News headlines about Westwood Holdings Group (NYSE:WHG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Westwood Holdings Group earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 45.515107000939 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Westwood Holdings Group (NYSE:WHG) traded down $2.10 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $58.45. 53,712 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 26,257. Westwood Holdings Group has a fifty-two week low of $51.41 and a fifty-two week high of $71.00. The company has a market cap of $519.29, a P/E ratio of 24.46 and a beta of 1.49.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 9th will be given a $0.68 dividend. This represents a $2.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.65%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 8th. Westwood Holdings Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 113.81%.

In other news, General Counsel Julie Kramer Gerron sold 1,513 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, January 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.34, for a total transaction of $103,398.42. Following the completion of the sale, the general counsel now owns 28,131 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,922,472.54. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CIO Mark Freeman sold 4,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.06, for a total transaction of $292,770.00. Following the sale, the executive now directly owns 64,250 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,180,105. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 12,013 shares of company stock valued at $800,297. 9.60% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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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