BNP Paribas Financial Markets Has $751,000 Holdings in Graham Holdings (NYSE:GHC)

BNP Paribas Financial Markets decreased its stake in Graham Holdings (NYSE:GHCFree Report) by 32.8% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,078 shares of the company’s stock after selling 526 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Financial Markets’ holdings in Graham were worth $751,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Principal Securities Inc. bought a new stake in Graham in the 4th quarter valued at $77,000. Signaturefd LLC increased its stake in Graham by 26.2% during the fourth quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 260 shares of the company’s stock valued at $181,000 after acquiring an additional 54 shares during the period. Janiczek Wealth Management LLC raised its holdings in Graham by 10.9% in the 4th quarter. Janiczek Wealth Management LLC now owns 286 shares of the company’s stock valued at $199,000 after acquiring an additional 28 shares in the last quarter. Palisade Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Graham in the 4th quarter worth approximately $231,000. Finally, Western Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Graham during the 4th quarter worth approximately $233,000. Institutional investors own 62.54% of the company’s stock.

Insider Buying and Selling at Graham

In other news, Director Anne M. Mulcahy acquired 135 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 28th. The stock was bought at an average price of $745.07 per share, with a total value of $100,584.45. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 662 shares in the company, valued at approximately $493,236.34. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. In other Graham news, Director Anne M. Mulcahy acquired 135 shares of Graham stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 28th. The shares were bought at an average price of $745.07 per share, with a total value of $100,584.45. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 662 shares in the company, valued at $493,236.34. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Katharine Weymouth sold 556 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $712.99, for a total value of $396,422.44. Following the sale, the director now owns 1,993 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,420,989.07. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 20.50% of the company’s stock.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

Separately, StockNews.com upgraded Graham from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 16th.

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Graham Stock Performance

NYSE GHC opened at $743.16 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $3.30 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.32 and a beta of 1.11. The company has a quick ratio of 1.31, a current ratio of 1.57 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18. Graham Holdings has a twelve month low of $551.36 and a twelve month high of $778.84. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is $740.06 and its 200 day simple moving average is $706.88.

Graham (NYSE:GHCGet Free Report) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 1st. The company reported $11.24 earnings per share for the quarter. Graham had a return on equity of 5.39% and a net margin of 6.12%. The company had revenue of $1.15 billion for the quarter.

Graham Dividend Announcement

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 8th. Investors of record on Thursday, July 18th will be issued a dividend of $1.72 per share. This represents a $6.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.93%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 18th. Graham’s dividend payout ratio is currently 11.41%.

About Graham

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Graham Holdings Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified education and media company in the United States and internationally. It provides test preparation services and materials; professional training and exam preparation for professional certifications and licensures; and non-academic operations support services to the Purdue University Global; operations support services for online courses and programs; training and test preparation services for accounting and financial services professionals; English-language training, academic preparation programs, and test preparation for English proficiency exams; and A-level examination preparation services, as well as operates colleges, business school, higher education institution, and an online learning institution.

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