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.

Several price targets were given for SCHL by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 44, implying a possible profit of 6.64 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 44, implying a possible loss of 6.64 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

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. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. SCHL has a PEG ratio of -2.27.

In the last 52-weeks, SCHL has achieved a high of 49.38 and a low of 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 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.