Westwood Holdings Group (WHG) Receives Daily News Impact Rating of 0.05

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%.

In other Westwood Holdings Group news, Vice Chairman Susan M. Byrne sold 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.01, for a total value of $960,150.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 265,593 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $17,000,607.93. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Vice Chairman Susan M. Byrne sold 7,265 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.01, for a total value of $465,032.65. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 265,593 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $17,000,607.93. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 34,666 shares of company stock valued at $2,194,868. Insiders own 9.60% of the company’s stock.

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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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