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Scholastic Corp. (NASDAQ:SCHL) CEO Richard Robinson sold 51,618 shares of Scholastic Corp. stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.84, for a total transaction of $1,849,989.12. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 4,380,377 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $156,992,712. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Scholastic Corp. (NASDAQ:SCHL) traded down 0.11% on Thursday, hitting $35.38. The stock had a trading volume of 32,353 shares. Scholastic Corp. has a one year low of $27.40 and a one year high of $36.87. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $34.85 and a 200-day moving average of $33.70. The company has a market cap of $1.142 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.99.

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. 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. Stockholders 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 1.68%. 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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