Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact LSC Communications (LKSD) Stock Price

Media stories about LSC Communications (NYSE:LKSD) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. LSC Communications earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.1983386226916 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on LKSD shares. Citigroup downgraded LSC Communications from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, September 29th. BidaskClub upgraded LSC Communications from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded LSC Communications from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a hold rating to the company. LSC Communications has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $24.00.

Shares of LSC Communications (NYSE:LKSD) traded up $0.53 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $16.34. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 464,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 331,157. The company has a quick ratio of 1.10, a current ratio of 1.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.47. LSC Communications has a 1 year low of $13.72 and a 1 year high of $30.74. The stock has a market capitalization of $550.90, a P/E ratio of 8.15, a P/E/G ratio of -3.73 and a beta of 5.95.

LSC Communications (NYSE:LKSD) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.70 by $0.03. LSC Communications had a return on equity of 24.72% and a net margin of 0.28%. The firm had revenue of $935.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $928.67 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.26 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that LSC Communications will post 2.12 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 4th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th were paid a $0.25 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.12%. LSC Communications’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 344.84%.

In other news, Director Shivan S. Subramaniam bought 3,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, September 11th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $16.41 per share, for a total transaction of $57,435.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Insiders own 2.48% of the company’s stock.

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LSC Communications Company Profile

LSC Communications, Inc focuses on traditional and digital print, print-related services and office products. The Company’s segments are Print and Office Products. The Company, through its Print segment, provides a range of print product offerings, which include magazines, catalogs, retail inserts, books and directories.

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