Media stories about Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ:SCHL) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Scholastic Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Scholastic Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, March 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus dropped their price target on shares of Scholastic Corporation from $45.00 to $44.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, March 28th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Scholastic Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 10th.

Shares of Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ SCHL) traded down 0.28% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $42.76. 2,156 shares of the stock traded hands. Scholastic Corporation has a one year low of $35.20 and a one year high of $49.38. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $43.33 and a 200 day moving average of $44.69. The stock has a market cap of $1.49 billion, a PE ratio of 32.22 and a beta of 0.75.

In related news, insider Alan J. Boyko sold 6,488 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.22, for a total transaction of $273,923.36. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 34,093 shares in the company, valued at $1,439,406.46. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Judith Newman sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.04, for a total value of $225,200.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 18,894 shares in the company, valued at $850,985.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 245,437 shares of company stock valued at $10,630,826. Company insiders own 24.16% of the company’s stock.

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Scholastic Corporation Company Profile

Scholastic Corporation is a publisher and distributor of children’s books, a provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-kindergarten (pre-K) to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media. The Company operates through three segments: Children’s Book Publishing and Distribution, Education and International.

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