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By Vlad Skutelnik

March 15, 2019

In this article I will break down 4 Printing and Publishing equities to potentially sell in April 2019. I will cover News Corporation, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, CSS Industries, and A H Belo Corporation
4 Printing and Publishing stocks to get rid of in April 2019

This list of potential positions covers USA Equities from Printing and Publishing industry as classified by Fama & French. Fama and French focuses on testing asset pricing under different economic assumptions in USA. Please note, we provide buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon assuming investor has average attitude towards taking risk. Please also consider using Portfolio Positions Ratings and Equity Ratings tools to further calibrate your research.


News Corporation (NWSA)

About 97.0% of the company shares are owned by institutional investors. The company has price-to-book ratio of 0.8. Typically companies with comparable Price to Book (P/B) are able to outperform the market in the long run. The entity has Price/Earnings To Growth (PEG) ratio of 2.1. The entity recorded loss per share of 2.23. The firm last dividend was issued on Marchch 12, 2019. The entity had 2:1 split on November 3, 2004. The company currently falls under 'Mid-Cap' category with current market capitalization of 7.44B. News secures last-minute Real Value of $13.8397 per share. The latest price of the firm is $12.63. At this time the firm appears to be undervalued. Macroaxis forecasts value of News from analyzing the firm fundamentals such as Return On Equity of (11.27)%, Current Valuation of 8.6B and Profit Margin of (13.11)% as well as examining its technical indicators and Probability Of Bankruptcy. In general, we recommend to purchase undervalued stocks and to get rid of overvalued stocks since at some point entities prices and their ongoing real values will merge together. News competes with DHX Media, Entravision Communications, Gray Television, NTN Buzztime, Formula One, Nexstar Media, Central European, and Chicken Soup. News Corporation, a media and information services company, creates and distributes content for consumers and businesses worldwide. Additionally, the company offers property and property-related services on its Websites and mobile applications, as well as residential and commercial property Websites online real estate services and professional software and services products, which comprise Top Producer, FiveStreet, and ListHub. News operates under Broadcasting - TV classification in USA and is traded on BATS Exchange. It employs 28000 people.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (HMHC)

About 96.0% of the company shares are owned by institutional investors. The company has price-to-book (P/B) ratio of 1.16. Some equities with similar Price to Book (P/B) outperform the market in the long run. The entity recorded loss per share of 0.76. The entity had not issued any dividends in recent years. The firm had a split on 2013-10-22. This firm currently falls under 'Small-Cap' category with current market capitalization of 890.4M.
Total Debt
Houghton Mifflin competes with China Distance, Franklin Covey, Four Seasons, Bridgepoint Education, China Online, New Oriental, Graham Holdings, GP Strategies, and Hailiang Education. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, a learning company, provides content, services, and technology solutions for educational institutions and consumers worldwide. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company was founded in 1832 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Houghton Mifflin operates under Education Training Services classification in USA and is traded on BATS Exchange. It employs 3600 people.

CSS Industries (CSS)

About 74.0% of the company shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies. The company has price-to-book (P/B) ratio of 0.28. Some equities with similar Price to Book (P/B) outperform the market in the long run. The entity recorded loss per share of 7.59. The entity last dividend was issued on 2019-02-28. The firm had 3:2 split on 2003-07-11. This firm currently falls under 'Micro-Cap' category with total capitalization of 59.2M. CSS Industries shows prevailing Real Value of $6.0816 per share. The current price of the firm is $6.6. At this time the firm appears to be overvalued. Macroaxis approximates value of CSS Industries from analyzing the firm fundamentals such as Profit Margin of (17.50)% and Return On Equity of (27.06)% as well as examining its technical indicators and Probability Of Bankruptcy. In general, we favor to go long with undervalued instruments and to trade away overvalued instruments since at some point future time assets prices and their ongoing real values will blend. CSS Industries shows prevailing Real Value of $6.0816 per share. The current price of the firm is $6.6. At this time the firm appears to be overvalued. Macroaxis approximates value of CSS Industries from analyzing the firm fundamentals such as Return On Equity of (27.06)% and Profit Margin of (17.50)% as well as examining its technical indicators and Probability Of Bankruptcy. In general, we favor to go long with undervalued instruments and to trade away overvalued instruments since at some point future time assets prices and their ongoing real values will blend.

A H Belo Corporation (AHC)

About 69.0% of the company shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies. The company has price-to-book (P/B) ratio of 1.14. Some equities with similar Price to Book (P/B) outperform the market in the long run. The entity recorded loss per share of 0.26. The entity last dividend was issued on 2019-02-07. The firm had 6:5 split on 2015-02-03. This firm currently falls under 'Micro-Cap' category with total capitalization of 80.29M.
Total Debt
A H competes with Daily Journal, Educational Development, Gannett, Lee Enterprises, Meredith, McClatchy, New York, and New Media. Belo Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a local news and information publishing company primarily in the United States. Belo Corporation was founded in 1842 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. A H operates under Publishing classification in USA and is traded on BATS Exchange. It employs 982 people.

Current 4 Printing and Publishing Recommendations

Competition Technical Indicators

Mean
Deviation
Jensen
Alpha
Sortino
Ratio
Treynor
Ratio
Semi
Deviation
Information
Ratio
Expected
Shortfall
Potential
Upside
Value
At Risk
Maximum
Drawdown
 0.95 (0.05)  0.00 (0.08)  0.00 (0.06)  0.00  2.46 (2.29)  6.98 
 1.68 (0.15)  0.00 (0.12)  0.00 (0.07)  0.00  5.03 (4.04)  11.73 
 1.41 (0.27)  0.00  0.48  0.00 (0.20)  0.00  3.31 (3.66)  8.71 
 1.19 (0.02)  0.00  0.13  0.00 (0.06)  0.00  2.02 (2.64)  9.28 
 2.20  0.71  0.34  3.67  1.49  0.24 (2.89)  7.23 (2.39)  12.67 
 1.06  0.08  0.02  0.43  1.12  0.0238 (1.22)  2.30 (1.55)  4.20 
 2.57 (1.03)  0.00  2.66  0.00 (0.35)  0.00  2.91 (5.39)  13.50 
 1.28  0.75  0.88 (5.52)  0.00  0.35 (1.75)  3.07 (1.25)  11.65 
 0.00  0.00  0.00  0.00  0.00  0.00  0.00  0.00  0.00  0.00 
 1.00 (0.27)  0.00 (2.06)  0.00 (0.26)  0.00  1.56 (1.97)  5.85 

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Vlad Skutelnik
   Vlad Skutelnik is a Macroaxis Contributor. Vlad covers stocks, funds, cryptocurrencies, and ETFs that are traded in North America focusing primarily on fundamentals, valuation and market volatility. He has many years of experience in fintech, predictive investment analytics, and risk management. View Profile
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