Printing company R.R. Donnelley (Fortune 500) has produced important documents and financial filings for large corporations for almost 150 years. ,
But demand for its printing services has declined along with snail mail, as documents have gone digital. And the Chicago-based firm took another hit in late 2012 after fessing up to accidentally releasing Google's earnings statement early, a high-profile blunder.
The company, however, beat earnings estimates for three straight quarters in 2013, while continuing to pay dividends.
In October, Chicago-based R.R. Donnelley announced it would acquire a smaller competitor, Consolidated Graphics, for about $620 million. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014. --J.W.