Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) has made a 3.94% comeback from a 12-month low price of $5.07. It was seen -3.66% lower, changing the price to $5.27, when the closing bell rang on 6/11/2019. At a recent session, the prices were hovering between $5.24 and $5.55. This company shares are 87.1% off its target price of $9.86 and the current market capitalization stands at $660.07M. The recent change has given its price a -24.64% deficit over SMA 50 and -50.47% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed -19.17% declines, -30.93% declines and -43.52% declines for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found HMHC’s volatility during a week at 8.81% and during a month it has been found around 5.63%.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (HMHC) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $655 million or 97.3% in HMHC stock. Look at its top three institutional owners: Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C. owns $106.48 million in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, which represents roughly 16.13% of the company’s market cap and approximately 16.26% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Wellington Management Group Llp, which owns 10,996,780 shares of the stock are valued at $60.15 million. The third largest holder is Vanguard Group Inc, which currently holds $53.08 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 8.04% of its market capitalization.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company 13F Filings

At the end of March reporting period, 89 institutional holders increased their position in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) by some 13,105,740 shares, 55 decreased positions by 11,169,079 and 18 held positions by 95,391,549. That puts total institutional holdings at 119,666,368 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 35 new institutional investments totaling 4,630,756 shares while 12 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 5,776,943 shares.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Director FISH LAWRENCE K has acquired 20,000 shares of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (HMHC) in the trading session dated May. 13, 2019. These shares are worth $129,400 and were traded at $6.47 each. The SEC filing shows that Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C performed a sale of 622,320 shares. The 10% Owner disposed these shares by way of transaction on Mar. 07, 2019. The company’s shares were given away at $7.75 per share worth to an income of some $4,822,980 to the account of Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C.

Director, MCKERNAN JOHN R JR, purchased 11,200 common shares of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (HMHC) in the open market. In a transaction dated Nov. 26, 2018, the shares were bought at an average price of $9.08, giving away a sum of $101,696. After this purchase, 30,429 common shares of HMHC are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $160,361.

In the transaction dated Nov. 13, 2018, a great number of shares acquired came courtesy the .; Lynch John J Jr added a total of 112,518 shares at an average price of $8.89, amounting to approximately $1,000,285. The insider now directly owns 140,362 shares worth $739,708.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (HMHC) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC), with 2 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 3 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 1 buy, 1 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 2.43 average brokerage recommendation [T1].