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How to buy Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) stock

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Donnelley Financial Solutions, Inc
-$0.19 (-0.60%)

Donnelley Financial Solutions, Inc is a capital markets business based in the US. Donnelley Financial Solutions shares (DFIN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Donnelley Financial Solutions stock price (NYSE: DFIN)

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Donnelley Financial Solutions shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-22.
Latest market close$29.81
52-week range$8.00 - $33.54
50-day moving average $31.92
200-day moving average $27.10
Wall St. target price$32.00
PE ratio 205.1948
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.15

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Is it a good time to buy Donnelley Financial Solutions stock?

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Donnelley Financial Solutions price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $29.81 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-14) N/A
1 month (2021-06-25) -10.02%
3 months (2021-04-21) N/A
6 months (2021-01-21) N/A
1 year (2020-07-21) N/A
2 years (2019-07-21) N/A
3 years (2018-07-21) N/A
5 years (2016-07-21) N/A

Is Donnelley Financial Solutions under- or over-valued?

Valuing Donnelley Financial Solutions stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Donnelley Financial Solutions's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Donnelley Financial Solutions's P/E ratio

Donnelley Financial Solutions's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 205x. In other words, Donnelley Financial Solutions shares trade at around 205x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Donnelley Financial Solutions's PEG ratio

Donnelley Financial Solutions's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.88. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Donnelley Financial Solutions's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Donnelley Financial Solutions's EBITDA

Donnelley Financial Solutions's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $140.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Donnelley Financial Solutions's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Donnelley Financial Solutions financials

Revenue TTM $919.1 million
Operating margin TTM 13.43%
Gross profit TTM $398.5 million
Return on assets TTM 8.41%
Return on equity TTM 1.92%
Profit margin 0.57%
Book value $8.21
Market capitalisation $1.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Donnelley Financial Solutions shares

There are currently 642,554 Donnelley Financial Solutions shares held short by investors – that's known as Donnelley Financial Solutions's "short interest". This figure is 4.4% down from 672,154 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Donnelley Financial Solutions shares can be evaluated.

Donnelley Financial Solutions's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Donnelley Financial Solutions's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Donnelley Financial Solutions shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Donnelley Financial Solutions shares traded daily (recently around 201427.5862069). Donnelley Financial Solutions's SIR currently stands at 3.19. In other words for every 100,000 Donnelley Financial Solutions shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3190 shares are currently held short.

However Donnelley Financial Solutions's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Donnelley Financial Solutions shares, or, against the total number of tradable Donnelley Financial Solutions shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Donnelley Financial Solutions's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Donnelley Financial Solutions shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0219% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Donnelley Financial Solutions shares, roughly 22 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Donnelley Financial Solutions.

Find out more about how you can short Donnelley Financial Solutions stock.

Donnelley Financial Solutions share dividends

We're not expecting Donnelley Financial Solutions to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Donnelley Financial Solutions share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Donnelley Financial Solutions's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8 up to $33.54. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DFIN.US volatility(beta: 2.16)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Donnelley Financial Solutions's is 2.16. This would suggest that Donnelley Financial Solutions's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Donnelley Financial Solutions overview

Donnelley Financial Solutions, Inc. operates as a risk and compliance solutions company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Capital Markets ? Software Solutions (CM-SS), Capital Markets ? Compliance and Communications Management (CM-CCM), Investment Companies ? Software Solutions (IC-SS), and Investment Companies ? Compliance and Communications Management (IC-CCM). The CM-SS segment provides Venue, ActiveDisclosure, eBrevia, and EDGAR Online solutions to public and private companies to manage public and private transaction processes, extract data, and analyze contracts; collaborate; and tag, validate, and file SEC documents. The CM-CCM segment provides technology enabled services and print and distribution solutions to public and private companies for deal solutions and SEC compliance requirements. The IC-SS segment provides clients with the proprietary Arc Suite platform that contains a comprehensive suite of cloud-based solutions and services that enable storage and management of compliance and regulatory information in a self-service and central repository for accessing, assembling, editing, translating, rendering, and submitting documents to regulators. The IC-CCM segment provides clients with technology-enabled solutions for creating and filing regulatory communications and solutions for investor communications, as well as XBRL-formatted filings pursuant to the Investment Act, through the SEC EDGAR system.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Donnelley Financial Solutions is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 3.253% of Donnelley Financial Solutions shares are held by insiders and 92.438% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Donnelley Financial Solutions?
Donnelley Financial Solutions's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Donnelley Financial Solutions based?
Donnelley Financial Solutions's address is: 35 West Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, United States, 60601
What is Donnelley Financial Solutions's ISIN number?
Donnelley Financial Solutions's international securities identification number is: US25787G1004
What is Donnelley Financial Solutions's CUSIP number?
Donnelley Financial Solutions's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 25787G100

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