R.R. Donnelley & Sons (NYSE:RRD) was upgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub cut R.R. Donnelley & Sons from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, November 4th. TheStreet cut R.R. Donnelley & Sons from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th.

Shares of R.R. Donnelley & Sons (RRD) traded down $1.06 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $8.33. The company had a trading volume of 1,933,566 shares, compared to its average volume of 817,148. The company has a quick ratio of 1.19, a current ratio of 1.50 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -13.69. The firm has a market cap of $658.24, a PE ratio of 10.55 and a beta of 1.98. R.R. Donnelley & Sons has a twelve month low of $7.15 and a twelve month high of $18.52.

R.R. Donnelley & Sons (NYSE:RRD) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by ($0.07). The company had revenue of $1.73 billion during the quarter. R.R. Donnelley & Sons had a negative return on equity of 42.52% and a negative net margin of 7.15%. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.07 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that R.R. Donnelley & Sons will post 1.17 EPS for the current year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Smith Asset Management Group LP acquired a new position in shares of R.R. Donnelley & Sons in the 3rd quarter worth $102,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of R.R. Donnelley & Sons during the second quarter valued at $117,000. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of R.R. Donnelley & Sons by 229.8% during the second quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 12,199 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $151,000 after buying an additional 8,500 shares in the last quarter. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of R.R. Donnelley & Sons during the second quarter valued at $190,000. Finally, Caxton Associates LP grew its holdings in shares of R.R. Donnelley & Sons by 1.3% during the second quarter. Caxton Associates LP now owns 15,600 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $196,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 85.93% of the company’s stock.

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R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company Profile

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company helps organizations communicate by working to create, manage, produce, distribute and process content on behalf of its customers. The Company’s segments include Variable Print, Strategic Services, International and Corporate. The Variable Print segment includes the Company’s United States short-run and transactional printing operations.

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