Winmark Corporation (NASDAQ:WINA) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

Separately, BidaskClub cut shares of Winmark Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th.

Shares of Winmark Corporation (NASDAQ:WINA) opened at 131.90 on Friday. Winmark Corporation has a 52-week low of $102.55 and a 52-week high of $137.75. The company’s 50 day moving average is $130.82 and its 200 day moving average is $124.56. The firm has a market cap of $555.96 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.82 and a beta of 0.53.

Winmark Corporation (NASDAQ:WINA) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The specialty retailer reported $1.29 earnings per share for the quarter. The business had revenue of $16.75 million for the quarter. Winmark Corporation had a net margin of 34.24% and a negative return on equity of 442.23%. Analysts anticipate that Winmark Corporation will post $1.72 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other Winmark Corporation news, Director Jenele C. Grassle sold 625 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $130.08, for a total value of $81,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 8,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,105,680. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, major shareholder Ronald G. Olson sold 7,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $132.24, for a total transaction of $952,128.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 506,494 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $66,978,766.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 15,150 shares of company stock valued at $1,980,548. Corporate insiders own 37.50% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Seizert Capital Partners LLC boosted its stake in shares of Winmark Corporation by 5.1% in the second quarter. Seizert Capital Partners LLC now owns 2,077 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $268,000 after buying an additional 101 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its stake in shares of Winmark Corporation by 5.5% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 1,992 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $257,000 after buying an additional 104 shares during the period. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its stake in shares of Winmark Corporation by 3.6% in the second quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 5,547 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $715,000 after buying an additional 194 shares during the period. WCM Investment Management CA boosted its stake in shares of Winmark Corporation by 0.6% in the second quarter. WCM Investment Management CA now owns 44,205 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $5,700,000 after buying an additional 250 shares during the period. Finally, WFG Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Winmark Corporation by 31.5% in the second quarter. WFG Advisors LP now owns 1,253 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $162,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the period. 42.59% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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