Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NasdaqGS:HMHC) MF Rank in the Spotlight

California Pub Employees Retirement System holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) for 118,080 shares. 1474027 shares were traded on Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company's last session. The stock rose 0.50% or $1.65 reaching $329.4. About 256,773 shares traded. YRC Worldwide Inc (YRCW) has risen 5.68% since October 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.00% the S&P500. Therefore 40% are positive. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company has a 1-year low of $9.15 and a 1-year high of $13.95.

Checking in on some valuation rankings, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NasdaqGS:HMHC) has a Value Composite score of 50. BMO Capital Markets has "Hold" rating and $13.0 target. If Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) shares can stay above the price resistance around $11.25 a share, that could help propel Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) higher to the next line of resistance at $11.75 a share. BMO Capital Markets downgraded the stock to "Market Perform" rating in Friday, August 5 report.

Taking a broader look brokerage firms' analysts on the street with an expectant view have Houghton Mifflin Har (NASDAQ:HMHC) high price target of $17 and with a conservative view have low price target of $12. The stock of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC) earned "Hold" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, June 23.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) opened at 10.75 on Wednesday. Free cash flow (FCF) is the cash produced by the company minus capital expenditure. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, September 10 by Citigroup.

Since May 8, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 selling transactions for $875,322 activity. The insider FISH LAWRENCE K bought $875,322. Its weekly and monthly volatility is 6.29%, 6.62% respectively. The stock exchanged hands 1.47 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 973.02 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $1.32 Billion.

At the time of writing, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NasdaqGS:HMHC) has a Piotroski F-Score of 3. It has underperformed by 42.67% the S&P500. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt had a negative net margin of 18.60% and a negative return on equity of 16.14%. The Company operates through two segments: Education and Trade Publishing. HMHC stock price lost -21.37% over the past year, yielding a negative weighted alpha of -15.8 percent. As of December 31, 2016, the Company delivered content, services and technology to both educational institutions and consumers, reaching over 50 million students in approximately 150 countries across the world.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q2 2017. Companies may issue new shares and buy back their own shares. FMR LLC now owns 15,500,512 shares of the business services provider's stock valued at $157,330,000 after acquiring an additional 1,869,780 shares during the last quarter. Spears Abacus Advsrs holds 0.22% of its portfolio in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) for 32,635 shares. 14,256 are held by Landscape Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company. It's commonly accepted that a Book to Market ratio greater than one indicates that the shares might be undervalued. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of ADS in report on Sunday, August 9 with "Buy" rating. Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Limited Company, Wisconsin-based fund reported 1,552 shares. Citigroup accumulated 5,281 shares. Goldman Sachs Gp reported 0% stake. Cim Inv Mangement holds 0.72% or 36,657 shares. Moreover, Archford Strategies Lc has 0% invested in C R Bard Inc (NYSE:BCR) for 18 shares.

According to analysts Houghton Mifflin Har (NASDAQ:HMHC)'s minimum EPS for the current quarter is at $0.4 and can go high up to $0.72. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its stake in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt by 12.1% in the 2nd quarter. Nuveen Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corp owns 75,460 shares. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to "Buy" on Thursday, September 17. The insider now directly owns 196,208 shares worth $2,109,236. WEST STEVEN E bought $248,270 worth of Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ:FANG) on Wednesday, May 17. $1.10M worth of Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) shares were sold by Campbell Ann Marie. Its down 0.30, from 0.88 in 2017Q1.

Investors as well as the sell-side will be paying close attention to how the actual numbers compare with the estimates. 14,000 were reported by Vr Advisory. 120.26 million shares or 0.70% less from 121.12 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.88 in Q2 2017. Profund Advsrs Limited Liability has invested 0.02% in Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ:FANG). Short shares decreased 260,541 over that timeframe. Tph Asset Ltd Liability Com holds 215,308 shares. Raymond James & Assoc reported 193,758 shares stake. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Lp reported 241,241 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Cornercap Counsel holds 0.71% of its portfolio in Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ:FANG) for 47,683 shares. Agf Invs stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ:FANG). Principal owns 13,879 shares. Logitech Intl S A (NASDAQ:LOGI) was reduced too.

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