Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Westwood Holdings Group (WHG) Stock Price
Media coverage about Westwood Holdings Group (NYSE:WHG) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Westwood Holdings Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 47.16219932307 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Separately, TheStreet lowered shares of Westwood Holdings Group from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th.
WHG stock traded up $1.16 on Friday, hitting $58.87. 20,625 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 24,207. Westwood Holdings Group has a 1-year low of $52.15 and a 1-year high of $71.00. The firm has a market cap of $523.83, a PE ratio of 21.88 and a beta of 1.51.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, March 9th were paid a dividend of $0.68 per share. This represents a $2.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.62%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 8th.
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Westwood Holdings Group Company Profile
Westwood Holdings Group, Inc, through its subsidiaries, manages investment assets and provides services for its clients. The company operates in two segments, Advisory and Trust. The Advisory segment provides investment advisory services to corporate retirement plans, public retirement plans, endowments, foundations, individuals, and the Westwood Funds; and investment sub-advisory services to mutual funds, pooled investment vehicles, and its Trust segment.
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