Steven Murphy Sells 6,000 Shares of Winmark Co. (WINA) Stock

Winmark Co. (NASDAQ:WINA) insider Steven Murphy sold 6,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $175.16, for a total transaction of $1,050,960.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 6,000 shares in the company, valued at $1,050,960. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Winmark stock traded up $3.60 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $179.80. 6,749 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,602. The company has a market capitalization of $673.64 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.78 and a beta of 0.13. Winmark Co. has a twelve month low of $132.35 and a twelve month high of $194.85.

Winmark (NASDAQ:WINA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 28th. The specialty retailer reported $1.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $17.07 million for the quarter. Winmark had a net margin of 41.88% and a negative return on equity of 207.22%.



The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 3rd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 8th will be paid a $0.25 dividend. This is an increase from Winmark’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.15. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.56%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 7th.

Separately, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Winmark from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 5th.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Winmark by 60.3% in the 3rd quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC now owns 1,827 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $303,000 after purchasing an additional 687 shares in the last quarter. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in Winmark by 5.3% in the 4th quarter. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC now owns 128,383 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $20,413,000 after buying an additional 6,505 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its holdings in Winmark by 10.6% in the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 4,720 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $783,000 after buying an additional 451 shares during the last quarter. LPL Financial LLC raised its holdings in Winmark by 8.3% in the 4th quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 26,011 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $4,136,000 after buying an additional 2,004 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc raised its holdings in Winmark by 4.5% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 114,641 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $19,031,000 after buying an additional 4,931 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 53.67% of the company’s stock.

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Winmark Company Profile

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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