Graham Holdings (GHC) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.12

Media coverage about Graham Holdings (NYSE:GHC) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Graham Holdings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 47.1974491842358 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Several brokerages recently commented on GHC. TheStreet cut shares of Graham Holdings from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Graham Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd.

Shares of Graham Holdings (NYSE:GHC) traded down $6.80 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $568.65. 14,259 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 19,382. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,150.00, a P/E ratio of 23.15 and a beta of 0.73. Graham Holdings has a 1-year low of $477.90 and a 1-year high of $615.85. The company has a current ratio of 1.99, a quick ratio of 1.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19.

Graham Holdings announced that its board has initiated a share repurchase plan on Thursday, November 9th that authorizes the company to repurchase 500,000 shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 9th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 17th were issued a dividend of $1.27 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, October 16th. This represents a $5.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.89%. Graham Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 22.94%.

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About Graham Holdings

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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