BidaskClub lowered shares of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE:GHC) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Friday morning.

Graham Holdings (NYSE:GHC) traded down 0.07% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $592.00. 1,997 shares of the stock traded hands. Graham Holdings has a 12-month low of $440.55 and a 12-month high of $615.85. The company has a 50 day moving average of $598.09 and a 200-day moving average of $578.72.

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The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 9th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, July 19th will be given a dividend of $1.27 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, July 17th. This represents a $5.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.86%. Graham Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 18.85%.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in GHC. Meeder Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Graham Holdings during the first quarter worth about $108,000. Mycio Wealth Partners LLC acquired a new position in shares of Graham Holdings during the first quarter worth about $204,000. Teacher Retirement System of Texas acquired a new position in shares of Graham Holdings during the first quarter worth about $207,000. Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc. NE acquired a new position in shares of Graham Holdings during the first quarter worth about $210,000. Finally, Martingale Asset Management L P acquired a new position in shares of Graham Holdings during the first quarter worth about $210,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 74.59% of the company’s stock.

About Graham Holdings

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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