Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) Stock Price Up 5.2%

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

QUAD has been the subject of several analyst reports. 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 investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Quad/Graphics currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.50.

The company has a market capitalization of $404.55 million, a PE ratio of 4.54 and a beta of 1.65. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $8.58. The company has a quick ratio of 0.76, a current ratio of 1.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.81.

Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 30th. The business services provider reported ($0.15) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.12) by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $1 billion during 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 business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.58 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that Quad/Graphics, Inc. will post 1.11 earnings per share for the current year.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of QUAD. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Quad/Graphics by 7.8% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,263,708 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $27,890,000 after acquiring an additional 163,714 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in shares of Quad/Graphics by 10.6% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,953,638 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $24,069,000 after acquiring an additional 186,614 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Quad/Graphics by 14.0% in the fourth quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 791,593 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $9,753,000 after acquiring an additional 97,106 shares during the period. Walthausen & Co. LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Quad/Graphics by 1.4% in the first quarter. Walthausen & Co. LLC now owns 639,990 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $7,616,000 after acquiring an additional 8,710 shares during the period. Finally, Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of Quad/Graphics by 5.2% in the first quarter. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. now owns 392,021 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $4,665,000 after acquiring an additional 19,550 shares during the period. 59.11% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Quad/Graphics (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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