LSC stock: buy or sell?
November 19th, 2019
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.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
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.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-7-24||Wells Fargo & Co||Market Perform||Underperform|
LSC stock analysis
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%).
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.
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 $8.00Predicting 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:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-7-24||Buckingham Research||Lowers Target||$10.00||$8.00||-20%|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareLSC 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.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared 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%.
|2013||$3,740 M||-||$95 M2.5%||-|
|2014||$3,853 M||3.02%||$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||$3,826 M||6.19%||$-23.00 M-0.6%||-59.65%|
Quarterly financial resultsLSC 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%.
|2017-Q2||$848 M||-||$5.00 M0.6%||-|
|2017-Q3||$935 M||10.26%||$-3.00 M-0.3%||-160.00%|
|2017-Q4||$999 M||6.84%||$-58.00 M-5.8%||1,833.33%|
|2018-Q1||$929 M||-7.01%||$-11.00 M-1.2%||-81.03%|
|2018-Q2||$943 M||1.51%||$8.00 M0.8%||-172.73%|
|2018-Q3||$1,015 M||7.64%||$-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 ownershipWhen 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:
|Market cap||$16.8 M||$1.3 B|
|Total shares||33.6 M||40.4 M|
|Float shares||32.3 M||35.9 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||86.7%||97.5%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||1.9%||3.1%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%|
|Tuesday, November 19th, 2019|
|Day range||$0.50 - $0.58|
|Average true range||$0.08|
|50d mov avg||$1.10|
|100d mov avg||$1.55|
|200d mov avg||$3.94|
LSC performancePerformance 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.