News headlines about Westwood Holdings Group (NYSE:WHG) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Westwood Holdings Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 46.2969583892666 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Westwood Holdings Group (NYSE:WHG) traded down $0.17 on Friday, hitting $64.81. The stock had a trading volume of 16,464 shares, compared to its average volume of 30,197. Westwood Holdings Group has a 12 month low of $51.41 and a 12 month high of $71.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $572.00, a P/E ratio of 19.65 and a beta of 1.53.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 8th will be issued a dividend of $0.68 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 7th. This represents a $2.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.20%. This is an increase from Westwood Holdings Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.62. Westwood Holdings Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 82.94%.
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In related news, Vice Chairman Susan M. Byrne sold 7,265 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.01, for a total value of $465,032.65. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 265,593 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $17,000,607.93. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Vice Chairman Susan M. Byrne sold 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.01, for a total value of $960,150.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 265,593 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $17,000,607.93. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 40,807 shares of company stock valued at $2,576,162 in the last three months. Insiders own 9.60% of the company’s stock.
About Westwood Holdings Group
Westwood Holdings Group, Inc (Westwood) is a holding company. The Company operates through two segments: Advisory and Trust. The Company, through its subsidiaries, manages investment assets and provides services for its clients. Its subsidiaries include Westwood Management Corp. and Westwood Advisors, LLC (together, Westwood Management), Westwood International Advisors Inc (Westwood International) and Westwood Trust.
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