Media stories about Deluxe Corporation (NYSE:DLX) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Deluxe Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 23 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Deluxe Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd.
Deluxe Corporation (NYSE DLX) traded down 0.33% during trading on Thursday, reaching $68.97. The company had a trading volume of 104,760 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.35 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.87 and a beta of 1.36. Deluxe Corporation has a 12-month low of $59.47 and a 12-month high of $75.94. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $69.78 and a 200-day moving average of $71.63.
Deluxe Corporation (NYSE:DLX) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The business services provider reported $1.25 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.15 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $487.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $474.08 million. Deluxe Corporation had a net margin of 12.14% and a return on equity of 28.48%. Deluxe Corporation’s revenue was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.19 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that Deluxe Corporation will post $5.21 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 5th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 22nd were paid a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, May 18th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.73%. Deluxe Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 25.86%.
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Deluxe Corporation Company Profile
Deluxe Corporation is a provider of payment solutions. The Company provides a suite of customer life cycle management solutions to its customers across multiple channels. The Company operates in three segments: Small Business Services segment, Financial Services segment and Direct Checks segment. The Company’s product and service offerings consist of checks, forms and accessories, and other products.
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