Ramsey Quantitative Systems Purchases New Stake in Winmark Co. (WINA)
Ramsey Quantitative Systems purchased a new stake in Winmark Co. (NASDAQ:WINA) during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 686 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $114,000.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in WINA. Citigroup Inc. lifted its position in Winmark by 424.9% in the 1st quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 1,055 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $138,000 after acquiring an additional 854 shares in the last quarter. Murphy Pohlad Asset Management LLC bought a new position in Winmark in the 2nd quarter valued at about $206,000. Bessemer Group Inc. lifted its position in Winmark by 63.6% in the 2nd quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 1,800 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $267,000 after acquiring an additional 700 shares in the last quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC bought a new position in Winmark in the 2nd quarter valued at about $300,000. Finally, Martingale Asset Management L P lifted its position in Winmark by 26.7% in the 2nd quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 3,801 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $565,000 after acquiring an additional 800 shares in the last quarter. 48.65% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
In other Winmark news, VP Leah A. Goff sold 1,250 shares of Winmark stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $149.22, for a total transaction of $186,525.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 9,250 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,380,285. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider Steven Murphy sold 4,500 shares of Winmark stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $144.79, for a total transaction of $651,555.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 1,746 shares in the company, valued at approximately $252,803.34. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 35,019 shares of company stock worth $5,150,850. Insiders own 30.90% of the company’s stock.
Winmark (NASDAQ:WINA) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 18th. The specialty retailer reported $1.73 EPS for the quarter. Winmark had a net margin of 38.33% and a negative return on equity of 87.01%. The firm had revenue of $18.16 million for the quarter.
Separately, BidaskClub raised shares of Winmark from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 19th.
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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