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Westwood Holdings Group Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K)

February 25, 2011 | About:
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Westwood Holdings Group Inc. (WHG) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2010-12-31.

Westwood Holdings Group Inc. 4 has a market cap of $272 million; its shares were traded at around $36.45 with a P/E ratio of 22.4 and P/S ratio of 5. The dividend yield of Westwood Holdings Group Inc. 4 stocks is 3.7%. Westwood Holdings Group Inc. 4 had an annual average earning growth of 1.7% over the past 10 years.Hedge Fund Gurus that owns WHG: Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies LLC. Mutual Fund and Other Gurus that owns WHG: Third Avenue Management, Mario Gabelli of GAMCO Investors, Chuck Royce of Royce& Associates, John Keeley of Keeley Fund Management.

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Westwood Management provides investment advisory services to large institutions, including corporate retirement plans, public retirement plans, endowments and foundations, having at least $10 $25 million in investable assets, depending on the asset class. Westwood Management also provides advisory services to individuals and the WHG Funds and subadvisory services to other mutual funds. Our overall investment philosophy is determined by a team of professionals including our chief investment officer, Susan M. Byrne, and, with respect to the bulk of assets under management, consists of a value-oriented approach focused on achieving a superior, risk-adjusted return by investing in companies generating high levels of free cash flow with strong balance sheets and positioned for growth but not fully recognized as such in the marketplace. This investment approach is designed to preserve capital during unfavorable periods and provide superior real returns over the long term. Ms. Byrne has over 40 years of investment experience. Westwood Managements investment advisory team consists of a number of investment management, research and trading professionals with substantial investment management experience. The continuity of the team and its years of experience are critical elements in successfully managing investments.

MidCap Value: Investments in equity securities of approximately 50-70 companies with market capitalizations between $4 billion and $20 billion. Similar to the LargeCap Value asset class, we seek to discover operational improvements that are driving earnings growth within mid-size companies that can be purchased inexpensively.

SMidCap Plus+: Investments in equity securities of approximately 45-65 companies with market capitalizations between $2 billion and $15 billion. Similar to our other value-oriented asset classes, we seek to discover operational improvements that are driving earnings growth within small to mid-size companies that can be purchased inexpensively.

SMidCap Value: Investments in equity securities of approximately 45-65 companies with market capitalizations between $100 million and $10 billion. Similar to our other value-oriented asset classes, we seek to discover operational improvements that are driving earnings growth within small to mid-size companies that can be purchased inexpensively.

SmallCap Value: Investments in equity securities of approximately 50-70 companies with market capitalizations between $100 million and $2.5 billion. Similar to our other value-oriented asset classes, we seek to invest in high quality companies whose earnings growth is driven by operational improvements not yet fully recognized by the market. This asset class reached its asset capacity in 2010 and is now closed to new investors.

Under our subadvisory agreement with Teton Advisors, Inc. (formerly Gabelli Advisers, Inc.), Westwood Management provides investment advisory services to the GAMCO Westwood Funds family of mutual funds. Westwood Management owns shares of Class A Common Stock representing a 15.3% economic interest in Teton Advisors, Inc., an affiliate of GAMCO Investors, Inc. Based on SEC filings, we believe that GAMCO Investors, Inc. owned 13.2% of our common stock as of December 31, 2010. Westwood Management received subadvisory payments from Teton Advisors, Inc. of $573,000, $617,000 and $784,000 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2010, 2009 and 2008, respectively.

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