Winmark Co. (NASDAQ:WINA) VP Leah A. Goff sold 1,250 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $149.22, for a total value of $186,525.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 9,250 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,380,285. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Shares of WINA traded down $0.35 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $149.95. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 823 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,293. Winmark Co. has a 1-year low of $121.55 and a 1-year high of $153.70. The stock has a market cap of $577.38 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.88 and a beta of 0.43. The company has a quick ratio of 1.60, a current ratio of 1.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.20.

Winmark (NASDAQ:WINA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 18th. The specialty retailer reported $1.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Winmark had a negative return on equity of 87.01% and a net margin of 38.33%. The company had revenue of $18.16 million during the quarter.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 4th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 8th will be given a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 7th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.40%.

Separately, BidaskClub raised Winmark from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 2nd.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Citigroup Inc. increased its stake in shares of Winmark by 424.9% during the first quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 1,055 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $138,000 after purchasing an additional 854 shares during the period. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Winmark during the fourth quarter worth approximately $148,000. Murphy Pohlad Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Winmark during the second quarter worth approximately $206,000. Bessemer Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Winmark by 63.6% during the second quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 1,800 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $267,000 after purchasing an additional 700 shares during the period. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC increased its stake in shares of Winmark by 49.4% during the first quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 2,213 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $289,000 after purchasing an additional 732 shares during the period. 48.66% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Winmark

Winmark Corporation operates as a franchisor of 5 retail store concepts that buy, sell, trade, and consign merchandise primarily in the United States and Canada. The company operates through two segments, Franchising and Leasing. Its franchises retail stores operate under the Plato's Closet, Once Upon A Child, Play It Again Sports, Music Go Round, and Style Encore brand names.

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