Press coverage about Winmark Corporation (NASDAQ:WINA) has trended positive recently, Alpha One reports. The research firm, a service of Accern, rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Winmark Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.32 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news articles about the specialty retailer an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of Winmark Corporation (WINA) opened at 125.50 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $523.21 million, a PE ratio of 23.74 and a beta of 0.57. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $127.52 and a 200-day moving average price of $120.25. Winmark Corporation has a 52 week low of $92.12 and a 52 week high of $133.07.
Winmark Corporation (NASDAQ:WINA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 18th. The specialty retailer reported $1.22 earnings per share for the quarter. Winmark Corporation had a negative return on equity of 193.22% and a net margin of 33.92%. The firm had revenue of $17.62 million during the quarter. On average, analysts forecast that Winmark Corporation will post $1.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 1st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 10th were paid a dividend of $0.11 per share. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.35%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, May 8th. This is a positive change from Winmark Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. Winmark Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 8.32%.
In other news, insider Steven C. Zola sold 2,000 shares of Winmark Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, April 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $125.50, for a total value of $251,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 6,503 shares in the company, valued at approximately $816,126.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Ronald G. Olson sold 6,914 shares of Winmark Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, April 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $116.02, for a total value of $802,162.28. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 542,558 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $62,947,579.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 58,764 shares of company stock valued at $7,189,269. 37.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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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