Graham (GHC) Earning Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about Graham (NYSE:GHC) have been trending positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Graham earned a news sentiment score of 0.41 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.6427165232056 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Graham (NYSE:GHC) opened at $577.00 on Friday. Graham has a 52-week low of $524.95 and a 52-week high of $615.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a current ratio of 1.99 and a quick ratio of 1.91. The firm has a market cap of $3,195.26, a P/E ratio of 25.99 and a beta of 0.76.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 22nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 8th will be given a $1.33 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 7th. This represents a $5.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.92%. This is a positive change from Graham’s previous quarterly dividend of $1.27. Graham’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 23.96%.

Graham announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase plan on Thursday, November 9th that authorizes the company to repurchase 500,000 outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

In other news, Director Katharine Weymouth sold 1,500 shares of Graham stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $565.54, for a total transaction of $848,310.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 14 shares in the company, valued at $7,917.56. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 22.50% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Graham Company Profile

Graham Holdings Company, formerly The Washington Post Company, is a diversified education and media company whose principal operations include educational services, television broadcasting, cable television systems, and online, print and local TV news. The Company owns Kaplan, a provider of educational services to individuals, schools and businesses, serving over one million students annually with operations in more than 30 countries.

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