Deluxe Corp. (NYSE:DLX) Director Ronald C. Baldwin sold 586 shares of Deluxe Corp. stock in a transaction on Monday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.45, for a total transaction of $40,697.70. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 17,438 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,211,069.10. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Shares of Deluxe Corp. (NYSE:DLX) traded down 1.36% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $67.70. 223,226 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Deluxe Corp. has a 52 week low of $49.46 and a 52 week high of $70.26. The company has a market capitalization of $3.29 billion, a PE ratio of 14.26 and a beta of 1.22. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $64.76 and its 200-day moving average is $66.37.

Deluxe Corp. (NYSE:DLX) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 27th. The company reported $1.22 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.01. The business earned $458.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $460.42 million. Deluxe Corp. had a return on equity of 30.08% and a net margin of 12.79%. The company’s revenue was up 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.16 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that Deluxe Corp. will post $4.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Deluxe Corp. (NYSE:DLX)

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 5th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 21st will be issued a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 17th. Deluxe Corp.’s payout ratio is currently 25.26%.

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Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC boosted its stake in Deluxe Corp. by 1,943.4% in the second quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,309 shares of the company’s stock valued at $153,000 after buying an additional 2,196 shares during the period. Meeder Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in Deluxe Corp. during the third quarter valued at approximately $170,000. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Deluxe Corp. by 74.1% in the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 3,018 shares of the company’s stock valued at $200,000 after buying an additional 1,285 shares during the period. BB&T Securities LLC bought a new stake in Deluxe Corp. during the second quarter valued at approximately $201,000. Finally, Huntington National Bank boosted its stake in Deluxe Corp. by 57.2% in the second quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 3,076 shares of the company’s stock valued at $204,000 after buying an additional 1,119 shares during the period. 90.70% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Deluxe Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 28th.

Deluxe Corp. Company Profile

Deluxe Corporation provides payment solutions. The Company operates in three segments: Small Business Services segment, Financial Services segment and Direct Checks segment. Its Small Business Services segment offers services for marketing needs of small businesses, including Web design, hosting and other Web services; search engine optimization; marketing services, including e-mail, mobile, social media and other self-service marketing solutions; digital printing services, and logo design.

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