Deluxe Corp. (NYSE:DLX)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $69.47 and last traded at $69.21, with a volume of 53,177 shares. The stock had previously closed at $68.52.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut Deluxe Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 29th.

The stock has a market capitalization of $3.37 billion and a PE ratio of 14.93. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $65.79 and a 200-day moving average price of $59.99.

Deluxe Corp. (NYSE:DLX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported $1.19 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.15 by $0.04. The business earned $459.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $450.99 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.04 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that Deluxe Corp. will post $4.91 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, SVP Peter J. Godich sold 2,085 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.01, for a total value of $133,460.85. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 24,343 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,558,195.43. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, SVP Peter J. Godich sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.97, for a total transaction of $131,940.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 14,443 shares in the company, valued at approximately $952,804.71. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds have modified their holdings of the company. Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Deluxe Corp. by 159.8% in the fourth quarter. Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC now owns 22,762 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,241,000 after buying an additional 14,002 shares in the last quarter. Usca Ria LLC boosted its stake in shares of Deluxe Corp. by 34.3% in the fourth quarter. Usca Ria LLC now owns 24,111 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,315,000 after buying an additional 6,160 shares in the last quarter. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Deluxe Corp. by 51.4% in the fourth quarter. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. now owns 32,184 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,755,000 after buying an additional 10,926 shares in the last quarter. Alpha Omega Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Deluxe Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at $2,015,000. Finally, Engineers Gate Manager LP boosted its stake in shares of Deluxe Corp. by 18.5% in the fourth quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP now owns 46,505 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,536,000 after buying an additional 7,270 shares in the last quarter.

Deluxe Corporation provides payment solutions. The Company operates in three segments: Small Business Services segment, Financial Services segment and Direct Checks segment. Its Small Business Services segment offers services for marketing needs of small businesses, including Web design, hosting and other Web services; search engine optimization; marketing services, including e-mail, mobile, social media and other self-service marketing solutions; digital printing services, and logo design.

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