Goldman Sachs Group Inc. acquired a new stake in Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 7,905 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $206,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. owned approximately 0.09% of Collectors Universe as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Collectors Universe by 0.5% in the first quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 23,596 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $616,000 after buying an additional 108 shares in the last quarter. American International Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Collectors Universe by 7.2% in the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 4,608 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $120,000 after buying an additional 309 shares during the last quarter. Isthmus Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Collectors Universe by 1.3% in the first quarter. Isthmus Partners LLC now owns 37,506 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $979,000 after buying an additional 478 shares during the last quarter. Blair William & Co. IL boosted its position in shares of Collectors Universe by 6.6% in the first quarter. Blair William & Co. IL now owns 10,815 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $282,000 after buying an additional 668 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Collectors Universe by 10.5% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 12,410 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $263,000 after buying an additional 1,178 shares during the last quarter. 44.75% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ CLCT) traded up 1.28% on Wednesday, hitting $23.71. 18,665 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Collectors Universe, Inc. has a 1-year low of $16.54 and a 1-year high of $28.83. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $24.14 and its 200 day moving average price is $24.92. The company has a market cap of $211.49 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.57 and a beta of 0.97.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 25th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 16th were issued a $0.35 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, August 14th. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.98%. Collectors Universe’s payout ratio is currently 127.27%.

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In other Collectors Universe news, President David G. Hall sold 20,000 shares of Collectors Universe stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.56, for a total value of $511,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the president now directly owns 509,999 shares in the company, valued at $13,035,574.44. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, President David G. Hall sold 10,000 shares of Collectors Universe stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.08, for a total value of $230,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the president now owns 479,999 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $11,078,376.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 70,000 shares of company stock valued at $1,689,400. 16.90% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

About Collectors Universe

Collectors Universe, Inc provides authentication and grading services to dealers and collectors of coins, trading cards, event tickets, autographs and historical and sports memorabilia (collectibles). The Company operates through three segments: coins, trading cards and autographs, and other collectibles.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT)

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