Buckingham Research raised the price target for the R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NYSE:RRD) stock from “a Neutral” to “a Buy”. The rating was released on September 04, 2018. The research report from The Benchmark Company has upgraded the stock from Hold to Buy, with a price target set at $21. The stock was downgraded by The Benchmark Company, who disclosed in a research note on July 31, 2013, from Buy to Hold and set the price objective to $20. In their research brief published March 20, 2013, The Benchmark Company analysts reiterated the R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company stock to Buy with a price target of $13.
Historical Earnings Surprises and Revenue Forecasts
Profit is the most critical financial performance measure. Every investor in a business is looking forward to the earnings report as stock price to increase when earnings exceed market expectations and progressively decrease when earnings do not meet expectations. The firm reported an earnings per share (EPS) of $0.08 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of $0.15, which indicates the company missed its estimate by -$0.07, which implies that the company surprised the market by -46.70%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Jun 2021) is $0. This is an average of 1 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is $0 and the low earnings per share estimate is $0. According to 1 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $1.12B is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $1.12B and a low estimate of $1.12B.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NYSE:RRD) dipped -0.71% to close Friday’s market session at $5.60, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $5.24 and $5.82 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 1893271 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 2.23 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 26.41% within the last five trades and -1.93% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 286.21% in the last 6 months and 105.13% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. RRD stock is trading at a margin of 16.35%, 22.82% and 120.77% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, RRD deals in the Industrials domain. The stock is trading -9.09 percent below its 52-week high and 454.46 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 366.43. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $396.03 million as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 4.67. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 0.08 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 4.70 percent of R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company shares are owned by insiders, and 71.40 percent are held by financial institutions. Chatham Asset Management, LLC, the 10% Owner at R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD) has bought 663,889 shares of firm on May 21 at a price of $5.61 against the total amount of $3.72 million. In another inside trade, Chatham Asset Management, LLC, 10% Owner of R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NYSE:RRD) bought 236,101 shares of the firm on May 20 for a total worth of $1.3 million at a price of $5.49. An inside trade which took place on May 19, 10% Owner of R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company Chatham Asset Management, LLC bought 523,095 shares of firm against total price of $2.77 million at the cost of $5.29 per share.