Insider Selling: Scholastic Corp (SCHL) CEO Sells 500 Shares of Stock

Scholastic Corp (NASDAQ:SCHL) CEO Richard Robinson sold 500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.95, for a total transaction of $19,975.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Richard Robinson also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Tuesday, April 16th, Richard Robinson sold 1,000 shares of Scholastic stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.69, for a total transaction of $40,690.00.

Shares of Scholastic stock traded down $0.52 during trading on Friday, hitting $39.92. 77,174 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 137,034. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.41 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.92 and a beta of 0.75. Scholastic Corp has a 12 month low of $36.30 and a 12 month high of $47.94.

Scholastic (NASDAQ:SCHL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 21st. The company reported ($0.32) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.27) by ($0.05). The firm had revenue of $360.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $371.10 million. Scholastic had a return on equity of 4.30% and a net margin of 2.89%. The firm’s revenue was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.60 EPS. As a group, research analysts expect that Scholastic Corp will post 1.62 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 17th. Investors of record on Tuesday, April 30th will be issued a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.50%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 29th. Scholastic’s payout ratio is currently 41.96%.

Several research firms have recently commented on SCHL. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Scholastic from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 4th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Scholastic from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 19th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Scholastic from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 19th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a hold rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $44.50.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of SCHL. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its holdings in Scholastic by 6.8% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 41,384 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,932,000 after purchasing an additional 2,633 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its holdings in Scholastic by 1.4% in the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 861,811 shares of the company’s stock worth $40,237,000 after purchasing an additional 12,270 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in Scholastic by 4.2% in the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,964,151 shares of the company’s stock worth $185,086,000 after purchasing an additional 160,067 shares during the period. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board acquired a new stake in Scholastic in the third quarter worth about $466,000. Finally, Quantbot Technologies LP acquired a new stake in Scholastic in the third quarter worth about $322,000. 81.05% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Scholastic Company Profile

Scholastic Corporation publishes and distributes children's books worldwide. It operates in three segments: Children's Book Publishing and Distribution, Education, and International. The Children's Book Publishing and Distribution segment publishes and distributes children's books, e-books, media, and interactive products through its school book club and school book fair channels, as well as through its trade channel.

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