Valassis Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCI)

CAPS Rating: 2 out of 5

The Company provides a wide range of marketing products and services to a variety of premier manufacturers, direct marketers, retailers, franchisees and other advertisers.

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Member Avatar rknapton (< 20) Submitted: 8/22/2013 5:22:16 PM : Underperform Start Price: $28.42 VCI Score: -7.78

Short. Great dividend and buying back lots of stock, low P/E… but I think it’s a value trap. No revenue growth and doubt future will be much better. Massive insider selling too.

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Member Avatar iamamartin (98.45) Submitted: 2/8/2013 4:09:40 PM : Outperform Start Price: $27.78 VCI Score: -0.38

High Dividend, Projected 25% growth, Low PE

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Member Avatar JackCaps (24.16) Submitted: 4/17/2011 12:27:17 PM : Outperform Start Price: $25.70 VCI Score: -10.34

Valassis Communications is no sissy in their pursuit of earnings. If the 2010 earnings of $385M for the 50.6M shares produced income at an effective rate of about 27.7% (note the decimal point's location) at the last closing stock price. Yet sales have grown modestly during the recession, which reflects well on their management's recession strategy. Though trading at a PE of 4, their stock price has been hovering around the 1Y low.

I'm bringing out my green thumb for this value pick along with a trailing stop order to add Valassis Communication to my portfolio.

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Member Avatar lenom (< 20) Submitted: 6/21/2010 3:36:13 PM : Outperform Start Price: $34.52 VCI Score: -69.53

sure

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Member Avatar bolivar3264 (< 20) Submitted: 6/16/2010 8:28:11 AM : Outperform Start Price: $35.64 VCI Score: -71.82

quater up trend

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Member Avatar MedullaOblongata (69.70) Submitted: 3/8/2010 1:16:08 PM : Outperform Start Price: $12.24 VCI Score: +92.08

Redplum is everywhere!!

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Member Avatar urkiddingrite (< 20) Submitted: 1/31/2010 7:38:57 AM : Outperform Start Price: $23.26 VCI Score: -26.05

bought in for a buck five last january. been reading for a year how dumb i am from all the thumbs down icon folks. research told me the company was a mid teen to twenty dollar cinch. history of valassis and advo indicated that they weren't responsible for dropping to 1.05, that it was generally caught up in the bank fiasco.

also, strong lawsuit against newcorp which has now been settled for a half BILLION and a 10 year shared mail agreement.

all you little thumbs down people outsmarted yourselves. let's see where that 1/29/10 closing price of 20.93 goes and who gets richer... the people who bought, or the people who played with little thumbs down icons.

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Member Avatar cibient (25.23) Submitted: 1/19/2010 2:45:44 AM : Underperform Start Price: $18.70 VCI Score: -17.85

Came across this company in a mention about stocks returning 1000% in 2009. Book value according to Yahoo Finance is $1.32. Not sure why it's trading near $20. Balance sheet is not great, neither is equity or apparent growth prospects.

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Member Avatar ChrisGraley (30.25) Submitted: 10/16/2009 11:24:52 PM : Underperform Start Price: $9.96 VCI Score: -153.50

I've got about a dozen red thumbs in my portfolio just like this one.

Investors picking revenue growth over net income are in for a rude awakening in a short time frame.

This isn't with real money, so I can stay solvent longer than the market can stay irrational.

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Member Avatar naterman (< 20) Submitted: 10/16/2009 9:29:48 AM : Outperform Start Price: $19.16 VCI Score: +6.27

This Stock has made me rich.

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Member Avatar Ewok82 (29.52) Submitted: 8/4/2009 1:11:40 AM : Underperform Start Price: $12.06 VCI Score: -94.83

Appears overbought. Profit taking ahead.

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Member Avatar jimmyboywho (< 20) Submitted: 5/8/2009 9:26:13 AM : Outperform Start Price: $4.74 VCI Score: +512.79

Empoyees drive this company. will rise faster than market over the next year.

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Member Avatar deperu10 (< 20) Submitted: 8/24/2008 9:39:27 PM : Outperform Start Price: $8.67 VCI Score: +243.12

i believe this will be at least $15.00 by december.
first hand, there are no happy employees here.

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Member Avatar hockeyref4ree (< 20) Submitted: 5/20/2008 8:57:40 AM : Outperform Start Price: $15.21 VCI Score: +88.07

Earnings are up, and should continue to rise.

Economies of scale with new acquisitions.

Great new in-store products.

Keeping bread and butter inserts while following and creating new market trends and keeping up with today's new age of technology.

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Member Avatar OmegaMan03 (< 20) Submitted: 3/11/2008 2:16:41 PM : Underperform Start Price: $10.01 VCI Score: -190.77

Newspaper ad inserts are going down with the newspapers. Most recent growth is from an acquisition.

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Member Avatar SurveillanceGuy (< 20) Submitted: 1/13/2008 2:31:47 PM : Outperform Start Price: $8.77 VCI Score: +250.12

I believe they will come out of there slump,they really would do better with new CEO one that has not given himself raises and his managers rasies and benifits while cutting wages and benifits to employees,The Advo take over blunder really hurt but to take that then change the name of a known company to Red Plum might as well just started a new business,I believe they will come out of the slump but faster if they would change CEO's toa person more like the old CEO they had that had a head on his sholders and cared about his employees instead of his self.not a most 100 best company to work for by far any more and that can hurt when employees are not keep happy

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Member Avatar tora54 (25.78) Submitted: 12/18/2007 4:11:55 PM : Outperform Start Price: $11.83 VCI Score: +153.74

A tip from a friend, said to buy it while its on sale

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Member Avatar PrudentSelection (< 20) Submitted: 11/6/2007 11:39:46 AM : Underperform Start Price: $11.81 VCI Score: -158.12

This company is in one the worst possible business segments in today's economy - newspaper ad inserts. The newspaper business is getting crushed by alternative media. And newspaper inserts are even more irrelevant than print ads. VCI's huge run-up on their earning release I think is a mistake due for correction. The release is very misleading. For example, it cites 144% revenue growth, but almost all of this comes from the acquisition of Advo's revenues. And Advo's revenues are apparently down 2% vs. year ago. This is a business model doomed to the fate of the typewriter.

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Member Avatar Buhlzi (< 20) Submitted: 4/21/2007 9:12:58 AM : Outperform Start Price: $18.02 VCI Score: +55.97

It looks like the turnaround has occurred. Upward trend to the next resistance level.

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Member Avatar bstephens6 (95.85) Submitted: 4/17/2007 4:01:28 PM : Underperform Start Price: $17.78 VCI Score: -56.87

Valassis is in the Marketing Services Industry, and I would expect to see at least minimal growth.

However, they sport double digit negative growth year vs year and YTD. Inventory and Debt need to be better controlled before we will see any above average performance here.

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