LSC stock: buy or sell?
August 19th, 2019
LSC Communications, Inc. provides various traditional and digital print services, print-related services, and office products.
Should I buy LSC stock?Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best moment to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.
Currently, LSC stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.
|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 collected 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 skyrocketed an astounding 11.67% and closed at $1.34.
Shares of LSC skyrocketed an astounding 11.67% and closed at $1.34. Since last June when LKSD stock price broke down the SMA50d line, it slid $-4.49 per share (-77.02%).
LSC Communications shares boosted 11.67% this week, ending at $1.34. Late July LKSD plummed a dreadful -48.42% in just one week. With this, it's been 3 green weeks in a row, gaining $0.39 or 27.66%.
LSC stock price history
LSC IPO was on September 29th, 2016 at $26.91 per share1. Since then, LKSD stock declined a -95.00%, with a yearly average of -47.50%.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
LSC stock historical price chart
LKSD stock reached 52-week highs on September at $12.00, and all-time highs 2016-09-30 with a price of 29.6.
LSC stock price target is $8.00How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. 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 target for LSC Communications 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 ShareOn February, LSC presented its financial report, posting a nice gain for the Earnings per Share (EPS) ratio. Analyst were expecting $0.11 per share, but LSC Communications posted $0.12.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw a remarkable increase of 6.19% to $3,826.00 million USD. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, nevertheless, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) stayed steady 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 reported $939.00 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -7.49% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-16.00 M with a profit margin of -1.70%. Profit margin decreased 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 loss 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 worth to have a look its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For LSC, 1.94% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
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 stocks:
|Market cap||$50.8 M||$968.9 M|
|Total shares||37.9 M||35.2 M|
|Float shares||32.8 M||35.9 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||86.7%||97.5%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||1.9%||3.1%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%|
|Monday, August 19th, 2019|
|Day range||$1.19 - $1.39|
|Average true range||$0.16|
|50d mov avg||$3.03|
|100d mov avg||$4.55|
|200d mov avg||$6.18|
LSC performanceStocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We compared LSC against Array in the following table: