Winmark (NASDAQ:WINA) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Thursday.

Shares of Winmark (NASDAQ WINA) opened at $128.30 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 2.34, a current ratio of 2.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.82. The firm has a market capitalization of $490.30, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.48 and a beta of 0.40. Winmark has a twelve month low of $109.90 and a twelve month high of $144.10.

In other news, VP Leah A. Goff sold 2,030 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $128.33, for a total transaction of $260,509.90. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director Mark L. Wilson sold 1,989 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $125.00, for a total value of $248,625.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 32,992 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,124,000. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 4,027 shares of company stock valued at $510,135. Insiders own 37.50% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in WINA. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Winmark by 18.0% during the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 10,106 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,304,000 after purchasing an additional 1,538 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Winmark by 8.3% during the second quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 5,307 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $684,000 after purchasing an additional 405 shares during the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Winmark by 6.2% during the second quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 6,696 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $863,000 after purchasing an additional 390 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Winmark by 5.5% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 36,310 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $4,682,000 after purchasing an additional 1,901 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Winmark by 6.2% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 84,798 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $10,935,000 after purchasing an additional 4,954 shares during the last quarter. 49.04% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Winmark Company Profile

Winmark Corporation is a franchisor of five retail store concepts that buy, sell and trade gently used merchandise. The Company operates through two business segments: franchising and leasing. The franchising segment franchises value-oriented retail store concepts that buy, sell, trade and consign merchandise.

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