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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for SCHL. The maximum price target given was 44, implying potential capital gains of 6.64 percent. The lowest price target was 44, implying a possible loss of 6.64 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -14.54 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

SCHL has an estimated earnings growth rate of -12.75 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of SCHL is -2.27.

In the trailing 52-weeks, SCHL hit 49.38 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 35.20. 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 price/earnings 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.