Graham (NYSE:GHC) Hits New 12-Month Low at $607.85

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Graham Holdings Co (NYSE:GHC)’s share price hit a new 52-week low on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $607.85 and last traded at $611.87, with a volume of 56 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $614.53.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on GHC. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Graham from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 6th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Graham from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Friday, November 1st.

The stock has a market capitalization of $3.27 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.39 and a beta of 0.38. The firm’s fifty day moving average is $633.06 and its 200-day moving average is $667.39. The company has a current ratio of 1.55, a quick ratio of 1.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29.

Graham (NYSE:GHC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 30th. The company reported $7.94 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $6.60 by $1.34. Graham had a net margin of 8.35% and a return on equity of 6.88%. The firm had revenue of $738.82 million during the quarter.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 20th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 6th will be issued a dividend of $1.45 per share. This is an increase from Graham’s previous quarterly dividend of $1.39. This represents a $5.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.97%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 5th.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in GHC. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. bought a new position in Graham during the 3rd quarter valued at about $31,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC bought a new position in Graham during the 2nd quarter valued at about $70,000. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd bought a new position in Graham during the 2nd quarter valued at about $70,000. IFP Advisors Inc lifted its holdings in Graham by 154.2% during the 4th quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 150 shares of the company’s stock valued at $96,000 after purchasing an additional 91 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. raised its stake in shares of Graham by 448.8% in the second quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 236 shares of the company’s stock worth $155,000 after acquiring an additional 193 shares during the last quarter. 69.97% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Graham Company Profile (NYSE:GHC)

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

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