WBI Investments Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Graham Holdings Co (NYSE:GHC) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 2,996 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,756,000.

Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Kiwi Wealth Investments Limited Partnership increased its stake in Graham by 2.5% during the first quarter. Kiwi Wealth Investments Limited Partnership now owns 3,489 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,101,000 after purchasing an additional 86 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Graham by 2.3% during the first quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 21,603 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,011,000 after buying an additional 476 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Graham during the fourth quarter worth approximately $2,458,000. Aperio Group LLC increased its stake in shares of Graham by 217.8% during the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 8,320 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,876,000 after buying an additional 5,702 shares during the period. Finally, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL purchased a new stake in shares of Graham during the first quarter worth approximately $1,084,000. Institutional investors own 98.25% of the company’s stock.

GHC stock opened at $566.50 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 1.90 and a current ratio of 2.00. Graham Holdings Co has a fifty-two week low of $536.90 and a fifty-two week high of $625.45. The company has a market cap of $3.05 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.20 and a beta of 0.57.

Graham (NYSE:GHC) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The company reported $12.05 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $9.23 by $2.82. Graham had a net margin of 12.32% and a return on equity of 6.48%. The firm had revenue of $672.68 million for the quarter.

In other news, Director Donald Graham bought 1,800 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 3rd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $550.21 per share, for a total transaction of $990,378.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Timothy J. O’shaughnessy bought 1,360 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 2nd. The shares were purchased at an average price of $547.48 per share, for a total transaction of $744,572.80. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 9,842 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,388,298.16. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 22.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

About Graham

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Graham (NYSE:GHC)

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