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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co. (NASD:HMHC) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co. (NASD:HMHC) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of February 24 and a Sell Date of June 20 has resulted in a geometric average return of 9.51% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 4 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 3 of those periods. This is a good rate of success and the return strongly outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 4 years by an average of 33.97% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Poorly with the period of seasonal strength for the Consumer Staples sector, which runs from April 25 to November 23. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Consumer Staples Sector Seasonal Chart.

A word of caution: Only 4 years of data is available for shares of HMHC, perhaps insufficient to create a seasonal profile that accurately gauges the seasonal tendencies influencing the investment. Ideally, while 20 years is preferred, at least 10 years of data is required to perform a seasonal analysis that is considered to be reliable for future seasonal periods.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co formerly known as HMH Holdings (Delaware) is a learning company committed to delivering integrated solutions that engage learners, empower educators and improve student outcomes. The company operates in two segments, Education and Trade Publishing. The Education segment provides educational products, technology platforms, and services, including print and digital content in the form of textbooks, digital courseware, instructional aids, educational assessment and intervention solutions for students. The Trade Publishing segment develops, markets and sells consumer books in print and digital formats as well as licenses book rights & electronic businesses. This segment distributes products through retail stores comprising physical and online & wholesalers.

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