Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $29.06 and last traded at $28.40, with a volume of 30000 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $27.95.

The company has a current ratio of 1.50, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06. The firm has a market cap of $249.34, a P/E ratio of 22.91 and a beta of 0.90.

Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Collectors Universe had a net margin of 14.24% and a return on equity of 70.02%. The company had revenue of $19.75 million during the quarter.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 24th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th were paid a dividend of $0.35 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.93%. Collectors Universe’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 114.75%.

In other news, President David G. Hall sold 6,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.42, for a total transaction of $171,730.00. Following the completion of the sale, the president now owns 423,499 shares in the company, valued at $11,188,843.58. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, President David G. Hall sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.35, for a total transaction of $447,000.00. Following the sale, the president now owns 459,999 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,280,977.65. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 67,460 shares of company stock valued at $1,650,108 in the last quarter. Insiders own 14.00% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. FMR LLC purchased a new position in Collectors Universe during the second quarter worth about $5,725,000. Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in Collectors Universe by 301.4% during the second quarter. Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. now owns 36,800 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $915,000 after purchasing an additional 27,633 shares in the last quarter. Martin & Co. Inc. TN raised its holdings in Collectors Universe by 53.4% during the third quarter. Martin & Co. Inc. TN now owns 78,085 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,872,000 after purchasing an additional 27,175 shares in the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in Collectors Universe by 53.8% during the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 71,762 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,872,000 after purchasing an additional 25,099 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in Collectors Universe by 9.2% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 275,109 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $6,836,000 after purchasing an additional 23,268 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 45.88% of the company’s stock.

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Collectors Universe Company Profile

Collectors Universe, Inc provides authentication and grading services to dealers and collectors of coins, trading cards, event tickets, autographs and historical and sports memorabilia (collectibles). The Company operates through three segments: coins, trading cards and autographs, and other collectibles.

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