Media headlines about Winmark (NASDAQ:WINA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive press 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 coverage optimism score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 44.9137403311739 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Separately, BidaskClub cut Winmark from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd.

Winmark (NASDAQ WINA) traded down $1.00 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $134.50. The stock had a trading volume of 3,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,300. Winmark has a 52 week low of $109.90 and a 52 week high of $139.05. The company has a quick ratio of 2.34, a current ratio of 2.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.82. The company has a market capitalization of $517.82, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.62 and a beta of 0.49.

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

In other news, insider Steven Murphy sold 2,765 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $134.02, for a total value of $370,565.30. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 2,765 shares in the company, valued at $370,565.30. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP Leah A. Goff sold 2,030 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $128.33, for a total value of $260,509.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 12,792 shares of company stock worth $1,680,560 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 37.50% of the company’s stock.

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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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