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Washington Post- (WPO)-operates as a diversified media and education company in the United States and internationally. The company primarily provides a range of educational services for children, students, and professionals. In addition, The Washington Post Company engages in the publication of newspapers in the Washington, D.C., area and Everett; newsprint warehousing and recycling facilities; and electronic media publishing business, primarily washingtonpost.com. Further, it publishes a weekly news magazine, Newsweek, which has one domestic and three English-language international editions, as well as Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel magazine. Additionally, the company involves in television broadcasting through six VHF television stations serving the Detroit, Houston, Miami, San Antonio, Orlando, and Jacksonville television markets; and operates cable systems offering basic cable, digital cable, pay television, cable modem, telephony, and other services to subscribers in midwestern, western, and southern states, as well as engages in commercial printing business. The Washington Post Company was founded in 1877 and is based in Washington, District of Columbia.
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Washington Post Company Agrees to Sell Newspaper to Jeff Bezos for $250 Million (WPO)Aug 6, 2013After the close on Monday, education and media corporation The Washington Post Company (WPO) announced that it has agreed to sell its publishing businesses, including The Washington Post newspaper, to Amazon (AMZN) founder and CEO Jeff Bezos for $250 million. Aside from The Washington Post newspaper, the deal also includes Express newspaper, The Gazette Newspapers, Southern Maryland Newspapers, Fairfax County Times, El Tiempo Latino and Greater Washington Publishing. However, The Washington Post Company will still keep Slate magazine, TheRoot.com, and Foreign Policy, in addition to its Kaplan educational services business, Cable One and other television networks, WPO's interest in Classified ventures, and certain real estate assets. In connection with the transaction, The Washington Post Company will change its name within the next 60 days. The purchaser of the publishing business is a company that belongs to Bezos himself; it is not related to Amazon.com. The Washington Post Co. shares were up $28.38, or 4.99%, during pre-market trading on Tuesday. The stock is up 55.72% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of The Washington Post Company (WPO) offer a dividend yield of 1.72% based on last night's closing price of $568.70 and the company's annualized dividend payout of $9.80 per share. The Washington Post Company (WPO) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.Expand to read the full story
The Washington Post's Q2 Earnings Rise (WPO)Aug 2, 2013Media company The Washington Post Company (WPO) reported a rise in second quarter earnings on Friday. The Washington, DC-based company reported second quarter earnings of $44.7 million, or $6.02 per share, up from $36.1 million, or $4.76 per share a year ago. The company continued to struggle as the number of physical newspapers in circulation dropped, but it saw an increase in online subscriptions. Excluding special items, earnings were $62.5 million, or $8.47 per share. Total revenue for the quarter rose to $1.02 billion, from $989.1 million last year. The company's largest business, Kaplan Education has higher profits during the quarter due to lower expenses. The business saw an upside in courses related to pre-college, nursing and bar review, which offset the decline in graduate programs. Washington Post shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Friday. The stock is up 50% YTD. The Bottom Line Shares of The Washington Post Company (WPO) have a 1.78% yield, based on Thursday's closing price of $549.05. The Washington Post Company (WPO) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.Expand to read the full story
Washington Post to Invest in FaithStreet.com (WPO)Jul 9, 2013On Tuesday education and media company The Washington Post Company (WPO) announced that it will now be investing in FaithStreet.com. The Washington Post will make both a financial and content contribution to the religious website. The site's editor in chief Sally Quinn will continue to work closely with the company. WPO's senior vice president Ann McDaniel noted, “We are delighted to join efforts with FaithStreet.” “We expect that users will appreciate the combination of FaithStreet's many services and OnFaith's first-rate coverage of the intersection of news and religion.” Sally Quinn also commented on the matter, “this is very exciting. After six and a half years, we have found the perfect partner for OnFaith. The founders of FaithStreet have exactly the same vision for the expansion of OnFaith that we have. They understand the importance religion plays in all aspects of our lives. It is also gratifying that The Washington Post Company is investing in this venture. I look forward to working together with them to build OnFaith by FaithStreet into a major player in the religion world and on the internet.” Washington Post shares were mostly flat during Tuesday morning trading. The stock is up 35% YTD. The Bottom Line Shares of The Washington Post Company (WPO) have a 1.98% yield based on Monday's closing price of $494.35. The Washington Post Company (WPO) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.Expand to read the full story
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