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Scholastic Corp. (NASDAQ:SCHL) CEO Richard Robinson sold 20,687 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.10, for a total value of $746,800.70. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 4,380,377 shares in the company, valued at approximately $158,131,610. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Scholastic Corp. (NASDAQ:SCHL) traded down 1.20% on Friday, hitting $35.54. The stock had a trading volume of 114,474 shares. Scholastic Corp. has a 52 week low of $27.40 and a 52 week high of $36.87. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $34.71 and a 200-day moving average of $33.65. The company has a market cap of $1.147 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.39.

Scholastic Corp. (NASDAQ:SCHL) last released its earnings data on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported $1.24 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ 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 last year, the company posted $0.76 earnings per share. Scholastic Corp.’s revenue was up 8.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Scholastic Corp. will post $2.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Monday, September 15th. Shareholders 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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