On Jan. 06, Snyman Marcel A. divested U.S. $38,009 in shares of Graham Holdings Company. The VP-Chief Accounting Officer sold 72 shares at a price per share of $527.90. The transaction decreased this specific insider’s holdings to 571 shares worth around $0.31 million at present.
Is Graham Holdings Company [NYSE:GHC] a Good Buy Right Now?
It should be noted that GHC technical indicators for short, intermediate as well as long term progress have placed an overall average of 100% as Buy. The average signal changed from 100% Buy in the last week and compares with 100% Buy in the past month. Data from Graham Holdings Company’s Trend Spotter indicated that the signals were Strengthening. The stock current average is 31385.0 shares in the past 20 days and the short term average signal indicates a 100% Buy. In the last 50 days, the average trading volume was 28518.0 shares while the medium term average advocated for 100% Buy. The average long-term signal stands at 100% Buy and the 100-day average volume stands at 27097.0 shares.
GHC Price Performance
On Wall Street, Graham Holdings Company [NYSE:GHC] finished Wednesday’s session up 1.79% at $538.09. The stock went up to $540.65 at the same session while its lowest single day price was $527.61. In the last five days, it saw a rise of about 2.84%, Graham Holdings Company shares gained by almost 0.88% since the beginning of the year. However, the share price has dropped to as low as -15.92% below its one year high. On 01/04/21, the company shares recorded $548.67, the highest single-day price it has got to in the last 52-weeks and a 52-week low was seen on 01/04/21, the same year at $523.68. The company’s shares have declined by -15.08% in the past year. The 50-day SMA achieved is $459.40 while the 200-day SMA is $398.79. Volume dropped to 32173.0 from 36900.0 in the previous session.
Graham Holdings Company [GHC] Valuation Measures
Notably, Graham Holdings Company [GHC] stock can be classified as a good candidate in the listing of underestimated low-priced Education & Training Services companies to purchase soonest possible with the prevailing 12-month PE ratio of 13.56. The measure means the stock is exchanging at a discount as compared to the 24.45x trailing earnings of the industry. It can be helpful for investors to consider historical price-sales ratio, more specifically, a 0.92 PS value ratio is reported for the last one year of reported earnings. That is lower than the industry average of 2.28 which means GHC serve an attractive investment opportunity compared to its competitors.
GHC Stock Support And Resistance Levels
On the 24-hour scale, the immediate backing is perceived around 530.25 level, and in case of violation of this particular level, it will cause more drop to 522.41 level. On the upper level, 548.49 is still the key resistance. The stock may increase to the subsequent resistance at 543.29. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) pinned on the 14-day chart is 77.92, implying a overbought technical stance while the MACD stands at 21.04, meaning price will increase in the next trading period. Percent R indicator moved to 12.11%, implying bullish price movement. Stochastic %K at 80.86% suggest selling the stock.
What is the short interest in Graham Holdings Company?
Short interest in the Graham Holdings Company stock has plunged, decreasing by 14470.0 shares to total 70380.0 shares on Dec 14, 2020. The interest had seen shares on Nov 12, 2020 stand at 55910.0, data from Yahoo Finance shows. The increase of 20.56% suggests the stock saw some increased bearish sentiment. The stock’s days to cover (short ratio) moved to while the shorted shares account for just 3.06% of the overall float for the stock.
Graham Holdings Company’s Biggest Shareholders: Who Owns Graham Holdings Company [GHC]?
Filings by The Vanguard Group, Inc. showed that the firm now holds a total of 341,251 shares or roughly 8.44% of the outstanding GHC shares. This means their shares have reduced by -36,354 from the 341,251 the investor reportedly held in its prior 13-F filing. With the conclusion of the sale, BlackRock Fund Advisors updated stake is worth $142,661,963. Details in the latest 13F filings reveal that Dimensional Fund Advisors LP disposed off their -8.82% stake valued at $133,086,347 while Southeastern Asset Management, In cut theirs at $124,823,630. During the last quarter, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP liquidated -28,807 of its shares in Graham Holdings Company while Southeastern Asset Management, In sold -29,255 shares. The Wallace Capital Management, Inc.’s holdings currently number 149,678 shares at $80540235.02. According to the firm’s last 13F report, Fiduciary Management, Inc. shares in the company at filing stood at 142,111 shares, roughly $63,526,459.
GHC Earnings Forecast For The Current Quarter
Graham Holdings Company [GHC] is expected to report strong earnings results for the quarter ending on Dec 2020. Consensus estimates give the company expected revenues of $730.9M and an earnings per share of $10.73 for Dec 2020. Looking further ahead, the company is expected to report revenue of $664.2M at an EPS of $0 for Mar 2021. The estimates represent upside of -0.20% and -4.94% in the company’s revenue and earnings per share, respectively, on a year-on-year basis.
GHC Earnings Estimates For The Current Year
For the financial year, Graham Holdings Company [NYSE:GHC] is expected to bring in revenue of $2.83B. The returns are nearly $240.0 million higher than the company’s actual revenue recorded in the fiscal year 2019. In terms of EPS for the 2020, estimate put it at 31.35, lower than that of FY19 by -$1.54. Estimates put this year’s earnings growth at -4.70%, -4.90% for the next, and at an annual 18.10% over the next 5-year period. As for sales, forecasts are for an increase of 9.40% in the current fiscal year and a further -0.20% over the following year.
What are analyst thoughts on Graham Holdings Company?
Looking forward to the Graham Holdings Company share price prediction, we can see that analysts, surveyed by FactSet, offer the mean price target for Graham Holdings Company stock at $550.00 within the next 12 months, which represents almost 2.17 per cent growth from its previous closing price of $538.09. The highest analysts’ target for Graham Holdings Company stock projections is $550.00 and the lowest one is $550.00. Still, 1 analysts sharing their consensus rating for GHC stock in 2021 agree that it is a Hold.