Nov 14- Shares of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co, a textbook publisher that emerged from bankruptcy last year, rose as much as 33 percent in their market debut, valuing the company at about $2.23 billion. The offering was priced at $12 per share on Wednesday, below its expected price range of $14- $16.
October 23- Fall is book fair season at schools across the United States, and despite changes in children's reading habits, the fundraising needs of parent organizations and the business of publishing, little has changed over the years. The national bookstore chain Barnes& Noble Inc has its own version of book fairs, which are held at its stores, not in schools.
*First-qtr revenue $276.3 mln vs est $293.4 mln. Sept 19- Scholastic Corp, the U.S. publisher of the "Harry Potter" series, posted quarterly results way below analysts' estimates due to lower sales of "The Hunger Games," a trilogy of young adult fiction by Suzanne Collins.
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Books are back...at least in the news. We had three major announcements in the book business early this week.
Stocks ended lower in thin trading Monday, with the S&P and the Nasdaq posting a loss for the month of April, following a handful of mixed economic reports in addition to news that Spain slipped into a recession.
Based on those midnight numbers, Lionsgate may not have to worry about disappointing Wall Street.
The massive buzz for ‘The Hunger Games’ could be a game changer for Lionsgate, which is working to build itself into a Young Adult powerhouse.
Children’s Book Publisher Scholastic raised its profit forecast for the year on sales of ‘The Hunger Games’ which have spiked ahead of the first ‘Hunger Games’ movie, which opens a week from Friday.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin has the details on Scholastic shares soaring on spikes in "Hunger Games" sales.
Like shifting sands, financial markets are rapidly realigning, and that trend will be the thing to watch Thursday, when inflation data and the latest jobless claims are released.
The author of the mega-selling "Harry Potter" series has an agreement with Little, Brown in the United States and Britain to release her first adult novel, the publishers announced Thursday. The title, release date and details about the book, long rumored, were notannounced.
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There are several firms that offer value to investors' portfolios, said Sandy Lincoln, chief investment strategist at M&I Investment Management, and Mark Travis, CEO of Intrepid Capital Funds.
Stocks sank in the last half hour of trading Thursday top close near the sesssion's lows amid light volume after a batch of economic reports failed to provide traders with enough optimism to continue a September rally. Walt Disney and GE fell, while Hewlett-Packard rose.
Stocks sank in the last half hour of trading Thursday after a batch of economic reports failed to provide traders with enough optimism to continue a September rally. Walt Disney and GE fell, while Hewlett-Packard rose.
Stocks turned positive Thursday as technology and consumer stocks gained, and banks fell, and investors absorbed another batch of mixed economic data. Alcoa and Hewlett-Packard rose, while Walt Disney fell.
Stock index futures pointed to a lower open Thursday after an expected jump in weekly jobless claims.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, April 1.
Harry Potter is some Wizard; he turns pretty much every business he touches into gold. The sixth movie in the franchise "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" opened at 12:01 Wednesday am with a record take; its 3,000 plus midnight shows brought in $22.2 million at the US box office. That's a solid ten million dollars more than the midnight gross from the previous Potter film. This puts the wizard on track for the biggest Wednesday to Sunday opening ever.