Analyst Ratings for Scholastic Corp. (SCHL)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Scholastic Corp. (NASDAQ:SCHL) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, SCHL received an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 1 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 1 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for SCHL. The most optimistic price target was 44, implying potential capital gains of 6.64 percent. The lowest price target was 44, implying potential capital losses of 6.64 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -14.54 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of SCHL's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -12.75 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. SCHL has a PEG ratio of -2.27.

SCHL has traded between a high of 49.38 and a low of 35.20 over the past year. Today's price is 17.22 percent above the 52-week low, and 16.44 percent lower than its 52-week high. SCHL has a P/E ratio of 28.89. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SCHL value stock report compares SCHL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.46 billion. SCHL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.