Sterling Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Graham Holdings Co (NYSE:GHC) in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 5,025 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,911,000.
Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Rehmann Capital Advisory Group bought a new position in Graham in the 2nd quarter valued at $117,000. Fort L.P. bought a new position in Graham in the 2nd quarter valued at $120,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its position in Graham by 57.1% in the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 264 shares of the company’s stock valued at $155,000 after buying an additional 96 shares during the last quarter. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. bought a new position in Graham in the 2nd quarter valued at $171,000. Finally, JBF Capital Inc. bought a new position in Graham in the 2nd quarter valued at $205,000. 67.77% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Shares of GHC opened at $636.61 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.27 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.56 and a beta of 0.51. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16, a quick ratio of 1.82 and a current ratio of 1.91. Graham Holdings Co has a 52 week low of $537.40 and a 52 week high of $640.30.
Graham (NYSE:GHC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 31st. The company reported $13.19 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $8.65 by $4.54. The firm had revenue of $674.77 million for the quarter. Graham had a return on equity of 7.86% and a net margin of 15.98%.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 7th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, October 17th will be given a $1.33 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 16th. This represents a $5.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.84%.
In other Graham news, Director Katharine Weymouth sold 1,100 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $579.95, for a total value of $637,945.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 3,649 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,116,237.55. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 21.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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Graham Holdings Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified education and media company worldwide. It provides a range of certificate, diploma, and degree programs, as well as online education services; and test preparation business services in pre-college, graduate, health, and bar review, as well as publishes and sells test preparation and other books through retail channels.
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