Graham (GHC) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.39

News stories about Graham (NYSE:GHC) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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 0.39 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.2373418743358 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Graham (NYSE:GHC) opened at $599.85 on Monday. Graham has a 12-month low of $525.25 and a 12-month high of $615.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a quick ratio of 1.91 and a current ratio of 1.99. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,317.77, a PE ratio of 27.02 and a beta of 0.76.

Graham declared that its board has authorized a share buyback plan on Thursday, November 9th that authorizes the company to buyback 500,000 outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally an indication that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 22nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 8th will be given a dividend of $1.33 per share. This is a boost from Graham’s previous quarterly dividend of $1.27. This represents a $5.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 7th. Graham’s payout ratio is presently 23.96%.

In other news, Director Katharine Weymouth sold 1,500 shares of Graham stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $565.54, for a total transaction of $848,310.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 14 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,917.56. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 22.50% of the stock is 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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