Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. bought a new position in Graham Holdings Co (NYSE:GHC) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 291 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $171,000.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Kiwi Wealth Investments Limited Partnership lifted its holdings in Graham by 2.5% during the first quarter. Kiwi Wealth Investments Limited Partnership now owns 3,489 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,101,000 after buying an additional 86 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co. lifted its holdings in shares of Graham by 10.5% during the 2nd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 985 shares of the company’s stock valued at $578,000 after purchasing an additional 94 shares during the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its holdings in shares of Graham by 57.1% during the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 264 shares of the company’s stock valued at $155,000 after purchasing an additional 96 shares during the last quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System lifted its holdings in shares of Graham by 1.1% during the 1st quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System now owns 8,952 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,391,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL lifted its holdings in shares of Graham by 5.6% during the 2nd quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL now owns 1,900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,114,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. 68.24% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of NYSE GHC traded up $11.60 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $571.60. The stock had a trading volume of 18,407 shares, compared to its average volume of 12,938. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a current ratio of 2.00 and a quick ratio of 1.90. Graham Holdings Co has a twelve month low of $536.90 and a twelve month high of $625.45. The company has a market cap of $3.00 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.95 and a beta of 0.62.

Graham (NYSE:GHC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The company reported $12.05 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $9.23 by $2.82. The company had revenue of $672.68 million for the quarter. Graham had a return on equity of 6.48% and a net margin of 12.32%.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 7th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, October 17th will be given a dividend of $1.33 per share. This represents a $5.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.93%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, October 16th.

In related news, CEO Timothy J. O’shaughnessy purchased 1,360 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 2nd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $547.48 per share, with a total value of $744,572.80. Following the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 9,842 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,388,298.16. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Donald Graham bought 1,800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 3rd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $550.21 per share, for a total transaction of $990,378.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 22.50% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Graham Profile

Graham Holdings Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified education and media company worldwide. It provides a range of certificate, diploma, and degree programs, as well as online education services; and test preparation business services in pre-college, graduate, health, and bar review, as well as publishes and sells test preparation and other books through retail channels.

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