Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) Director Van D. Simmons sold 10,000 shares of Collectors Universe stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.14, for a total value of $251,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 188,281 shares in the company, valued at $4,733,384.34. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Shares of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) traded up 0.08% during trading on Monday, reaching $25.01. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 12,501 shares. Collectors Universe, Inc. has a 52-week low of $15.06 and a 52-week high of $25.60. The stock has a market cap of $223.09 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.05 and a beta of 1.07. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $23.42 and its 200-day moving average price is $20.68.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 24th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 15th were issued a $0.35 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, February 13th. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.60%. Collectors Universe’s payout ratio is currently 130.84%.

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Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CLCT. First Quadrant L P CA acquired a new stake in Collectors Universe during the third quarter valued at $182,000. Bard Associates Inc. acquired a new stake in Collectors Universe during the fourth quarter valued at $248,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in Collectors Universe by 22.9% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 19,315 shares of the company’s stock valued at $359,000 after buying an additional 3,599 shares during the last quarter. Isthmus Partners LLC boosted its stake in Collectors Universe by 0.6% in the third quarter. Isthmus Partners LLC now owns 37,834 shares of the company’s stock valued at $741,000 after buying an additional 207 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Martin & Co. Inc. TN boosted its stake in Collectors Universe by 1.9% in the third quarter. Martin & Co. Inc. TN now owns 49,220 shares of the company’s stock valued at $912,000 after buying an additional 925 shares during the last quarter. 41.21% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Collectors Universe

Collectors Universe, Inc provides authentication and grading services to dealers and collectors of coins, trading cards, event tickets, autographs and historical and sports memorabilia (collectibles). The Company operates through three segments: coins, trading cards and autographs, and other collectibles.

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