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Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ:COLM) Director Walter Klenz sold 2,319 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.26, for a total transaction of $181,484.94. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 15,424 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,207,082. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ:COLM) traded down 0.25% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $78.73. 63,495 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Columbia Sportswear Company has a one year low of $55.58 and a one year high of $89.96. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $78.94 and a 200-day moving average of $81.57. The company has a market cap of $2.759 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.84. Columbia Sportswear Company’s stock is set to split on the morning of Monday, September 29th. The 2-1 split was announced on Thursday, July 24th. The newly created shares will be payable to shareholders after the market closes on Friday, September 26th.

Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ:COLM) last released its earnings data on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported ($0.34) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of ($0.34). The company had revenue of $324.24 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $321.10 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.21) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.6% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Columbia Sportswear Company will post $3.52 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Thursday, August 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.28 per share. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.42%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 12th.

A number of research firms have recently commented on COLM. Analysts at Bank of America upgraded shares of Columbia Sportswear Company from an “underperform” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday. They now have a $92.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $82.00. Separately, analysts at McAdams Wright Ragen upgraded shares of Columbia Sportswear Company from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 29th. Finally, analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Columbia Sportswear Company in a research note on Monday, July 28th. They now have a $87.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $83.00. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Columbia Sportswear Company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $83.13.

Columbia Sportswear Company is a family-owned, regional hat distributor. The Company is engaged in the design, sourcing, marketing and distribution of active outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment.

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