LSC stock: buy or sell?

LKSD stock price: $0.50 -10.71% At close on November 19th, 2019

Updated on:
November 19th, 2019

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LSC shares plummed -10.71% to $0.50 today. Tuesday was the fourth red session in a row, sliding in full a -32.43%.

LSC Communications, Inc. provides various traditional and digital print services, print-related services, and office products.

Should I buy LSC stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Following a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with LSC Communications stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is LSC stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we gathered 2 ratings published for LKSD stock in the last 30 days.

Is LKSD a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-7-24Wells Fargo & CoMarket PerformUnderperform
2019-7-24Buckingham Researchn/aBuy

LSC stock analysis

Daily outlook

LSC Communications plummed a dreadful -10.71% and closed at $0.50.

LSC shares plummed -10.71% to $0.50 today. Since last Oct 14th when LKSD stock price broke down the SMA50d line, it slid $-0.79 per share (-61.24%).

LKSD stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

LSC shares collapsed -21.88% this week, ending at $0.50. Early October LKSD climbed an extraordinary 10.08% in just one week. This was the fourth red week in a row, sliding in full a -57.14%.

After giving up the previous support, price will slide down to find new supports.

LKSD stock chart (weekly)

LSC stock price history

LSC stock went public on September 29th, 2016 with a price of $26.911. Since then, LKSD stock declined a -98.10%, with a yearly average of -32.70%.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

LSC stock historical price chart

LKSD stock reached 52-week highs on November at $9.68, and all-time highs 2016-09-30 with a price of 29.6.

LSC stock price target is $8.00

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last 30 days we only found 1 price prediction for LSC stock:
LKSD stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-7-24Buckingham ResearchLowers Target$10.00$8.00-20%
(in average)$10.00$8.00-20.0%

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

LSC reported nice results for 2018-Q4 on February. LSC Communications appreciated Earnings per Share (EPS) by 9.10%, beating analysts of $0.11. LSC Communications posted $0.12.
LKSD earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a0.55n/a
2017-Q3-n/a1.05n/a
2017-Q42018-02-220.660.5-24.2%
2018-Q12018-05-030.17-0.11n/a
2018-Q22018-08-020.520.48-7.7%
2018-Q32018-10-310.860.74-14.0%
2018-Q42019-02-190.110.129.1%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw a great increase of 6.19% to $3,826.00 million dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, slightly worse, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) remained stable a 0.98% to -0.60%.

LKSD annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$3,740 M-$95 M2.5%-
2014$3,853 M3.02%$58 M1.5%-38.62%
2015$3,743 M-2.86%$74 M2.0%26.90%
2016$3,654 M-2.38%$106 M2.9%44.02%
2017$3,603 M-1.40%$-57.00 M-1.6%-153.77%
2018$3,826 M6.19%$-23.00 M-0.6%-59.65%

Quarterly financial results

LSC posted $939.00 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -7.49% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-16.00 million with a profit margin of -1.70%. Profit margin declined a -1.31% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -0.39%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, LSC Communications sales marked an awful drop down and fell a -6.01%.
LKSD quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$848 M-$5.00 M0.6%-
2017-Q3$935 M10.26%$-3.00 M-0.3%-160.00%
2017-Q4$999 M6.84%$-58.00 M-5.8%1,833.33%
2018-Q1$929 M-7.01%$-11.00 M-1.2%-81.03%
2018-Q2$943 M1.51%$8.00 M0.8%-172.73%
2018-Q3$1,015 M7.64%$-4.00 M-0.4%-150.00%
2018-Q4$939 M-7.49%$-16.00 M-1.7%300.00%
2019-Q1$845 M-10.01%$-126.00 M-14.9%687.50%

LSC ownership

When you are planning to invest in a stock, it's always worth to review its ownership structure.

LSC Communications shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 1.94% of all shares.

Bearish positions for LKSD stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

LKSDKRNT
Market cap$16.8 M$1.3 B
Total shares33.6 M40.4 M
Float shares32.3 M35.9 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)86.7%97.5%
  - Insider holdings (%)1.9%3.1%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%

LSC summary

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Open$0.56
Close$0.50
Day range$0.50 - $0.58
Previous close$0.56
Session gain-10.71%
Average true range$0.08
50d mov avg$1.10
100d mov avg$1.55
200d mov avg$3.94
Daily patternlt03c
Weekly pattern lt02c

LSC performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. For LSC Communications, the comparison is made against Array.
Stock3m6m12m
LKSDLSC Communication...-62.96%-90.64%-94.52%
KRNTKornit Digital17.73%25.02%55.18%

LSC competitors

Creating a list of competitors for LSC Communications it's not an easy task. We selected just one public company that in our opinion is related to and can be considered LSC Communications competitor: