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How to buy RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company stock

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R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company is a specialty business services business based in the US. RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company shares (RRD) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company employs 33,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.8 billion.

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  3. Search for RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: RRD. 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 RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company 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. 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 RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company. 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.

RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company share price

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RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$0.72 - USD$4.7
50-day moving average USD$2.6662
200-day moving average USD$1.7957
Wall St. target priceUSD$6
PE ratio 3.3284
Dividend yield USD$0.03 (0.77%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.358

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Is it a good time to buy RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company stock?

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Is RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company under- or over-valued?

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

RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company's P/E ratio

RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 3x. In other words, RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company shares trade at around 3x 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.

RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company's PEG ratio

RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.33. 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 RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company's EBITDA

RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$345.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$4.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.65%
Gross profit TTM USD$977.1 million
Return on assets TTM 4.28%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 2.07%
Book value $-4.023
Market capitalisation USD$322.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company shares

There are currently 1.1 million RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company shares held short by investors – that's known as RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company's "short interest". This figure is 34.1% down from 1.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company shares can be evaluated.

RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company shares traded daily (recently around 688627.04402516). RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company's SIR currently stands at 1.59. In other words for every 100,000 RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1590 shares are currently held short.

However RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0188% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company shares, roughly 19 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 RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company.

Find out more about how you can short RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company stock.

RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company share dividends

We're not expecting RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company's shares ever split?

RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company's shares were split on a 1:3 basis on 3 October 2016. So if you had owned 3 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 200% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company shares which in turn could have impacted RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company's share price.

RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.72 up to $4.7. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company's is 2.849. This would suggest that RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

RRDonnelley-and-Sons Company overview

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, an integrated communications provider, enables organizations to create, manage, deliver, and optimize their multichannel marketing and business communications. Its Business Services segment offers commercial printing products and branded materials, including manuals, publications, brochures, business cards, flyers, post cards, posters, and promotional items; and packaging solutions comprising rigid boxes and in-box print materials for clients in the consumer electronics, healthcare and life sciences, cosmetics, and consumer packaged goods industries. It also provides customer billings, financial statements, healthcare communications, and insurance document statement printing services; and distribution, shipping, healthcare, durable goods, promotional, and consumer product goods packaging labels. In addition, this segment offers workflow design, assembly, configuration, kitting, and fulfillment services for clients in the consumer electronics, telecommunications, life sciences, cosmetics, education, and industrial industries. Further, it provides invoices, order, and business forms that support the private and public sectors; and outsourcing services, such as creative services, research and analytics, financial management, and other services for legal providers, insurance, telecommunications, utilities, retail, and financial services companies. The company's Marketing Solutions segment offers direct marketing, such as audience segmentation, creative development, program testing, print production, postal optimization, and performance analytics for large-scale personalized direct mail programs; and in-store marketing, digital print, kitting, fulfillment, digital, and creative solutions and list services. It operates in the United States, Asia, Europe, and internationally. The company was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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