Macquarie Downgrades Quad/Graphics Inc. (QUAD) to Neutral
Quad/Graphics Inc. (NYSE:QUAD) was downgraded by equities researchers at Macquarie from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note issued on Thursday, The Fly reports.
Separately, TheStreet upgraded shares of Quad/Graphics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 2nd.
Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) opened at 28.13 on Thursday. The stock’s market capitalization is $1.44 billion. Quad/Graphics has a 12-month low of $7.32 and a 12-month high of $29.50. The company’s 50-day moving average is $25.43 and its 200 day moving average is $24.65.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 9th. Investors of record on Monday, November 28th will be paid a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 23rd. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.27%. Quad/Graphics’s payout ratio is -1,999.67%.
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In related news, Chairman J Joel Quadracci sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.07, for a total value of $541,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 800,372 shares in the company, valued at approximately $21,666,070.04. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Vice Chairman John C. Fowler sold 2,753 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.51, for a total transaction of $75,735.03. Following the sale, the insider now owns 189,986 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,226,514.86. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 12.05% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
Quad/Graphics Company Profile
Quad/Graphics, Inc is a print and marketing services provider. The Company’s operating segments are the United States Print and Related Services, and International. The Company operates primarily in the commercial print portion of the printing industry as a printer of retail inserts, publications, catalogs, 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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