Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC) Earns News Sentiment Rating of 0.12

News headlines about Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.4757943306802 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Houghton Mifflin Harcourt from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and issued a $13.00 target price on shares of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in a research note on Monday, September 18th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $12.50 target price on shares of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in a research note on Thursday. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Houghton Mifflin Harcourt from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $15.38.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ HMHC) traded up 2.73% during trading on Friday, hitting $11.30. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 726,693 shares. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has a one year low of $9.15 and a one year high of $14.91. The firm’s market cap is $1.39 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average of $10.78 and a 200 day moving average of $11.46.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The business services provider reported ($0.20) EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.23) by $0.03. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt had a negative net margin of 18.60% and a negative return on equity of 16.14%. The business had revenue of $393.05 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $387.68 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.23) earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up .3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will post ($1.59) earnings per share for the current year.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company Profile

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (HMH) is a global learning company, specializing in education solutions across a range of media. The Company operates through two segments: Education and Trade Publishing. As of December 31, 2016, the Company delivered content, services and technology to both educational institutions and consumers, reaching over 50 million students in approximately 150 countries across the world.

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