LSC stock: buy or sell?

LKSD stock price: $3.78 -0.26% At close on July 16th, 2019

Updated on:
July 16th, 2019

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LSC shares remained steady -0.26% to $3.78 today. On Thursday LKSD collapsed a chilling -5.68%.

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. Having a trading strategy 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 stock situation right now, hence 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 Communications stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for LKSD stock for the last month.

LSC stock analysis

Daily outlook

LSC shares remained constant -0.26% to $3.78 today.

Shares of LSC Communications remained stable a lame -0.26% and closed at $3.78. Since March when LKSD stock price broke down the SMA100d line, it slid $-4.29 per share (-53.16%).

LKSD stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of LSC closed this week at $3.78 and stayed steady a tight 0.00%. Late June LKSD plummed a hair-raising -28.88% in just one week. Early June LKSD boosted an exceptional 8.66% in just one week.

Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down late July 2018, LKSD fell $-9.20 per share (-70.88%). Trading stocks that are below the 40-weeks (that is, 200-days) moving average line is not recommended by many experts, as it indicates that the stock has not enough institutional support.

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 -86.00%, with a yearly average of -43.00%.

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

LSC stock historical price chart

LKSD stock reached 52-week highs on August at $14.05, and all-time highs 2016-09-30 with a price of 29.6.

LSC stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. You should not follow the analysts' LKSD stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last month we have not detected any price forecast for LSC stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On February, LSC Communications reported its latest financial data, posting a good gain for the Earnings per Share (EPS). Experts were expecting $0.11 per share, but LSC 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

In 2018, LSC Communications annual turnover soared a pretty good 6.19% to $3,826.00 million dollars from $3,603.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in contrary, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) remained steady 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 Communications reported $939.00 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a -7.49% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-16.00 million with a profit margin of -1.70%. Profit margin depreciated a -1.31% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -0.39%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, LSC sales marked a fateful drop down and eased 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 buy shares of a stock, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.

LSC 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 context understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

LKSDKRNTLABL
Market cap$143.2 M$1.1 B$1.0 B
Total shares37.9 M35.2 M20.5 M
Float shares32.7 M35.1 M12.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)86.7%97.5%85.6%
  - Insider holdings (%)1.9%3.1%19.6%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%

LSC summary

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
Open$3.79
Close$3.78
Day range$3.75 - $3.89
Previous close$3.79
Session gain-0.26%
Average true range$0.19
50d mov avg$4.93
100d mov avg$5.87
200d mov avg$6.99
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lb06a

LSC performance

To better understand LSC Communications performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. For LSC, the comparison is made against Kornit Digital and Multi-Color.
Stock3m6m12m
LKSDLSC Communication...-43.67%-50.00%-70.88%
KRNTKornit Digital9.31%49.63%57.80%
LABLMulti-Color0.06%42.24%-24.62%

LSC competitors

Creating a list of competitors for LSC it's tough. We selected 2 public companies that are related to and can be considered as competitors of LSC: