Analysts predict that Donnelley Financial Solutions Inc (NYSE:DFIN) will report sales of $221.25 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have provided estimates for Donnelley Financial Solutions’ earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $219.90 million and the highest estimate coming in at $222.59 million. Donnelley Financial Solutions posted sales of $221.00 million in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 0.1%. The company is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, February 27th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Donnelley Financial Solutions will report full-year sales of $221.25 million for the current year. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the company will report sales of $1.02 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $1.02 billion to $1.03 billion. Zacks’ sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for Donnelley Financial Solutions.

Several brokerages recently commented on DFIN. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Donnelley Financial Solutions from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Donnelley Financial Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Donnelley Financial Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Finally, Citigroup restated a “neutral” rating and set a $22.00 target price on shares of Donnelley Financial Solutions in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $23.33.

Shares of Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) traded down $0.27 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $19.96. 173,600 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 328,836. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.81, a current ratio of 1.57 and a quick ratio of 1.44. Donnelley Financial Solutions has a 12-month low of $18.06 and a 12-month high of $27.08. The firm has a market capitalization of $672.65, a PE ratio of 20.16, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 7.65 and a beta of 2.77.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in DFIN. FMR LLC raised its position in Donnelley Financial Solutions by 251.6% during the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,576,216 shares of the company’s stock worth $36,190,000 after acquiring an additional 1,127,910 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its holdings in shares of Donnelley Financial Solutions by 79.4% during the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 1,782,345 shares of the company’s stock worth $40,923,000 after buying an additional 788,940 shares in the last quarter. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC grew its holdings in shares of Donnelley Financial Solutions by 466.8% during the second quarter. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC now owns 787,399 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,079,000 after buying an additional 648,482 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Donnelley Financial Solutions by 20.1% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,922,945 shares of the company’s stock worth $67,111,000 after buying an additional 489,428 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Kennedy Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Donnelley Financial Solutions during the second quarter worth about $7,597,000. Institutional investors own 85.60% of the company’s stock.

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Donnelley Financial Solutions Company Profile

Donnelley Financial Solutions, Inc is a financial communications services company that supports global capital markets compliance and transaction needs for its corporate clients and their advisors (such as law firms and investment bankers), and global investment markets compliance and analytics needs for mutual fund companies, variable annuity providers and broker/dealers.

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