$HMHC Caught My Eye and Here’s Why

School is starting soon, summer is ending, and educational stocks are getting attention! Within the last several weeks, this educational stock that’s saved on my watchlist certainly stood out. 

This company has existed for over 100+ years. If you haven’t heard about Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, then you’re in for a treat. The price dropped drastically during COVID-19 and a rebound is soon-to-be expected.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company – $HMHC

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company has been around for a tremendously long time. This learning company already has a contract with school districts throughout the United States. Just recently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt released an online learning program for students from kindergarten to grade 12.

We’re helping to create the fullest expression of what learning can be,” as stated on their official website. Within the next month, the movement of $HMHC should be interesting.

$HMHC Market Cap, Volume, And Price

Since the stock market closed on Friday (July 24th, 2020), $HMHC ended up with a price of $2.215 per share. When comparing it to the pre-COVID price, there’s a $4 difference. 

The average volume for $HMHC is 3,324,015 shares and has been increasingly higher as school is beginning to start. Currently, the market cap is $277 million.

For the United States, we’re only less than a month away from the start of school. It’ll be quite interesting to see how $HMHC will play out considering that they recently released an online education program.

For a company that’s over 100+ years old, I wouldn’t doubt the trust school districts have with $HMHC. Within the last week, there have been announcements and reports in regard to $HMHC that investors would probably want to check out. 

There are notable mentions from Motley Fool, a press release from PR Newswire, etc.

$HMHC News, Press Release, Announcements

July 16th, 2020: Published by Jon Quast on Motley Fool, the publisher explained why the value of $HMHC increased. The information by this publisher is quite interesting and here’s why. 

Around the time this article was released, $HMHC skyrocketed by 32%. The report also mentioned that the reason for this happening is due to an online educational product being released. For a product that’s quite relevant especially when the United States is in the midst of a pandemic.

July 17th, 2020: Published by PR Newswire, the press release showed that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt released a statement to investors. While the momentum was building, there was an investor on Twitter spreading numerous false news about the company. By seeing the response from $HMHC, it shows me that they’re responsible enough to take immediate action about the rumors.

July 20th, 2020: Published by Jon Quast on Motley Fool, the publisher discussed $HMHC decreasing in value and why it happened. Around the time when this article was released, the value of each share dropped 15%, which isn’t as bad when comparing to the drastic increase in value several days prior.

July 23rd, 2020: Published by PR Newswire, the press release reported that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt scheduled a conference call to discuss the company’s 2nd quarter results. Its financial result will be released on August 6th, 2020 right before the market opens.

Overall, $HMHC is a pretty solid company that’s hard to miss. Before COVID-19, it was $6 a share. Now that the school season is beginning to start, it’s difficult to imagine the shares not making a rebound.

Note: Please remember to do your due diligence before making any financial decisions. This post isn’t financial advice, but rather to help investors with new ideas for their portfolio.

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