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Wall Street Pummels Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (HMHC) After Recent Earnings Report

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) went up by 6.83% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $17.93. The company’s stock price has collected -3.89% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 01/04/22 that HMH to Present at the Citi AppsEconomy Conference

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Plus, the 36-month beta value for HMHC is at 1.31. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 1 analysts out of 3 who provided ratings for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 2 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $18.50, which is $2.37 above the current price. HMHC currently public float of 126.12M and currently shorts hold a 2.19% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of HMHC was 907.97K shares.

HMHC’s Market Performance

HMHC stocks went down by -3.89% for the week, with a monthly jump of 0.70% and a quarterly performance of 14.99%, while its annual performance rate touched 332.88%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 7.06% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 4.81% for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 0.60% for HMHC stocks with a simple moving average of 27.11% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of HMHC

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for HMHC stocks, with BMO Capital Markets repeating the rating for HMHC by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for HMHC in the upcoming period, according to BMO Capital Markets is $20 based on the research report published on January 11th of the current year 2022.

Citigroup, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see HMHC reach a price target of $2.50, previously predicting the price at $1. The rating they have provided for HMHC stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on October 05th, 2020.

BMO Capital Markets gave a rating of “Market Perform” to HMHC, setting the target price at $3 in the report published on April 07th of the previous year.

HMHC Trading at -0.22% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought HMHC to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -11.88% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.81%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 7.06%, as shares surge +4.29% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +11.35% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, HMHC fell by -3.89%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +122.54% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $15.74. In addition, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company saw -1.86% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at HMHC starting from Evans Michael Edmund, who sale 2,229 shares at the price of $17.50 back on Nov 08. After this action, Evans Michael Edmund now owns 31,068 shares of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, valued at $39,008 using the latest closing price.

DOLAN MICHAEL, the SVP, Controller of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, sale 53,743 shares at $9.29 during a trade that took place back on May 17, which means that DOLAN MICHAEL is holding 15,602 shares at $499,432 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for HMHC

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -11.49 for the present operating margin
  • +35.07 for the gross margin

The net margin for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company stands at -46.53. The total capital return value is set at -10.57, while invested capital returns managed to touch -43.89. Equity return is now at value 91.70, with 9.10 for asset returns.

Based on Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (HMHC), the company’s capital structure generated 868.17 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 89.67. Total debt to assets is 38.86, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 836.48. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 86.40.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.22, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.85. The receivables turnover for the company is 6.10 and the total asset turnover is 0.45. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.13.

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