Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ: HMHC):

  • 11/6/2017 – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company is a global provider of education solutions, delivering content, technology, services and media to students in over 150 countries worldwide. The Company delivers its offerings to both educational institutions and consumers. It provides kindergarten through twelfth grade, or K-12, educational content in the United States. The Company, through its subsidiary, provides print and electronic textbook curriculum, learning content, and assessment tools and services. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. “
  • 11/4/2017 – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 11/3/2017 – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt had its price target lowered by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from $16.00 to $15.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 11/3/2017 – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $14.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/25/2017 – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company is a global provider of education solutions, delivering content, technology, services and media to students in over 150 countries worldwide. The Company delivers its offerings to both educational institutions and consumers. It provides kindergarten through twelfth grade, or K-12, educational content in the United States. The Company, through its subsidiary, provides print and electronic textbook curriculum, learning content, and assessment tools and services. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. “
  • 10/23/2017 – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt had its price target lowered by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $12.00 to $11.00. They now have an “equal weight” rating on the stock.
  • 10/19/2017 – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $13.00 price target on the stock.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (HMHC) traded down $0.05 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $9.00. The company had a trading volume of 578,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 945,991. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company has a fifty-two week low of $8.05 and a fifty-two week high of $13.95. The company has a quick ratio of 1.10, a current ratio of 1.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.19. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt had a negative return on equity of 17.37% and a negative net margin of 18.59%. The business had revenue of $532.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $528.40 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.73 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down .2% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company will post -1.67 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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