Shares of RR Donnelley & Sons Co (NYSE:RRD) reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $4.29 and last traded at $4.37, with a volume of 30021 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.51.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on RRD shares. Buckingham Research started coverage on shares of RR Donnelley & Sons in a research note on Monday, June 25th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $8.00 price objective on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of RR Donnelley & Sons from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 3rd.

The company has a current ratio of 1.48, a quick ratio of 1.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -8.22. The company has a market capitalization of $380.16 million, a PE ratio of 3.62 and a beta of 1.13.

RR Donnelley & Sons (NYSE:RRD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The business services provider reported ($0.09) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.04) by ($0.05). The company had revenue of $1.68 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.64 billion. RR Donnelley & Sons had a negative return on equity of 32.28% and a negative net margin of 1.18%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.06) EPS. Sell-side analysts forecast that RR Donnelley & Sons Co will post 0.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other RR Donnelley & Sons news, EVP Kenneth E. O’brien acquired 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 27th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $5.22 per share, with a total value of $104,400.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Insiders own 0.52% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in RR Donnelley & Sons by 859.8% in the second quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 530,891 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $245,000 after purchasing an additional 475,578 shares during the period. Miller Value Partners LLC acquired a new position in shares of RR Donnelley & Sons during the second quarter valued at $1,201,000. Mutual Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of RR Donnelley & Sons by 80.0% during the second quarter. Mutual Advisors LLC now owns 266,144 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,533,000 after acquiring an additional 118,300 shares during the period. Saba Capital Management L.P. boosted its holdings in shares of RR Donnelley & Sons by 238.4% during the second quarter. Saba Capital Management L.P. now owns 581,474 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $3,343,000 after acquiring an additional 409,628 shares during the period. Finally, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of RR Donnelley & Sons by 57.5% during the second quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC now owns 33,770 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $195,000 after acquiring an additional 12,329 shares during the period. 82.07% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About RR Donnelley & Sons (NYSE:RRD)

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, an integrated communications company, enables organizations to create, manage, deliver, and optimize their multichannel marketing and business communications. The company operates through Variable Print, Strategic Services, and International segments. It offers commercial and digital print, direct mail, statement printing, logistics, sourcing, and digital and creative services, as well as produces and sells labels, forms, educational testing materials, inserts, and books.

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