News articles about Westwood Holdings Group (NYSE:WHG) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Westwood Holdings Group earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 45.85566850152 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Westwood Holdings Group (WHG) traded down $0.36 on Wednesday, hitting $65.54. 28,600 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 25,797. The firm has a market cap of $585.48, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.09 and a beta of 1.54. Westwood Holdings Group has a 52 week low of $51.41 and a 52 week high of $71.00.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 8th will be issued a $0.68 dividend. This represents a $2.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 7th. This is a positive change from Westwood Holdings Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.62. Westwood Holdings Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 91.58%.

In other Westwood Holdings Group news, Vice Chairman Susan M. Byrne sold 15,000 shares of Westwood Holdings Group stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.01, for a total value of $960,150.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 265,593 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,000,607.93. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Vice Chairman Susan M. Byrne sold 6,141 shares of Westwood Holdings Group stock in a transaction on Monday, September 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.09, for a total transaction of $381,294.69. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 269,552 shares in the company, valued at approximately $16,736,483.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 40,807 shares of company stock worth $2,576,162. 9.60% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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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