ValuEngine upgraded shares of RR Donnelley & Sons (NYSE:RRD) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Thursday morning.

Separately, Buckingham Research cut their price target on RR Donnelley & Sons from $8.00 to $6.00 and set a neutral rating for the company in a report on Thursday, August 2nd.

RRD opened at $4.95 on Thursday. RR Donnelley & Sons has a twelve month low of $4.48 and a twelve month high of $10.68. The company has a market capitalization of $364.67 million, a P/E ratio of 4.13 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 (NYSE:RRD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The business services provider reported ($0.09) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.04) by ($0.05). RR Donnelley & Sons had a negative return on equity of 32.28% and a negative net margin of 1.18%. The business had revenue of $1.68 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.64 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.06) earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that RR Donnelley & Sons will post 0.95 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 4th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.03 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 14th. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.42%. RR Donnelley & Sons’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 10.00%.

In other news, EVP Kenneth E. O’brien acquired 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 27th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $5.22 per share, for a total transaction of $104,400.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 0.52% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. increased its position in shares of RR Donnelley & Sons by 41.4% during the first quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 29,798 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $260,000 after purchasing an additional 8,729 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co. increased its position in shares of RR Donnelley & Sons by 51.1% during the first quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 26,150 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $229,000 after purchasing an additional 8,847 shares during the period. Verition Fund Management LLC increased its position in shares of RR Donnelley & Sons by 58.6% during the first quarter. Verition Fund Management LLC now owns 24,022 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $210,000 after purchasing an additional 8,874 shares during the period. Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of RR Donnelley & Sons by 85.9% during the second quarter. Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC now owns 24,582 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $142,000 after purchasing an additional 11,356 shares during the period. Finally, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of RR Donnelley & Sons by 57.5% during the second quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC now owns 33,770 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $195,000 after purchasing an additional 12,329 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 82.77% of the company’s stock.

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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