Deluxe Co. (NYSE:DLX) has earned an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation.
Brokerages have set a 1-year consensus price target of $50.00 for the company, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Deluxe an industry rank of 114 out of 257 based on the ratings given to related companies.
Several analysts recently commented on DLX shares. Buckingham Research started coverage on Deluxe in a research report on Friday, October 12th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $56.00 target price on the stock. TheStreet downgraded shares of Deluxe from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 21st.
DLX opened at $50.19 on Thursday. Deluxe has a 12 month low of $43.72 and a 12 month high of $78.87. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 1.12 and a current ratio of 1.25. The company has a market capitalization of $2.27 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.52 and a beta of 1.00.
Deluxe (NYSE:DLX) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 25th. The business services provider reported $1.36 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.08. Deluxe had a return on equity of 26.00% and a net margin of 9.00%. The firm had revenue of $493.20 million for the quarter. As a group, research analysts expect that Deluxe will post 5.63 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 3rd. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 16th. Deluxe’s payout ratio is currently 22.77%.
Deluxe Corporation provides checks, forms, marketing solutions, accessories, and other products and services for small businesses and financial institutions. It operates through three segments: Small Business Services, Financial Services, and Direct Checks. The company provides checks; printed forms, such as deposit tickets, billing forms, work orders, job proposals, purchase orders, invoices, and personnel forms, as well as computer forms and check registers; and accessories and other products comprising envelopes, office supplies, ink stamps, and labels, as well as checkbook covers.
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