P/E Ratio: 5.52X
Forward dividend yield: 5.54%
Shares of Deluxe Corp., a Shoreview, Minn.-based provider of printing and promotional products and services, are down more than 20% year-to-date but are still up about 5% in the past 52 weeks. The stock was changing hands late Wednesday at $20.37.
The company is a steady earner that's struggling for topline growth. Third-quarter results are expected on Oct. 27, and the average estimate of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters is for a profit of 75 cents a share in the September-ended period on revenue of $357.9 million, flat with its earnings per share in the first two quarters of fiscal 2011.Deluxe also has a considerable debt load, totaling $753 million as of June 30, and the company's cash balance is less than $20 million.
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