In last trading session, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) saw 1,746,866 shares changing hands with its beta currently measuring 1.57. Company’s recent per share price level of $2.87 trading at $0.18 or 6.69% at ring of the bell on the day assigns it a market valuation of $380.57 Million. That closing price of HMHC’s stock is at a discount of -138.68% from its 52-week high price of $6.85 and is indicating a premium of 64.11% from its 52-week low price of $1.03. Taking a look at company’s average trading volume for last 10-days demonstrates a volume of 2.59 Million shares which gives us an average trading volume of 5.8 Million if we extend that period to 3-months.

For Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (HMHC), analysts’ consensus is at an average recommendation of Hold while assigning it a mean rating of 2.7. Splitting up the data highlights that, out of 4 analysts covering the stock, none rated the stock as a Sell while none recommended an Overweight rating for the stock. 3 suggested the stock as a Hold whereas 1 see the stock as a Buy. None analyst(s) advised it as an Underweight. The company is expected to be making an EPS of $0.53 in the current quarter.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) trade information

Upright in the green today for gaining 6.69%, in the last five days HMHC remained trading in the green while hitting it’s week-highest on Friday, Oct 09 when the stock touched $2.93-2 price level, adding 2.05% to its value on the day. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company’s shares saw a change of -54.08% in year-to-date performance and have moved 5.9% in past 5-day. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) showed a performance of 36.02% in past 30-days. Number of shares sold short was 5.34 Million shares which calculate 0.92 days to cover the short interests.

Wall Street analysts have assigned a consensus price target of $3.38 to the stock, which implies a rise of 17.77% to its current value. Analysts have been projecting $2.5 as a low price target for the stock while placing it at a high target of $5. It follows that stock’s current price would jump +74.22% in reaching the projected high whereas dropping to the targeted low would mean a loss of -12.89% for stock’s current value.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (HMHC) estimates and forecasts

Statistics highlight that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company is scoring comparatively higher than the scores of other players of the relevant industry. The company added +153.98% of value to its shares in past 6 months, showing an annual growth rate of NA% while that of industry is -7.7. Apart from that, the company came lowering its revenue forecast for fiscal year 2020. The company is estimating its revenue growth to decline by -3.6% in the current quarter and calculating 37.1% increase in the next quarter. This year revenue growth is estimated to drop -14.6% from the last financial year’s standing.

3 industry analysts have given their estimates about the company’s current quarter revenue by setting an average figure of $516.59 Million for the same. And 3 analysts are in estimates of company making revenue of $230.46 Million in the next quarter that will end in December 01, 2020. Company posted $565.67 Million and $241.47 Million of sales in current and next quarters respectively a year earlier. Analysts are expecting this quarter sales to drop by -8.7% while estimating it to be -4.6% for the next quarter.

Weighing up company’s earnings over the past 5-year and in the next 5-year periods, we find the company posting an annual earnings growth rate of -16.8% during past 5 years. In 2020, company’s earnings growth rate is likely to be around -54.7% while estimates for its earnings growth in next 5 years are of 5%

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC)’s Major holders

Insiders are in possession of 0.71% of company’s total shares while institution are holding 99.12% percent of that, with stock having share float percentage of 99.83%. Investors also watch the number of corporate investors in a company very closely, which is 173 institutions for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company that are currently holding shares of the company. Anchorage Capital Group, LLC is the top institutional holder at HMHC for having 19.47 Million shares of worth $35.23 Million. And as of June 29, 2020, it was holding 15.47% of the company’s outstanding shares.

The second largest institutional holder is Wellington Management Company, LLP, which was holding about 15.37 Million shares on June 29, 2020. The number of shares represents firm’s hold over 12.21% of outstanding shares, having a total worth of $27.82 Million.

On the other hand, Vanguard Explorer Fund, Inc. and Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund are the top two Mutual Funds which own company’s shares. As of July 30, 2020, the former fund manager was holding 7198968 shares of worth $21.31 Million or 5.72% of the total outstanding shares. The later fund manager was in possession of 3.1 Million shares on June 29, 2020, making its stake of worth around $5.61 Million in the company or a holder of 2.46% of company’s stock.