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Scholastic Corporation is a publishing business based in the US. Scholastic Corporation shares (SCHL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Scholastic Corporation employs 8,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.5 billion.

How to buy shares in Scholastic Corporation

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Scholastic Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SCHL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Scholastic Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$25, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Scholastic Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Scholastic Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Scholastic Corporation share price

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Scholastic Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-03.
Latest market close USD$25
52-week range USD$18.6613 - USD$40.7375
50-day moving average USD$22.1403
200-day moving average USD$24.9954
Wall St. target price USD$24
PE ratio 64
Dividend yield USD$0.6 (2.49%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.488

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Is it a good time to buy Scholastic Corporation stock?

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Scholastic Corporation price performance over time

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Is Scholastic Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Scholastic Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Scholastic Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Scholastic Corporation's P/E ratio

Scholastic Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 64x. In other words, Scholastic Corporation shares trade at around 64x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Scholastic Corporation's PEG ratio

Scholastic Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.63. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Scholastic Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Scholastic Corporation's EBITDA

Scholastic Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$49.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Scholastic Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Scholastic Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 0.52%
Gross profit TTM USD$736.1 million
Return on assets TTM 0.24%
Return on equity TTM -2.13%
Profit margin -1.71%
Book value $33.506
Market capitalisation USD$820.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Scholastic Corporation shares

There are currently 393,591 Scholastic Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Scholastic Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 23% up from 320,100 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Scholastic Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Scholastic Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Scholastic Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Scholastic Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Scholastic Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 184784.50704225). Scholastic Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.13. In other words for every 100,000 Scholastic Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2130 shares are currently held short.

However Scholastic Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Scholastic Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Scholastic Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Scholastic Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Scholastic Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.015% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Scholastic Corporation shares, roughly 15 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Scholastic Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Scholastic Corporation stock.

Scholastic Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Scholastic Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Scholastic Corporation's shares ever split?

Scholastic Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 17 January 2001. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Scholastic Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Scholastic Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Scholastic Corporation's share price.

Scholastic Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Scholastic Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.6613 up to $40.7375. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SCHL.US volatility(beta: 0.89)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Scholastic Corporation's is 0.8912. This would suggest that Scholastic Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Scholastic Corporation overview

Scholastic Corporation publishes and distributes children's books worldwide. It operates in three segments: Children's Book Publishing and Distribution, Education, and International. The Children's Book Publishing and Distribution segment publishes and distributes children's books, e-books, media, and interactive products through its school book club and school book fair channels, as well as through its trade channel. Its original publications include the Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Bad Guys, Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels, Magic School Bus, I Spy, Captain Underpants, Dog Man, Wings of Fire, Goosebumps, and Clifford The Big Red Dog; and licensed properties comprise the Peppa Pig, Five Nights at Freddy's, Pokemon, and Geronimo Stilton. In addition, this segment publishes and creates books plus products for children, including titles, such as the Mini Grocery Store, Rocks, Gems & Geodes Maker Lab, LEGO Chain Reactions, Hope the Rainbow Fairy, and other titles under the Klutz and the Make Believe Ideas names. The Education segment publishes and distributes classroom magazines under the Scholastic News, Scope, Storyworks, Let's Find Out, and Junior Scholastic names; non-fiction books under the Children's Press and Franklin Watts names; and literacy curriculum products under the Scholastic Literacy name, as well as provides children's books, other print and online references, fiction focused products, classroom materials, and consulting services. The International segment offers original trade and educational publishing programs; distributes children's books, digital educational resources, and other materials through school-based book clubs, school-based book fairs, and trade channels; produces and distributes magazines; and offers online subscription services. The company distributes its products and services directly to schools and libraries through retail stores and the Internet. Scholastic Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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