Winmark (WINA) Given News Sentiment Score of 0.05

Headlines about Winmark (NASDAQ:WINA) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Winmark earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 44.3343458470763 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Winmark (WINA) traded up $2.25 on Friday, hitting $135.15. The stock had a trading volume of 9,111 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,781. The company has a market capitalization of $516.48, a PE ratio of 25.74 and a beta of 0.49. Winmark has a 1 year low of $109.90 and a 1 year high of $139.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.82, a quick ratio of 2.34 and a current ratio of 2.35.

Winmark (NASDAQ:WINA) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 17th. The specialty retailer reported $1.33 EPS for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $17.57 million for the quarter. Winmark had a negative return on equity of 205.65% and a net margin of 33.29%.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 8th were paid a dividend of $0.11 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 7th. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.33%. Winmark’s dividend payout ratio is 8.38%.

Separately, ValuEngine cut Winmark from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st.

In related news, Director Kirk A. Mackenzie sold 1,410 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $131.49, for a total value of $185,400.90. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Steven Murphy sold 6,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $133.31, for a total value of $799,860.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 2,765 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $368,602.15. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 27,792 shares of company stock valued at $3,657,667 in the last quarter. 37.50% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About Winmark

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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