News articles about Westwood Holdings Group (NYSE:WHG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Westwood Holdings Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the asset manager an impact score of 45.9635111260895 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Westwood Holdings Group (NYSE:WHG) traded up 0.78% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $59.47. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 46,486 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 $528.87 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.58 and a beta of 1.52. The company has a 50 day moving average of $58.21 and a 200-day moving average of $56.36.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, September 8th will be issued a dividend of $0.62 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 7th. This represents a $2.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.17%. Westwood Holdings Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 77.50%.

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In related news, Vice Chairman Susan M. Byrne sold 7,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.85, for a total transaction of $411,375.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 315,181 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $17,287,677.85. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Vice Chairman Susan M. Byrne sold 6,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.00, for a total transaction of $390,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 275,693 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $16,541,580. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 56,008 shares of company stock valued at $3,240,440 over the last three months. 9.60% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Westwood Holdings Group (NYSE:WHG)

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