Deluxe (DLX) Getting Positive Press Coverage, Report Shows

Headlines about Deluxe (NYSE:DLX) have trended positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Deluxe earned a daily sentiment score of 0.42 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.813515914536 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Deluxe (NYSE DLX) traded up $0.65 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $76.04. The stock had a trading volume of 559,186 shares, compared to its average volume of 304,237. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a current ratio of 0.93 and a quick ratio of 0.83. Deluxe has a one year low of $66.43 and a one year high of $76.94. The company has a market cap of $3,690.00, a P/E ratio of 14.47 and a beta of 1.35.

Deluxe (NYSE:DLX) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $1.32 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.25 by $0.07. Deluxe had a return on equity of 27.56% and a net margin of 10.24%. The company had revenue of $497.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $487.77 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.22 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 4th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 20th were paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 17th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.58%. Deluxe’s dividend payout ratio is currently 29.41%.

In other news, CEO Lee J. Schram sold 33,030 shares of Deluxe stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.32, for a total transaction of $2,355,699.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.

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About Deluxe

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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