Book publisher Scholastic said Thursday its fiscal fourth-quarter profit climbed 5% on increased international and media, licensing and ad sales, but the result missed Wall Street expectations.
Scholastic, which distributes the Harry Potter book series in the United States, said Wednesday it will take legal action against two companies for distributing and selling copies of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" before it goes on sale July 21.
While millions eagerly await this Friday's night release of the seventh and final Harry Potter book, photos of what appear to be the book's pages are circulating on the web. It's unclear if the leaked book is the real thing. But, I say that all this talk of leaking and piracy will NOT hurt the hallowed book's release.
The seventh and final book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series has become online retailer Amazon's most pre-ordered product, with almost 1.6 million copies bought globally ahead of the book's release on July 21.
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Shares of Scholastic surged Monday after the publisher of the "Harry Potter" series and educational texts announced a share buyback plan which could add about 8 percent to fiscal 2008 earnings per share.
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Hey folks. We have a guest blogger today--Jeff Mishlove. You may have seen him on the "How To Win" program on the contest, giving his picks, which have turned up some pretty good ones (Jo-Ann Stores for example). I asked Jeff to write down a few thoughts and he came up with what follows. He talks about his strategy--the "short squeeze" and how it works. Pretty good reading if you ask me.
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Shares of Scholastic fell sharply after the publisher reported a smaller quarterly loss as the performance of its children's book division improved, but cut its full-year profit outlook to below Wall Street expectations.
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Earlier this week, Scholastic, the U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter books, reported earnings and confirmed guidance for 2007 of $1.55 to $1.85 a share. Those numbers could change depending on when the final Potter book is released.