Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:QUAD) has earned an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Brokers have set a 12-month consensus price objective of $28.00 for the company, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Quad/Graphics an industry rank of 233 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

QUAD has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. TheStreet upgraded shares of Quad/Graphics from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Quad/Graphics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th.

In related news, COO Thomas J. Frankowski sold 28,518 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.63, for a total value of $616,844.34. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 220,489 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,769,177.07. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Kathryn Quadracci Flores sold 66,107 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.86, for a total transaction of $1,445,099.02. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 69,081 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,510,110.66. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 133,625 shares of company stock worth $2,910,583 over the last 90 days. Company insiders own 12.05% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in Quad/Graphics by 9.2% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,187,942 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $118,908,000 after buying an additional 439,129 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in Quad/Graphics by 2.6% during the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 1,759,412 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $40,326,000 after buying an additional 44,078 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in Quad/Graphics by 12.7% during the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,096,172 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $24,785,000 after buying an additional 123,449 shares during the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. raised its position in Quad/Graphics by 5.4% during the 3rd quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,019,151 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $23,043,000 after buying an additional 52,353 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp raised its position in Quad/Graphics by 4.4% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 754,353 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $17,293,000 after buying an additional 31,758 shares during the last quarter. 49.74% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Quad/Graphics (NYSE QUAD) traded down $1.02 during trading on Thursday, reaching $22.19. 300,500 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 215,150. The company has a current ratio of 1.24, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.11. Quad/Graphics has a one year low of $18.16 and a one year high of $29.04. The company has a market cap of $1,203.21, a PE ratio of 12.83 and a beta of 1.50.

Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.05. Quad/Graphics had a net margin of 2.15% and a return on equity of 21.87%. The company had revenue of $1.01 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.01 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.48 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 4.8% on a year-over-year basis.

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About Quad/Graphics

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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