Headlines about Westwood Holdings Group (NYSE:WHG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Westwood Holdings Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 45.9655184138758 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Westwood Holdings Group (WHG) traded up $1.41 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $65.69. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 86,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 26,010. Westwood Holdings Group has a 1 year low of $51.41 and a 1 year high of $71.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $583.62, a PE ratio of 20.03 and a beta of 1.54.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 8th will be paid a $0.68 dividend. This represents a $2.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.14%. This is a boost from Westwood Holdings Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.62. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 7th. Westwood Holdings Group’s payout ratio is presently 91.58%.
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About Westwood Holdings Group
Westwood Holdings Group, Inc (Westwood) is a holding company. The Company operates through two segments: Advisory and Trust. The Company, through its subsidiaries, manages investment assets and provides services for its clients. Its subsidiaries include Westwood Management Corp. and Westwood Advisors, LLC (together, Westwood Management), Westwood International Advisors Inc (Westwood International) and Westwood Trust.
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