Time To Tread Carefully: Quad/Graphics Inc. (QUAD)

Quad/Graphics Inc.’s stock (NYSE:QUAD) has been rated as Neutral by Buckingham Research. This latest rating was contained in a recent research note published by the firm on October 30, 2019 and has set a $7 price target for the stock. Some experts on Wall Street have also posted a report on Quad/Graphics Inc. (QUAD) stock.

Buckingham Research rated the stock as a Buy in a research noted published on June 18, 2018. Macquarie rated the stock as a Outperform in a research note published on March 29, 2017.

As it stands, a total of 1 analysts are covering QUAD stock, with 0 of them rating it as a Buy while 0 of them rating it as Overweight. 1 analysts meanwhile advised investors to Hold, 0 rated it as Underweight while the 0 rated it as a Sell. A look at the overall ratings means that Quad/Graphics Inc. (QUAD) stock has an average rating of Hold.

Quad/Graphics Inc. (QUAD) which is currently valued at 113.34 million, with the company publishing its last earnings report on 02/18/2020, for the recent quarter of 2019. In that quarter, the company recorded a revenue of 864.9 million, which was same as the forecast of 864.9 million made by some analysts. For that same quarter, Quad/Graphics Inc. (QUAD) posted -$0.15 earnings per share (EPS) which was below the analyst consensus estimate of -$0.03 by -$0.12, which represents a decrease by -400.00%.

The stock market has a tendency to become sophisticated sometimes, even for seasoned investors and traders. Even when a trader got what he/she had expected, the market sometimes decides to move in the opposite direction. This volatility sometimes leads to some traders doubting and second-guessing their moves. This is why getting to know historical price performance, as well as both long-term and short-term trends, is very important. Over the past one week, QUAD price has dropped by -21.64%. A look at its price performance over the past three months sees the stock go down by -58.00%, while it has lost -78.15% over the past six months and -83.17% since the start of the year.

Let us now look at some of its likely support and resistance level. Recent research on Quad/Graphics Inc. (QUAD) has seen its stock trading -69.87% below its three-month high price. A look at the other side also sees stock trading +5.00% above its three-month low. A wider look sees QUAD trading -69.87% below its 52-week high and 5.00% above from its 52-week low price.

Shareholders of the company sometimes like to find out how their investments are growing. Quad/Graphics Inc. (QUAD) has so far given an ROE of -51.10%. When the ROE is low, it means that the company isn’t generating enough profits. The Return on Assets (ROA) ratio meanwhile is an indication of how profitable a company is relative to the total asset it owns. Quad/Graphics Inc. (QUAD)’s ROA at the moment stands at -6.20%. Any company that is managing its assets better will have a higher return while one that manages assets poorly would result in low returns.

Quad/Graphics Inc. (QUAD) has a return on investment (ROI) of 2.10%. The higher the ROI percentage, the higher the profit exceeds the costs, thus analysts consider such investments as an overall gain. A negative ROI, however, means that the cost is higher than the profits, a scenario analysts consider as a net loss.

Let us now take a look at Quad/Graphics Inc. (QUAD)’s trading volatility. Its 7-day volatility is around 12.65%, while it has a monthly volatility of 15.49%. QUAD has an ATR (Average True Range) of 0.42 and a beta factor of 1.65. The volatility of a stock is an indication of the stock’s drop or gain in case the wider market drops or surges. A beta score higher than 1 means that a stock is highly volatile while below 1 means that the volatility of a stock is low.

The price of QUAD lifted by $0.01 during the normal trading session on Monday to trade at $2.10. The Quad/Graphics Inc. (QUAD) stock has a trading volume of 680059.0 shares, which is high, compared to its average daily volume of 528.75K shares.