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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (HMHC) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Analysts

The stock had a trading volume of 545,657 shares. It has outperformed by 23.50% the S&P500.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) had an increase of 7.05% in short interest. HMHC's SI was 5.22 million shares in June as released by FINRA.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co now has $1.61 billion valuation. Tudor Investment Corp Et Al boosted its stake in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company by 357.0% in the fourth quarter. It has underperformed by 42.67% the S&P500.The move comes after 5 months negative chart setup for the $1.67B company.

While looking at the SMA values of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (HMHC), the 200 simple moving average (SMA) is considered a key indicator by traders and market analysts for determining the overall long-term trend. The Firm operates through five divisions: animal hospitals, veterinary diagnostic laboratories (Laboratory), veterinary medical technology (Medical Technology), Vetstreet and Camp Bow Wow Franchising, Inc.

Price to Earning P/E ratio and Forward P/E stand at 0 and 0 respectively. The Company's Animal Hospital segment provides veterinary services for companion animals and sells related retail and pharmaceutical products. Its up 0.33, from 0.79 in 2016Q3. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($1.34) earnings per share. Blackrock Group Ltd has invested 0% in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC). Goldman Sachs Group Inc holds 0.06% or 2.86 million shares. It was reported on Jun, 22 by Barchart.com.

Since May 8, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 selling transactions for $875,322 activity.

Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has 9,348 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Cna invested in 17,070 shares. Dnb Asset Management As reported 72,800 shares stake. Independent Port Consultants holds 0.1% of its portfolio in VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) for 4,320 shares. Eaton Vance Mgmt has invested 0% in VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF). Montrusco Bolton Invests holds 0.56% or 147,590 shares. Hancock reported 51,978 shares. Citigroup Inc owns 10,415 shares or 0% of their United States portfolio. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Therefore 43% are positive. CTS EVENTIM had 58 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has "Hold" rating by Landesbank on Tuesday, September 8. The company was maintained on Friday, April 22 by Equinet. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, January 12 by Warburg Research. Commerzbank upgraded it to "Buy" rating and €44 target in Thursday, May 19 report. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Thursday, September 10 to "Buy". Stifel Nicolaus maintained VCA Inc (NASDAQ:WOOF) rating on Thursday, April 28. On Wednesday, August 17 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Buy". Benchmark downgraded the shares of WOOF in report on Friday, February 10 to "Hold" rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.33, from 0.79 in 2016Q3. 23 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. The business services provider reported ($0.96) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($1.07) by $0.11. Advisory Services Network LLC bought a new stake in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company during the first quarter worth about $184,000. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company earned a media sentiment score of -0.08 on Accern's scale. Verition Fund Mgmt Ltd Liability Co reported 0.01% in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC). Millennium Mngmt Limited Liability Com holds 601,892 shares. Jennison Assoc Ltd Liability stated it has 41,379 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank), a Switzerland-based fund reported 188,695 shares. Jpmorgan Chase reported 516,324 shares. Karp Capital Management Corp bought a new stake in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company during the first quarter worth about $169,000. In our current pick, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (HMHC) has weekly volatility of 3.42%% while its monthly volatility value is at 3.24%%. Menta Cap Lc accumulated 0.17% or 183,000 shares. Also, Director Lawrence K. Fish acquired 42,364 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 8th. Bogle Investment Management L P DE bought a new stake in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company during the fourth quarter valued at $1,235,000. Therefore 67% are positive. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt had 6 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Buy". Norges Bank bought a new position in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company during the fourth quarter worth about $13,930,000. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 17 by Citigroup. The stock of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC) has "Market Perform" rating given on Friday, August 5 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was initiated on Monday, October 5 by Wells Fargo.

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