Graham Holdings Co (NYSE:GHC) Director Katharine Weymouth sold 1,500 shares of Graham stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $565.54, for a total value of $848,310.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 14 shares in the company, valued at $7,917.56. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Graham Holdings Co (NYSE:GHC) opened at $572.35 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,176.18, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.40 and a beta of 0.75. The company has a current ratio of 1.99, a quick ratio of 1.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19. Graham Holdings Co has a 52-week low of $502.25 and a 52-week high of $615.85.

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

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of GHC. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its holdings in Graham by 24.4% during the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 168 shares of the company’s stock valued at $101,000 after acquiring an additional 33 shares during the period. Magnetar Financial LLC bought a new stake in Graham during the third quarter valued at about $206,000. Teacher Retirement System of Texas raised its holdings in Graham by 7.2% during the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 370 shares of the company’s stock valued at $222,000 after acquiring an additional 25 shares during the period. Shelton Capital Management bought a new stake in Graham during the second quarter valued at about $252,000. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new stake in Graham during the second quarter valued at about $272,000. 68.96% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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