News coverage about Winmark Corporation (NASDAQ:WINA) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Winmark Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.2675705027007 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of Winmark Corporation (NASDAQ WINA) traded up 0.80% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $132.35. The company had a trading volume of 1,460 shares. Winmark Corporation has a 1-year low of $102.55 and a 1-year high of $137.75. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $130.62 and its 200-day moving average price is $125.37. The stock has a market capitalization of $557.86 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.91 and a beta of 0.53.
Winmark Corporation (NASDAQ:WINA) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The specialty retailer reported $1.29 earnings per share for the quarter. Winmark Corporation had a negative return on equity of 442.23% and a net margin of 34.24%. The firm had revenue of $16.75 million for the quarter. Equities research analysts expect that Winmark Corporation will post $1.72 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 1st. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 9th were paid a dividend of $0.11 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, August 7th. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.34%. Winmark Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 8.26%.
WINA has been the topic of several recent research reports. BidaskClub cut Winmark Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. ValuEngine cut Winmark Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st.
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In other Winmark Corporation news, Director Jenele C. Grassle sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $129.18, for a total transaction of $387,540.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 8,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,098,030. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Jenele C. Grassle sold 1,325 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $129.66, for a total value of $171,799.50. Following the sale, the director now owns 8,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,102,110. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 30,150 shares of company stock worth $3,957,654. 37.50% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
About Winmark Corporation
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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