Winmark Co. (NASDAQ:WINA) VP Leah A. Goff sold 1,675 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $164.36, for a total value of $275,303.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 10,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,725,780. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Winmark stock traded down $0.93 on Tuesday, hitting $165.56. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 7,936 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,118. Winmark Co. has a one year low of $144.36 and a one year high of $194.85. The firm has a market cap of $625.98 million, a P/E ratio of 22.35 and a beta of 0.24. The company has a fifty day moving average price of $166.01 and a 200-day moving average price of $173.29.

Winmark (NASDAQ:WINA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 17th. The specialty retailer reported $1.79 EPS for the quarter. Winmark had a net margin of 42.54% and a negative return on equity of 236.11%. The company had revenue of $17.40 million during the quarter.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 3rd. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 7th were given a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.60%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, August 6th.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on WINA shares. ValuEngine cut Winmark from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 1st. BidaskClub cut Winmark from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 5th.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Royal Bank of Canada grew its stake in shares of Winmark by 6.7% in the 2nd quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 2,200 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $381,000 after purchasing an additional 139 shares during the period. Bahl & Gaynor Inc. increased its position in shares of Winmark by 2.2% during the 2nd quarter. Bahl & Gaynor Inc. now owns 6,515 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,128,000 after purchasing an additional 141 shares in the last quarter. Zions Bancorporation N.A. bought a new position in Winmark during the 2nd quarter valued at about $30,000. Bank of Montreal Can acquired a new position in Winmark in the second quarter valued at about $35,000. Finally, Swiss National Bank boosted its position in Winmark by 6.5% in the second quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 4,900 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $848,000 after buying an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 54.20% of the company’s stock.

About Winmark

Winmark Corporation operates as a franchisor of 5 retail store concepts that buy, sell, trade, and consign merchandise primarily in the United States and Canada. The company operates through two segments, Franchising and Leasing. Its franchises retail stores operate under the Plato's Closet, Once Upon A Child, Play It Again Sports, Music Go Round, and Style Encore brand names.

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