Houghton Story

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HMHC -- USA Stock  

USD 4.03  0.26  6.90%

The stock is undergoing an active upward rally. As many retail investors are getting excited about consumer defensive space, it is fair to go over Houghton Mifflin Harcourt outlook under the current economic conditions. Should we be more optimistic in anticipation of a recovery?
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Do analysts believe Houghton Mifflin (NASDAQ:HMHC) will continue to rise?
On a scale of 0 to 100, Houghton Mifflin holds a performance score of 7. The company retains a Market Volatility (i.e. Beta) of 0.3206, which attests to possible diversification benefits within a given portfolio. Let's try to break down what Houghton's beta means in this case. As returns on the market increase, Houghton Mifflin returns are expected to increase less than the market. However, during the bear market, the loss on holding Houghton Mifflin will be expected to be smaller as well. Although it is vital to follow Houghton Mifflin Har current price history, it is good to be conservative about what you can do with the information regarding equity current price movements. The philosophy towards determining future performance of any stock is to evaluate the business as a whole together with its past performance, including all available fundamental and technical indicators. We have found twenty-eight technical indicators for Houghton Mifflin Har, which you can use to evaluate the performance of the firm. Please utilizes Houghton Mifflin maximum drawdown, skewness, day typical price, as well as the relationship between the downside variance and daily balance of power to make a quick decision on whether Houghton Mifflin Harcourt current trending patterns will revert.
What is the right price you would pay to acquire a share of Houghton Mifflin? For most investors, it would be the price that gives them a wide margin of safety to have minimal downside risk. In other words, most investors are always looking for undervalued stocks. Even if the future performance is not entirely as expected, the loss of holding it is minimized, and the downside risk is negated. Please read more on our stock advisor page.

How important is Houghton Mifflin's Liquidity

Houghton Mifflin financial leverage refers to using borrowed capital as a funding source to finance Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ongoing operations. It is usually used to expand the firm's asset base and generate returns on borrowed capital. Houghton Mifflin financial leverage is typically calculated by taking the company's all interest-bearing debt and dividing it by total capital. So the higher the debt-to-capital ratio (i.e., financial leverage), the riskier the company. Please check the breakdown between Houghton Mifflin's total debt and its cash.

How Houghton utilizes its cash?

To perform a cash flow analysis of Houghton Mifflin, investors first need to understand how to read the cash flow statement. A cash flow statement shows the amount of cash Houghton Mifflin is receiving and how much cash it distributes out in a given period. The Houghton Mifflin cash flow statement breaks down these inflows and outflows into different buckets, including operating activities, investing activities, and financing activities. Houghton Mifflin Net Cash Flow from Operations is projected to increase significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Net Cash Flow from Operations was at 293.22 Million

Acquisition by John Killian of 01 shares of Houghton Mifflin subject to Rule 16b-3

Legal trades by Houghton Mifflin insiders are very common, as founders, directors, or employees of any publicly traded firm often have stock or stock options. These trades are made public in the United States through the filing of Form 4 of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Below entry was recorded recently and is publicly available as an insider trade:
Houghton insider trading alert for grant of phantom stock units by John Killian, the corporate stakeholder, on 11th of January 2021. This event was filed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt with SEC on 2021-01-11. Statement of changes in beneficial ownership - SEC Form 4 [view details]   
Note, although insider trading is legal, in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Germany, for mandatory reporting purposes, corporate insiders are defined as a company's officers, directors, and any beneficial owners of more than 10% of a class of the company's equity securities.

Is Houghton a risky opportunity?

Let's check the volatility. Houghton is looking slightly risky at this time. Whether you invest your money or manage your clients' funds, remember that it is easy to forget that behind Houghton (NASDAQ:HMHC) stock is an actual business venture. So, do not let stock picking become an abstract concept by ignoring the elementary risk calculations. taking in a share of a Houghton Mifflin stock makes you a part-owner of that company.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Current Consensus

Here is the current trade recommendation based on an ongoing consensus estimate among financial analysis covering Houghton Mifflin Har. The Houghton consensus assessment is calculated by taking the average estimates from all of the analysts covering Houghton Mifflin

Strong Sell
Strong Buy00.0
Strong Sell150.0

Our perspective of the current Houghton Mifflin rise

The standard deviation is down to 8.2 as of today. As of the 4th of October, Houghton Mifflin retains the Market Risk Adjusted Performance of 1.45, downside deviation of 6.33, and Risk Adjusted Performance of 0.0664. Houghton Mifflin technical analysis makes it possible for you to employ historical prices and volume momentum with the intention to determine a pattern that calculates the direction of the firm's future prices. Simply put, you can use this information to find out if the firm will indeed mirror its model of historical price patterns, or the prices will eventually revert. We have analyze and collected data for nineteen technical drivers for Houghton Mifflin Har, which can be compared to its competitors. Please check out Houghton Mifflin Har maximum drawdown, as well as the relationship between the downside variance and skewness to decide if Houghton Mifflin is priced fairly, providing market reflects its last-minute price of 2.49 per share. Please also validate Houghton Mifflin Har total risk alpha, which is currently at (0.15) to confirm the company can sustain itself at a future point.

Our Final Perspective on Houghton Mifflin

Whereas some other entities under the education & training services industry are still a bit expensive, Houghton Mifflin may offer a potential longer-term growth to investors. All things considered, as of the 4th of October 2020, we believe that at this point, Houghton Mifflin is extremely dangerous with above average probability of distress within the next 2 years. From a slightly different point of view, the entity appears to be overvalued. Our current 30 days buy-or-sell advice on the company is Strong Sell.

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