American Greetings Corporation (NYSE:AM) reported it moved to a loss in its fiscal Q2 because of costs linked with its June’s purchase of Britain’s Clinton Cards Plc.
American Greetings Corporation, which got a buyout offer worth around $581 million 2 days earlier, lost $4.3 million or 13 cents a share during the quarter finished Aug 24, evaluated against a profit of $14.5 million or 35 cents a share in the previous year.
The greeting card company reported earnings were 24 cents a share without around 37 cents a share for costs linked with purchase and integrating Clinton Cards.
American Greetings purchased around 400 Clinton Cards stores and its brand. The struggling United Kingdom greeting card corporation had been one of its major clients.
The Cleveland card company reported that revenue moved up 6% to $393.8 million from $370.2 million, receiving a lift of around $26 million from the Clinton Cards acquisition.
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American Greetings Corporation (NYSE:AM) on Sep 28, 2012 decreased -1.23% to the closing price of $16.80. The overall volume in the last trading session was 1.62 million shares. Its fifty two weeks range was $12.47 – $18.93. The total market capitalization remained at $567.93 million.
AM is ahead of its 52-week low with 37.45% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -11.98%. AM’s last month’s stock price volatility remained 3.08%. In its share capital AM has 33.81 million outstanding shares, among them 29.91 million shares have been floated in market exchange. AM’s stock’s insider ownership included 1.66%.
The stock price of AM is moving forward from its 20 days moving average with 9.31% and remote positively from 50 days moving average with 17.45%. AM’s current year’s earnings per share experienced a downfall of -32.71% while its current quarter performance remained at 16.10%. Company’s beta coefficient included 1.72. Beta factors measure the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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