News stories about Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Collectors Universe earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.7805760439088 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Several brokerages have recently issued reports on CLCT. TheStreet lowered Collectors Universe from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Monday, February 12th. ValuEngine lowered Collectors Universe from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd.
Shares of Collectors Universe traded down $0.04, hitting $15.28, during trading hours on Thursday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. 25,283 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 71,959. Collectors Universe has a 12-month low of $13.50 and a 12-month high of $30.82. The firm has a market cap of $137.59 million, a PE ratio of 21.19 and a beta of 1.08. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18, a current ratio of 1.38 and a quick ratio of 1.14.
Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May 8th. The business services provider reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Collectors Universe had a return on equity of 41.38% and a net margin of 9.11%. The firm had revenue of $17.51 million during the quarter.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, May 25th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 16th were given a dividend of $0.175 per share. This represents a $0.70 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, May 15th.
In other news, Director A Clinton Allen sold 11,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, April 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.13, for a total transaction of $177,430.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 103,871 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,675,439.23. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 14.00% of the company’s stock.
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. The company operates through three segments: Coins; Trading Cards and Autographs; and Other High-End Collectibles. It offers independent coin authentication and grading services under the Professional Coin Grading Service brand; independent sports and trading cards authentication and grading service under the Professional Sports Authenticator brand; and independent authentication and grading service for vintage autographs and memorabilia under the PSA/DNA Authentication brand.
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