Media headlines about Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Quad/Graphics earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.3746526520581 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Interested In Quad/Graphics Inc (NYSE:QUAD)’s Upcoming $0.3 Dividend? You Have 5 Days Left (finance.yahoo.com)
- Best Laptop 2018: 13 fantastic notebooks for every budget (trustedreviews.com)
- QuadPackaging expanding in Franklin (biztimes.com)
- Quad/Graphics, Inc. (QUAD) Insider David A. Blais Sells 38,976 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
- HP brings new costly notebooks and workstations in India (infotechlead.com)
Shares of Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) opened at $26.63 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $1,403.59, a PE ratio of 12.93 and a beta of 1.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.76, a current ratio of 1.22 and a quick ratio of 0.89. Quad/Graphics has a 12-month low of $18.16 and a 12-month high of $31.29.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 19th will be paid a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 16th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.51%. Quad/Graphics’s payout ratio is 58.25%.
Separately, BidaskClub lowered shares of Quad/Graphics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th.
In other news, Director Douglas P. Buth sold 2,500 shares of Quad/Graphics stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.02, for a total value of $77,550.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 60,092 shares in the company, valued at $1,864,053.84. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director John C. Fowler sold 15,500 shares of Quad/Graphics stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.69, for a total transaction of $460,195.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 195,799 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,813,272.31. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 322,285 shares of company stock valued at $8,997,809 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 9.28% of the company’s stock.
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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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