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Top 3 Companies in the Publishing Industry With the Highest Forward Earnings Yield (VCI, GCI, JRN)

Published on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:21
By Peter Chu

Below are the three companies in the Publishing industry with the highest forward earnings yields. Using projected earnings for the current fiscal year, the forward earnings yield is useful to compare a stock's return vs. owning a similar stock or other yield assets (e.g. bonds). Generally, the higher the earnings yield, the more undervalued the stock.

Valassis Communications (NYSE:VCI) is highest with forward earnings yield of 12.2%. Valassis Communications, Inc. is a media and marketing services company serving a wide range of industries. The Company and its subsidiaries offer products and services to mass or targeted audiences by mail, in newspapers and stores, and online. Valassis also offers coupon redemption and management, promotion and sweepstakes security, and frequent shopper data collection and analysis.

In the past 52 weeks, Valassis Communications share prices have been bracketed by a low of $19.03 and a high of $31.34 and are now at $25.83, 36% above that low price. Over the last five market days, the 200-day moving average (MA) has gone up 0.2% while the 50-day MA has declined 0.6%.

Following is Gannett (NYSE:GCI) with forward earnings yield of 10.8%.

Finishing up the top three is Journal Communications (NYSE:JRN), with forward earnings yield of 8.5%.

By Peter Chu