Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Increases Holdings in Quad/Graphics, Inc. (QUAD)

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its position in Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:QUAD) by 12.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,096,172 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 123,449 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 2.11% of Quad/Graphics worth $24,785,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Legal & General Group Plc raised its holdings in Quad/Graphics by 11.5% during the 2nd 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 period. Quantbot Technologies LP grew its stake in shares of Quad/Graphics by 639.5% during the 2nd quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP now owns 8,527 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $195,000 after acquiring an additional 7,374 shares in the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group grew its stake in shares of Quad/Graphics by 11.8% during the 2nd quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 10,247 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $233,000 after acquiring an additional 1,081 shares in the last quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Quad/Graphics by 4.4% during the 2nd quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC now owns 10,444 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $241,000 after acquiring an additional 444 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA grew its stake in shares of Quad/Graphics by 72.1% during the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 11,636 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $267,000 after acquiring an additional 4,874 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 49.78% of the company’s stock.

In related news, Director Kathryn Quadracci Flores sold 66,107 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.86, for a total value of $1,445,099.02. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 69,081 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,510,110.66. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, COO Thomas J. Frankowski sold 28,518 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.63, for a total value of $616,844.34. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 220,489 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,769,177.07. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 133,625 shares of company stock valued at $2,910,583 over the last three months. 12.05% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Quad/Graphics from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. BidaskClub cut shares of Quad/Graphics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th.

Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:QUAD) traded up $0.18 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $20.35. 196,696 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 160,118. Quad/Graphics, Inc. has a twelve month low of $18.16 and a twelve month high of $29.04. The company has a quick ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.11. The company has a market capitalization of $1,054.94, a PE ratio of 11.76 and a beta of 1.41.

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Quad/Graphics 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD)

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