Scholastic Corporation (SCHL) Price Targets: What Do They Mean?


As of Wednesday close, Scholastic Corporation’s (NASDAQ:SCHL) stock was up $2.3, moving up 5.81 percent to $41.91. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 245,860 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $2.12 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 222,850, while in the previous 50 days, it was 295,768.

Since last month, SCHL stock rose 9.48%. Shares of the company fell to $37.05 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $48.28 was reached on 09/02/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $28.22. Since the beginning of this year, SCHL’s stock price has risen by 4.88% or $1.95, and marked a new high 15 times. However, the stock has declined by -13.19% since its 52-week high.

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SCHL stock investors should be aware that Scholastic Corporation (SCHL) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 58 days ago on Sep 27. Peter Warwick, the PRESIDENT & CEO of the company, purchased of 3,245 shares for $31.03 on Sep 27. It resulted in a $100,692 investment by the insider. Quinton Sasha sold 7,204 shares at an average price of $47.30 on Aug 15. The insider now owns 26,026 shares following the transaction. On Aug 12, PRESIDENT, BOOK FAIRS Quinton Sasha sold 8,734 shares at $47.21 apiece. The transaction was valued at $412,296.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Scholastic Corporation (SCHL) has a P/E ratio of about 26.16. The stock’s beta is 1.10. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.87, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.23, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 37.57 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.20 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.20. On Wednesday July 20 2022, a $0.05 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the recent quarter, Scholastic Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 0.90, while its current ratio was 1.50, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 52.80% percent. In the recent year, operating margins totaled 4.30%. Based on annual data, SCHL earned $877.4 million in gross profit and brought in $1.64 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 7.20%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 5.00%.

According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. SCHL’s revenue rose 1.18% to $514.4 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $262.9 million. During the quarter, the company generated -$35.7 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Scholastic Corporation were 765.4 million at the end of its most recent quarter, and its total debt was $93.3 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $34.41 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Scholastic Corporation’s (SCHL) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 28.27%, the RSI 9-day stood at 77.86% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Scholastic Corporation price is up by +5.33% percent or $2.12. At present, SCHL shares trade +8.94% above its 20-day simple moving average and +18.32% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -3.70% below its SMA50 and +1.18% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 82.05% and Stochastic coefficient D was 82.60%, while ATR was 1.09. Given the Stochastic reading of 98.32% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 71.12%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.52, while the 14-day reading stands at 1.01.

Analyst Ratings

Stifel reiterated its a Hold rating on Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) in a note to investors. The analysts firm has however raised their price target to $43, representing a possible -4.77% increase in the stock price. Scholastic Corporation (SCHL) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, SCHL is a sell, and 1 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Scholastic Corporation stock as buy, with 0 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $26.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $26.00 – $26.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Scholastic Corporation (SCHL) will achieve an average price target of $26.00.


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