LSC stock: buy or sell?

LKSD stock price: $1.34 11.67% At close on August 19th, 2019

Updated on:
August 19th, 2019


LSC Communications shares skyrocketed 11.67% to $1.34 today. On Wednesday LKSD collapsed a bloodcurdling -11.61%. Counting Monday, it's been 3 climbing sessions in a row, adding $0.22 or 17.60%.

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 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.

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, we collected 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 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%).

LKSD stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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%.

LKSD stock chart (weekly)

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 $8.00

How 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:
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

On 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.
LKSD earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared 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%.

LKSD annual Sales and Income evolution
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 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%.
LKSD quarterly Sales and Income evolution
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 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 shares37.9 M35.2 M
Float shares32.8 M35.9 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)86.7%97.5%
  - Insider holdings (%)1.9%3.1%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%

LSC summary

Monday, August 19th, 2019
Day range$1.19 - $1.39
Previous close$1.20
Session gain11.67%
Average true range$0.16
50d mov avg$3.03
100d mov avg$4.55
200d mov avg$6.18
Daily patternlt03a
Weekly pattern lb06a

LSC performance

Stocks 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:
LKSDLSC Communication...-74.91%-84.91%-88.00%
KRNTKornit Digital0.33%21.11%48.06%

LSC competitors

Defining a list of competitors for LSC Communications it's tough. We selected just one public company that in our opinion is related to and can be considered LSC Communications competitor: