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Present Movement: Donnelley Financial Solutions (NYSE: DFIN)


Donnelley Financial Solutions is in the brokers and exchanges industry and trades as part of the financial services sector. The company CEO is Daniel Leib. Donnelley Financial Solutions Inc is a global integrated communications provider. The company helps organizations communicate by creating, managing, producing, distributing and processing content for its clients globally.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The DFIN stock showed a previous change of 1.38% with an open at 14.54 and a close of 14.66. It reached an intraday high of 14.79 and a low of 14.51.

SeekingAlpha:  Donnelley Financial sinks 11% as Q4 disappoints


The stock has a market cap of $500.2m with 34.1m shares outstanding, of which the float is 33.2m shares. Trading volume reached 190,379 shares compared to its average volume of 163,054 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Donnelley Financial Solutions shares returned 3.17% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 0.34%. Over three months, it changed -7.39%. In one year it has changed -21.23% and within that year its 52-week high was 21.44 and its 52-week low was 13.15. DFIN stock is 11.48% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 17.08 and a 50 day moving average of 15.08. Currently DFIN stock is trading -14.15% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Donnelley Financial Solutions, Inc. (DFIN) CEO Dan Leib on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.16 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 6.79. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.02. The TTM EPS is 2.16, which comes to a TTM PE of 6.79.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  -0.03
09-30-2018:  1.40
06-30-2018:  0.56
03-31-2018:  0.23

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 21.95, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 33.21%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 156.90% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 1,120,431, which is 3.28% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 7.57. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.49

SeekingAlpha:  Donnelley Financial Solutions misses by $0.14, misses on revenue

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 39.89%, return on assets is 8.54%, profit margin is 7.72%, price-to-sales is 0.51 and price-to-book is 2.18.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 4  :Valuation Score
 3  :Past Performance Score
 2  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.