Bridgewater Associates LP Increases Stock Position in Graham Holdings (NYSE:GHC)

Bridgewater Associates LP increased its position in shares of Graham Holdings (NYSE:GHCGet Rating) by 4.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 10,797 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 446 shares during the period. Bridgewater Associates LP’s holdings in Graham were worth $6,120,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Graham by 1.2% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 365,230 shares of the company’s stock valued at $223,328,000 after purchasing an additional 4,345 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp increased its position in Graham by 3.3% during the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 129,395 shares of the company’s stock worth $79,121,000 after purchasing an additional 4,142 shares during the last quarter. Capital Research Global Investors increased its position in Graham by 20.0% during the first quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 60,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $36,688,000 after purchasing an additional 10,000 shares during the last quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. increased its position in Graham by 4.9% during the first quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. now owns 51,307 shares of the company’s stock worth $31,373,000 after purchasing an additional 2,411 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC boosted its stake in Graham by 9.9% during the second quarter. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC now owns 36,606 shares of the company’s stock worth $20,750,000 after buying an additional 3,288 shares during the period. 63.26% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Graham Trading Down 0.5 %

Shares of GHC stock opened at $641.75 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a current ratio of 1.44 and a quick ratio of 1.25. The firm has a market cap of $3.08 billion, a PE ratio of 21.86 and a beta of 1.03. The company has a 50-day moving average of $593.56 and a two-hundred day moving average of $585.46. Graham Holdings has a 1-year low of $525.58 and a 1-year high of $675.00.

Graham Announces Dividend

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 4th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 18th were paid a $1.58 dividend. This represents a $6.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, October 17th. Graham’s payout ratio is 21.53%.

Insider Activity

In other news, Director Thomas Sinnickson Gayner purchased 100 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 16th. The stock was bought at an average price of $556.15 per share, for a total transaction of $55,615.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 5,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,058,825. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 20.50% of the company’s stock.

Analyst Ratings Changes

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. TheStreet lowered shares of Graham from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Friday, August 5th. StockNews.com assumed coverage on shares of Graham in a research note on Wednesday, October 12th. They set a “hold” rating for the company.

Graham Profile

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Graham Holdings Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified education and media company worldwide. It provides test preparation services and materials; data science and training services; professional training and exam preparation for professional certifications and licensures; and non-academic operations support services to the Purdue University Global.

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