Wall Street analysts predict that Donnelley Financial Solutions Inc. (NYSE:DFIN) will report $0.16 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have made estimates for Donnelley Financial Solutions’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.19 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.14. Donnelley Financial Solutions reported earnings per share of $0.13 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 23.1%. The company is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, February 27th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Donnelley Financial Solutions will report full-year earnings of $1.54 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.52 to $1.57. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $1.70 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.63 to $1.74. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for Donnelley Financial Solutions.

DFIN has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Citigroup reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $22.00 target price on shares of Donnelley Financial Solutions in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. BidaskClub downgraded Donnelley Financial Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Donnelley Financial Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. ValuEngine raised Donnelley Financial Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co started coverage on Donnelley Financial Solutions in a report on Tuesday, August 15th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $24.00 target price for the company. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $23.33.

Donnelley Financial Solutions (NYSE DFIN) traded down $0.43 on Wednesday, reaching $20.16. The company had a trading volume of 216,873 shares, compared to its average volume of 329,766. The company has a market cap of $696.24, a P/E ratio of 14.55, a PEG ratio of 7.92 and a beta of 2.77. Donnelley Financial Solutions has a twelve month low of $18.06 and a twelve month high of $27.08. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.81, a current ratio of 1.57 and a quick ratio of 1.44.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in Donnelley Financial Solutions by 20.1% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,922,945 shares of the company’s stock worth $67,111,000 after purchasing an additional 489,428 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its holdings in Donnelley Financial Solutions by 79.4% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 1,782,345 shares of the company’s stock worth $40,923,000 after purchasing an additional 788,940 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC increased its holdings in Donnelley Financial Solutions by 251.6% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,576,216 shares of the company’s stock worth $36,190,000 after purchasing an additional 1,127,910 shares in the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group increased its holdings in Donnelley Financial Solutions by 25.3% in the 2nd quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 887,375 shares of the company’s stock worth $20,649,000 after purchasing an additional 179,101 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC increased its holdings in Donnelley Financial Solutions by 466.8% in the 2nd quarter. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC now owns 787,399 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,079,000 after purchasing an additional 648,482 shares in the last quarter. 85.72% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Donnelley Financial Solutions Company Profile

Donnelley Financial Solutions, Inc is a financial communications services company that supports global capital markets compliance and transaction needs for its corporate clients and their advisors (such as law firms and investment bankers), and global investment markets compliance and analytics needs for mutual fund companies, variable annuity providers and broker/dealers.

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