News headlines about Winmark (NASDAQ:WINA) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Winmark earned a news impact score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 43.3279180080031 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Separately, BidaskClub downgraded Winmark from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 10th.

Shares of NASDAQ:WINA traded up $3.90 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $155.60. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 8,259 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,257. The company has a market capitalization of $601.94 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.90 and a beta of 0.44. Winmark has a fifty-two week low of $121.55 and a fifty-two week high of $158.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.20, a current ratio of 1.62 and a quick ratio of 1.60.

Winmark (NASDAQ:WINA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 18th. The specialty retailer reported $1.73 earnings per share for the quarter. The business had revenue of $18.16 million for the quarter. Winmark had a net margin of 38.33% and a negative return on equity of 87.01%.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 4th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 8th were given a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.39%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 7th.

In related news, CEO Brett D. Heffes sold 8,204 shares of Winmark stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $146.14, for a total value of $1,198,932.56. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 125,650 shares in the company, valued at $18,362,491. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Steven Murphy sold 4,500 shares of Winmark stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $144.79, for a total transaction of $651,555.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 1,746 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $252,803.34. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 35,019 shares of company stock valued at $5,150,850. 30.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Winmark Company Profile

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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