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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. Donnelley Financial Solutions employs 2,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$860.9 million.

How to buy shares in Donnelley Financial Solutions

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Donnelley Financial Solutions. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: DFIN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Donnelley Financial Solutions reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$15.24, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Donnelley Financial Solutions, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Donnelley Financial Solutions. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Donnelley Financial Solutions's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Donnelley Financial Solutions's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$15.24, which is 36.94% up on its pre-crash value of USD$9.61 and 277.23% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$4.04.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Donnelley Financial Solutions shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$513.37 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,697.13.

Donnelley Financial Solutions share price

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Donnelley Financial Solutions shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$15.24
52-week range USD$4.04 - USD$14.87
50-day moving average USD$12.4614
200-day moving average USD$9.3279
Wall St. target price USD$14.2
PE ratio 19.2676
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.712

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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 $15.24 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-20) 15.24
1 month (2020-10-29) 17.14%
3 months (2020-08-28) 38.55%
6 months (2020-05-29) 86.99%
1 year (2019-11-29) 51.79%
2 years (2018-11-29) -9.98%
3 years (2017-11-29) -24.93%
5 years (2015-11-26) 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 19x. In other words, Donnelley Financial Solutions shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-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 USD$90.2 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 USD$860.9 million
Operating margin TTM 7.7%
Gross profit TTM USD$332.3 million
Return on assets TTM 4.2%
Return on equity TTM 9.43%
Profit margin 2.85%
Book value $8
Market capitalisation USD$464.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Donnelley Financial Solutions shares

There are currently 874,107 Donnelley Financial Solutions shares held short by investors – that's known as Donnelley Financial Solutions's "short interest". This figure is 33.3% up from 655,527 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 322548.70848708). Donnelley Financial Solutions's SIR currently stands at 2.71. In other words for every 100,000 Donnelley Financial Solutions shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2710 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 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Donnelley Financial Solutions shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0358% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Donnelley Financial Solutions shares, roughly 36 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 $4.04 up to $14.87. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DFIN.US volatility(beta: 2.04)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 2.0447. 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 in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, and Latin America. The Company provides regulatory filing and deal solutions through its software-as-a-service; and technology-enabled services, and print and distribution solutions to public and private companies, mutual funds, and other regulated investment firms to serve their regulatory and compliance needs. It offers technology-enabled filing solutions for corporate clients within its capital markets offerings that allow U.S. public companies to comply with applicable U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regulations, including filing agent services, digital document creation, and online content management tools that support their corporate financial transactions and regulatory reporting; solutions to facilitate clients' communications with their shareholders; and virtual data rooms and other deal management solutions. The company also provides technology-enabled filing solutions for alternative investment and insurance investment companies, including cloud-based tools for creating and filing regulatory documents, as well as solutions for investors designed to improve the speed and accuracy of their access to investment information. Donnelley Financial Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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