aurora Investment Counsel owned about 0.07% of Deluxe as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. raised its position in shares of Deluxe by 78.8% during the 3rd quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 1,733 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $127,000 after buying an additional 764 shares in the last quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Deluxe by 52.6% during the 2nd quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 2,320 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $161,000 after buying an additional 800 shares in the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its position in shares of Deluxe by 12.9% during the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,412 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $167,000 after buying an additional 276 shares in the last quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Deluxe by 61.4% during the 3rd quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 2,320 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $169,000 after buying an additional 883 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Riverhead Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Deluxe by 56.6% during the 2nd quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 2,663 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $184,000 after buying an additional 963 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.70% of the company’s stock.

In related news, CEO Lee J. Schram sold 33,030 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.32, for a total transaction of $2,355,699.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Deluxe Co. (NYSE DLX) traded down $0.92 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $76.04. 211,700 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 226,850. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a current ratio of 0.93 and a quick ratio of 0.83. The stock has a market cap of $3,703.44, a PE ratio of 18.64 and a beta of 1.36. Deluxe Co. has a 52-week low of $66.43 and a 52-week high of $77.43.

Deluxe (NYSE:DLX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $1.32 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.25 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $497.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $487.77 million. Deluxe had a net margin of 10.24% and a return on equity of 27.56%. The firm’s revenue was up 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.22 EPS.

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Deluxe Company Profile

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Deluxe (NYSE:DLX)

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