Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) Trading 5.2% Higher

Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:QUAD) shares traded up 5.2% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $8.27 and last traded at $8.13, 445,938 shares changed hands during mid-day trading. A decline of 7% from the average session volume of 477,912 shares. The stock had previously closed at $7.73.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut GENEL ENERGY PL/ADR from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 7th. ValuEngine cut Zumiez from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Quad/Graphics presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $28.50.

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

Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 30th. The business services provider reported ($0.15) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.12) by ($0.03). Quad/Graphics had a negative net margin of 0.25% and a positive return on equity of 11.56%. The company had revenue of $1 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $979.58 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.58 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, analysts predict that Quad/Graphics, Inc. will post 1.11 EPS for the current year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. UBS Oconnor LLC bought a new stake in shares of Quad/Graphics in the 4th quarter valued at about $1,459,000. Weiss Asset Management LP bought a new stake in shares of Quad/Graphics in the 1st quarter valued at about $2,656,000. Deutsche Bank AG grew its position in shares of Quad/Graphics by 102.1% in the 4th quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 276,609 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $3,405,000 after buying an additional 139,731 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its position in shares of Quad/Graphics by 10.6% in the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,953,638 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $24,069,000 after buying an additional 186,614 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Walthausen & Co. LLC grew its position in shares of Quad/Graphics by 1.4% in the 1st quarter. Walthausen & Co. LLC now owns 639,990 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $7,616,000 after buying an additional 8,710 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 59.11% of the company’s stock.

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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