R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NYSE:RRD) saw an uptick in trading volume on Friday . 2,392,090 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 107% from the previous session’s volume of 1,158,058 shares.The stock last traded at $9.21 and had previously closed at $8.83.

A number of brokerages recently commented on RRD. ValuEngine upgraded R.R. Donnelley & Sons from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. TheStreet cut R.R. Donnelley & Sons from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, BidaskClub cut R.R. Donnelley & Sons from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, November 4th.

The company has a market capitalization of $645.27, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.34 and a beta of 1.98. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -13.69, a quick ratio of 1.19 and a current ratio of 1.50.

R.R. Donnelley & Sons (NYSE:RRD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.37 by ($0.07). The company had revenue of $1.73 billion during the quarter. R.R. Donnelley & Sons had a negative net margin of 7.15% and a negative return on equity of 42.52%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.07 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company will post 1.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th were given a $0.14 dividend. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.08%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 14th. R.R. Donnelley & Sons’s dividend payout ratio is currently -7.92%.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of RRD. Capital World Investors raised its position in R.R. Donnelley & Sons by 171.0% in the 2nd quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 7,209,765 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $90,410,000 after purchasing an additional 4,548,853 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in R.R. Donnelley & Sons by 18.1% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 13,808,558 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $173,160,000 after purchasing an additional 2,117,978 shares in the last quarter. SkyBridge Capital II LLC acquired a new stake in R.R. Donnelley & Sons in the 2nd quarter valued at about $13,689,000. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position in R.R. Donnelley & Sons by 207.1% in the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 945,024 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $11,851,000 after purchasing an additional 637,329 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Towle & Co. raised its position in R.R. Donnelley & Sons by 37.8% in the 3rd quarter. Towle & Co. now owns 2,123,107 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $21,868,000 after purchasing an additional 582,707 shares in the last quarter. 85.83% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company Profile

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company helps organizations communicate by working to create, manage, produce, distribute and process content on behalf of its customers. The Company’s segments include Variable Print, Strategic Services, International and Corporate. The Variable Print segment includes the Company’s United States short-run and transactional printing operations.

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