Equities research analysts forecast that LSC Communications Inc (NYSE:LKSD) will post earnings of $0.83 per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have made estimates for LSC Communications’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.92 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.73. LSC Communications posted earnings per share of $0.73 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 13.7%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, November 1st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that LSC Communications will report full-year earnings of $2.04 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.90 to $2.25. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the company will post earnings of $2.11 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.90 to $2.32. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of research analysts that that provide coverage for LSC Communications.

LSC Communications (NYSE:LKSD) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.52 by ($0.04). LSC Communications had a positive return on equity of 21.96% and a negative net margin of 1.68%. The business had revenue of $943.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $910.87 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.59 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.2% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Buckingham Research assumed coverage on shares of LSC Communications in a research report on Monday, June 25th. They set a “buy” rating and a $22.00 price target on the stock. Wells Fargo & Co reduced their price target on shares of LSC Communications from $19.00 to $17.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, June 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of LSC Communications from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 10th. ValuEngine raised shares of LSC Communications from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of LSC Communications from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $14.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Friday, July 6th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $16.75.

LKSD opened at $12.53 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.08, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a current ratio of 1.33. LSC Communications has a 1-year low of $10.64 and a 1-year high of $18.64. The company has a market capitalization of $404.13 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.36, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of -2.96 and a beta of -0.72.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 5th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 15th were given a dividend of $0.26 per share. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, August 14th. LSC Communications’s payout ratio is presently 52.79%.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Rhumbline Advisers raised its position in shares of LSC Communications by 4.3% during the 1st quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 83,782 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,462,000 after buying an additional 3,417 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its position in LSC Communications by 83.9% in the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 9,880 shares of the company’s stock valued at $173,000 after purchasing an additional 4,507 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its position in LSC Communications by 1.9% in the first quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 267,433 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,667,000 after purchasing an additional 4,983 shares during the period. IndexIQ Advisors LLC raised its position in LSC Communications by 5.1% in the second quarter. IndexIQ Advisors LLC now owns 125,353 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,963,000 after purchasing an additional 6,095 shares during the period. Finally, Strs Ohio raised its position in LSC Communications by 14.5% in the second quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 53,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $842,000 after purchasing an additional 6,800 shares during the period. 84.90% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

LSC Communications Company Profile

LSC Communications, Inc provides various traditional and digital print services, print-related services, and office products. It operates through Print and Office Products segments. The Print segment produces magazines, catalogs, retail inserts, books, and directories. It also provides supply-chain management and various print-related services, including mail-list management and sortation, e-book formatting, and distribution services.

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