Document Security Systems, Inc. (AMEX:DSS)
June 12th, 2019
Amidst falling markets Document Security Systems, Inc. finished Wednesday’s trading session down 7.16%, a ($0.03) decrease to close on $0.44. Sadly, in addition to dropping DSS ended up closing the day at a new 52 week low.As well as the drop in value, Document Security Systems, Inc. hit a new 52 week low of $0.44, breaking the previous low of $0.46 from earlier this month. Despite the drop in value, trading volumes were solid at 364.00% of normal which can indicate investor opportunities. Be aware that the Altman Z-Score1 (An indicator of the probability for a 2-year bankruptcy) is below the recommended threshold of 1.8%, and calculated to be -6.87.
DSS was outperformed by the rest of the Industrials sector which went up 0.20%.
The market sectors were mixed Wednesday with a majority of the sectors trending up. Utilities saw the biggest increase of the day (1.33%), while the Energy sector saw the biggest drop (-1.44%). Information Technology has seen the biggest year-to-date gain of 23.77%.
Energy and Financials experienced turn-arounds from their five day positive performances with Energy dropping -1.44%.
- Utilities, up 1.33%.
- Healthcare, up 0.51%.
- Materials, up 0.31%.
- Real Estate, up 0.26%.
- Industrials, up 0.20%.
- Consumer Staples, up 0.04%.
- Consumer Discretionary, down -0.11%.
- Communication Services, down -0.28%.
- Information Technology, down -0.58%.
- Financials, down -0.95%.
- Energy, down -1.44%.
Document Security Systems, Inc. Info
Document Security Systems, Inc. focuses on developing and selling counterfeit prevention, brand protection, and validation of authentic print media products. It operates through five segments: DSS Packaging and Printing Group, DSS Plastics Group, DSS Digital Group, DSS Technology Management, and DSS International. The company emphasizes on fraud and counterfeit prevention for various forms of printed documents and digital information. It markets its primary anti-counterfeiting products and technologies under the AuthentiGuard name. Document Security Systems, Inc. holds various patents for optical deterrent technologies that provide protection of printed information from unauthorized scanning and copying. The company operates combined security printing and packaging facility, and a plastic card facility that produces secure and non-secure documents. Document Security Systems, Inc. licenses its anti-counterfeiting technologies to printers and brand-owners. In addition, the company provides cloud computing services, including disaster recovery, back-up, and data security services. Further, Document Security Systems, Inc. acquires intellectual property assets and interests in companies owning intellectual property assets for the purpose of monetizing these assets through various value-enhancing initiatives, including investments in the development and commercialization of patented technologies, licensing, strategic partnerships, and commercial litigation. Additionally, the company assists in the development and marketing of its digital authentication products in the Hong Kong market. Document Security Systems, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York.
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(1) The Altman Z-Score calculation was first published in 1968 by Edward I. Altman, and is used for predicting the probability that a firm will go into bankruptcy within two years. An Altman Z-Score below 1.8 (Remember that Document Security Systems, Inc.’s score is -6.87) is the trigger to be alert for this situation. Some analysts believe this score is less relevant for some companies, in particular companies operating to accumulate users that may run at huge losses to scale up.
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