Westwood Holdings Group (WHG) Receiving Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds

Headlines about Westwood Holdings Group (NYSE:WHG) have been trending positive on Friday, AlphaOne reports. AlphaOne, a service of Accern, identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. AlphaOne 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 0.39 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news articles about the asset manager an impact score of 50 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Westwood Holdings Group (NYSE:WHG) traded down 0.99% during trading on Friday, reaching $53.04. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 11,189 shares. Westwood Holdings Group has a 52 week low of $49.01 and a 52 week high of $63.99. The stock has a market capitalization of $433.71 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.36 and a beta of 1.39. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $54.44 and a 200 day moving average of $57.17.

Westwood Holdings Group (NYSE:WHG) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The asset manager reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Westwood Holdings Group had a net margin of 18.41% and a return on equity of 18.52%. The firm had revenue of $32.62 million for the quarter. Analysts expect that Westwood Holdings Group will post $3.67 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 3rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 9th will be issued a $0.62 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 7th. This represents a $2.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.63%. Westwood Holdings Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 89.53%.

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Westwood Holdings Group Company Profile

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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