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How to buy Quad/Graphics stock | $3.27

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Quad/Graphics, Inc is a specialty business services business based in the US. Quad/Graphics shares (QUAD) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Quad/Graphics employs 19,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.2 billion.

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  3. Search for Quad/Graphics. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: QUAD. 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 Quad/Graphics 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$3.27, 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 Quad/Graphics, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Quad/Graphics. 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.

Quad/Graphics share price

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Quad/Graphics shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-01.
Latest market closeUSD$3.27
52-week rangeUSD$2 - USD$5.9335
50-day moving average USD$2.7517
200-day moving average USD$3.1455
Wall St. target priceUSD$6
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$0.6 (28.71%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.705

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Is it a good time to buy Quad/Graphics stock?

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Quad/Graphics price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $3.27 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-09) N/A
1 month (2020-12-17) -18.25%
3 months (2020-10-16) 11.99%
6 months (2020-07-17) 0.31%
1 year (2020-01-17) -32.85%
2 years (2019-01-17) -76.78%
3 years (2018-01-17) 24.08
5 years (2016-01-16) N/A

Is Quad/Graphics under- or over-valued?

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

Quad/Graphics's PEG ratio

Quad/Graphics's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.63. 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 Quad/Graphics's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Quad/Graphics's EBITDA

Quad/Graphics's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$277.7 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Quad/Graphics's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Quad/Graphics financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.81%
Gross profit TTM USD$731.2 million
Return on assets TTM 2.42%
Return on equity TTM -6.81%
Profit margin -0.85%
Book value $3.05
Market capitalisation USD$184.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Quad/Graphics shares

There are currently 2.8 million Quad/Graphics shares held short by investors – that's known as Quad/Graphics's "short interest". This figure is 0.1% down from 2.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Quad/Graphics shares can be evaluated.

Quad/Graphics's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Quad/Graphics's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Quad/Graphics shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Quad/Graphics shares traded daily (recently around 188158.90318213). Quad/Graphics's SIR currently stands at 14.77. In other words for every 100,000 Quad/Graphics shares traded daily on the market, roughly 14770 shares are currently held short.

However Quad/Graphics's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Quad/Graphics shares, or, against the total number of tradable Quad/Graphics shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Quad/Graphics's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Quad/Graphics shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0847% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Quad/Graphics shares, roughly 85 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Quad/Graphics.

Find out more about how you can short Quad/Graphics stock.

Quad/Graphics share dividends

We're not expecting Quad/Graphics to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Quad/Graphics share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Quad/Graphics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2 up to $5.9335. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

QUAD.US volatility(beta: 1.91)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 Quad/Graphics's is 1.9121. This would suggest that Quad/Graphics's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Quad/Graphics overview

Quad/Graphics, Inc. provides marketing solutions worldwide. The company operates through United States Print and Related Services, and International segments. It offers printing services, such as retail inserts, publications, catalogs, special interest publications, journals, direct mail, books, directories, in-store marketing and promotion, packaging, newspapers, custom print products, and other commercial and specialty printed products; and paper procurement services. The company also provides marketing and other services, including consumer insights, audience targeting, personalization, media planning and placement, process optimization, campaign planning and creation, pre-media production, videography, photography, digital and print execution, and logistics, as well as manufactures ink. It serves various blue chip companies that operate in various industries; and businesses and consumers comprising retailers, publishers, and direct marketers. Quad/Graphics, Inc. has a strategic partnership with the dtx company. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Sussex, Wisconsin.

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