Deluxe Corporation (NYSE:DLX) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 26th. Investors of record on Tuesday, February 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.30 per share on Monday, March 6th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.60%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 16th.
Deluxe Corporation (NYSE:DLX) opened at 75.00 on Wednesday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $72.67 and its 200 day moving average price is $68.62. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.64 billion, a PE ratio of 16.13 and a beta of 1.20. Deluxe Corporation has a 12 month low of $53.49 and a 12 month high of $75.58.
Deluxe Corporation (NYSE:DLX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 26th. The company reported $1.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.35. The company had revenue of $480.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $480.92 million. Deluxe Corporation had a return on equity of 29.24% and a net margin of 12.38%. The firm’s revenue was up 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.26 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Deluxe Corporation will post $5.20 earnings per share for the current year.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Deluxe Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, February 2nd.
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In related news, Director Ronald C. Baldwin sold 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.11, for a total value of $172,775.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 17,438 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,205,140.18. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Don J. Mcgrath sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $73.34, for a total value of $366,700.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 8,086 shares of company stock valued at $580,173 over the last ninety days. 2.90% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
About Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation provides payment solutions. The Company operates in three segments: Small Business Services segment, Financial Services segment and Direct Checks segment. Its Small Business Services segment offers services for marketing needs of small businesses, including Web design, hosting and other Web services; search engine optimization; marketing services, including e-mail, mobile, social media and other self-service marketing solutions; digital printing services, and logo design.
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