LSC Communications (NASDAQ:LKSD) Earns News Sentiment Score of 0.18

News headlines about LSC Communications (NASDAQ:LKSD) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. LSC Communications earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 45.4057537265889 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

LSC Communications (NASDAQ:LKSD) traded up 1.73% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $16.51. The stock had a trading volume of 185,612 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $20.27 and its 200 day moving average is $23.29. LSC Communications has a 52 week low of $15.07 and a 52 week high of $37.40. The company has a market capitalization of $576.05 million and a P/E ratio of 10.85.

LSC Communications (NASDAQ:LKSD) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.68 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $848 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $876.38 million. LSC Communications had a net margin of 0.59% and a return on equity of 7.63%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that LSC Communications will post $2.18 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 5th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 15th will be given a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.06%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 11th.

Several brokerages have weighed in on LKSD. Zacks Investment Research raised LSC Communications from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Bank of America Corporation began coverage on LSC Communications in a research note on Wednesday, May 24th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $24.00 price target for the company. J P Morgan Chase & Co began coverage on LSC Communications in a research note on Friday, July 21st. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. Finally, Citigroup Inc. began coverage on LSC Communications in a research note on Tuesday, May 30th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $23.00 price target for the company. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $24.00.

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In related news, Director Shivan S. Subramaniam bought 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 4th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $17.18 per share, with a total value of $85,900.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

About LSC Communications

LSC Communications, Inc focuses on traditional and digital print, print-related services and office products. The Company’s segments are Print and Office Products. The Company, through its Print segment, provides a range of print product offerings, which include magazines, catalogs, retail inserts, books and directories.

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