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Shares of Lee Enterprises Rank the Lowest in Terms of Price to Last Quarter Annualized Sales Ratio in the Publishing Industry (LEE, MNI, SCHL, AHC, JRN)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Publishing industry with the lowest Price to Last Quarter Annualized (LQA) Sales ratios. Price/LQA Sales is a valuable metric used to compare comparable companies using the most recent sales data on an annualized basis. Generally, the lower the ratio, the more undervalued the company.

Lee Enterprises ranks lowest with a price to last quarter annualized sales ratio of 0.34. McClatchy is next with a price to last quarter annualized sales ratio of 0.37. Scholastic ranks third lowest with a price to last quarter annualized sales ratio of 0.52.

AH Belo follows with a price to last quarter annualized sales ratio of 0.60, and Journal Communications rounds out the bottom five with a price to last quarter annualized sales ratio of 1.01.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Lee Enterprises on March 26th, 2014 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $4.51. Since that call, shares of Lee Enterprises have fallen 4.6%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

Keywords: lowest price to last quarter annualized sales ratio lee enterprises McClatchy scholastic ah belo journal communications

Ticker(s): LEE MNI SCHL AHC JRN