Quad Graphics, Inc (NYSE:QUAD) was downgraded by equities researchers at TheStreet from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

Separately, BidaskClub upgraded Quad Graphics from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th.

Shares of Quad Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) opened at 18.93 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $937.04 million, a PE ratio of 12.17 and a beta of 1.39. Quad Graphics has a 1-year low of $18.91 and a 1-year high of $29.50. The company has a 50-day moving average of $22.70 and a 200-day moving average of $24.33.

Quad Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The business services provider reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.11. The firm had revenue of $963.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $985.85 million. Quad Graphics had a return on equity of 22.79% and a net margin of 1.92%. Quad Graphics’s revenue was down 6.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.03 earnings per share. Analysts predict that Quad Graphics will post $1.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In related news, Director Kathryn Quadracci Flores sold 115,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.42, for a total transaction of $2,578,300.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 166,241 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,727,123.22. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Douglas P. Buth acquired 2,600 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 4th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $18.74 per share, for a total transaction of $48,724.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 9.28% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Quad Graphics by 0.7% in the second quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 29,070 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $654,000 after buying an additional 210 shares during the last quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA raised its stake in shares of Quad Graphics by 1.8% in the first quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 32,712 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $826,000 after buying an additional 594 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE raised its stake in shares of Quad Graphics by 17.9% in the first quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 4,878 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $123,000 after buying an additional 739 shares during the last quarter. Strs Ohio raised its stake in shares of Quad Graphics by 2.4% in the second quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 34,200 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $783,000 after buying an additional 800 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc raised its stake in shares of Quad Graphics by 11.5% in the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 7,852 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $180,000 after buying an additional 809 shares during the last quarter. 52.19% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Quad Graphics Company Profile

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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