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Is It Too Late to Buy Scholastic (SCHL) Stock?

Palm Valley Capital recently released its Q1 2021 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The fund posted a return of 3.60% for the quarter, underperforming its benchmark, the S&P Small Cap 600 Index which returned 18.23% in the same quarter. You should check out Palm Valley Capital's top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of 2021.

In the Q4 2020 Investor Letter, the fund highlighted a few stocks and Scholastic Corp (NASDAQ:SCHL) is one of them. Scholastic Corp (NASDAQ:SCHL) is a book publishing company. In the last three months, Scholastic Corp (NASDAQ:SCHL) stock gained 23.8% and on April 13th it had a closing price of $31.25. Here is what the fund said:

"Although Scholastic’s fiscal second quarter earnings were impacted by a significant reduction in schoolbased book fairs due to COVID-19 protocols, the trade channel business is excelling, and management has meaningfully reduced the company’s expenses. We think the business will recover once the country fully returns to in-person instruction for elementary students."

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Our calculations showed that Scholastic Corp (NASDAQ:SCHL) isn't ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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