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Scholastic Corp. (NASDAQ:SCHL) CEO Richard Robinson sold 33,382 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Thursday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.07, for a total transaction of $1,204,088.74. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 4,380,377 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $158,000,198. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Shares of Scholastic Corp. (NASDAQ:SCHL) traded down 1.20% on Friday, hitting $35.54. 114,474 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Scholastic Corp. has a one year low of $27.40 and a one year high of $36.87. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $34.65 and its 200-day moving average is $33.63. The company has a market cap of $1.147 billion and a P/E ratio of 26.39.

Scholastic Corp. (NASDAQ:SCHL) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported $1.24 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.91 by $0.33. The company had revenue of $549.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $516.00 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.76 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 8.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Scholastic Corp. will post $2.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Monday, September 15th. Investors of record on Friday, August 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.67%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 27th.

Separately, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Scholastic Corp. from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 25th. They now have a $37.40 price target on the stock.

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ:SCHL) together with its subsidiaries is a global children’s publishing, education and media company.

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