Press coverage about Winmark (NASDAQ:WINA) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Winmark earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 44.7728084601216 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Separately, BidaskClub cut shares of Winmark from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 16th.
Shares of NASDAQ:WINA remained flat at $$147.05 during trading on Tuesday. 52 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 7,251. The firm has a market cap of $560.49 million, a PE ratio of 25.06 and a beta of 0.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.84, a quick ratio of 1.64 and a current ratio of 1.64. Winmark has a 12 month low of $121.55 and a 12 month high of $153.70.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 1st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 9th were paid a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, May 8th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.41%. This is a positive change from Winmark’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.11.
In other news, insider Steven C. Zola sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, April 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $132.00, for a total value of $132,000.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 2,003 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $264,396. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Steven Murphy sold 1,385 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, April 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $133.63, for a total transaction of $185,077.55. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 1,375 shares in the company, valued at $183,741.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 11,124 shares of company stock worth $1,477,146. Insiders own 30.90% of the company’s stock.
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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