RR Donnelley & Sons Co (NYSE:RRD) EVP Kenneth E. O’brien purchased 20,000 shares of RR Donnelley & Sons stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 27th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $5.22 per share, with a total value of $104,400.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Shares of RR Donnelley & Sons stock traded up $0.02 during trading on Friday, hitting $4.97. 42,512 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,115,866. The firm has a market cap of $364.67 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.15 and a beta of 1.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -8.22, a current ratio of 1.48 and a quick ratio of 1.25. RR Donnelley & Sons Co has a twelve month low of $4.48 and a twelve month high of $10.68.

RR Donnelley & Sons (NYSE:RRD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The business services provider reported ($0.09) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.04) by ($0.05). The firm had revenue of $1.68 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.64 billion. RR Donnelley & Sons had a negative net margin of 1.18% and a negative return on equity of 32.28%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.06) earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that RR Donnelley & Sons Co will post 0.95 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 4th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be issued a $0.03 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 14th. This represents a $0.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.41%. RR Donnelley & Sons’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 10.00%.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of RR Donnelley & Sons by 13.1% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 10,767,877 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $62,023,000 after buying an additional 1,250,568 shares during the last quarter. Towle & Co. lifted its holdings in shares of RR Donnelley & Sons by 32.1% during the second quarter. Towle & Co. now owns 5,755,856 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $33,154,000 after buying an additional 1,398,106 shares during the last quarter. LSV Asset Management lifted its holdings in shares of RR Donnelley & Sons by 1.6% during the first quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 2,782,236 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $24,288,000 after buying an additional 43,245 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of RR Donnelley & Sons by 10.0% during the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,710,603 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $9,854,000 after buying an additional 155,742 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Millennium Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of RR Donnelley & Sons by 279.8% during the first quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 799,078 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $6,976,000 after buying an additional 588,656 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 82.77% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on RRD shares. ValuEngine lowered RR Donnelley & Sons from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, June 2nd. Buckingham Research started coverage on RR Donnelley & Sons in a report on Monday, June 25th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $8.00 price target for the company.

RR Donnelley & Sons Company Profile

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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