News headlines about Deluxe Corporation (NYSE:DLX) have trended very positive on Saturday, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. Alpha One, a division of Accern, rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Deluxe Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.55 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 8 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Deluxe Corporation (NYSE DLX) traded up 0.08% during trading on Friday, reaching $71.26. The company had a trading volume of 364,225 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $3.46 billion, a PE ratio of 15.36 and a beta of 1.36. Deluxe Corporation has a 52-week low of $59.47 and a 52-week high of $75.94. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $69.87 and a 200 day moving average price of $71.54.
Deluxe Corporation (NYSE:DLX) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The business services provider reported $1.25 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.15 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $487.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $474.08 million. Deluxe Corporation had a return on equity of 28.48% and a net margin of 12.14%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.19 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that Deluxe Corporation will post $5.21 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 5th. Investors of record on Monday, May 22nd were issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, May 18th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.68%. Deluxe Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 25.86%.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Deluxe Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd.
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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