Shares of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) have been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 0.00 () from the zero brokers that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports.

Zacks has also assigned Collectors Universe an industry rank of 116 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

In related news, CEO Robert G. Deuster sold 9,364 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.23, for a total transaction of $236,253.72. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 37,286 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $940,725.78. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, President David G. Hall sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.56, for a total value of $511,200.00. Following the sale, the president now directly owns 509,999 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $13,035,574.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 90,000 shares of company stock valued at $2,194,000 over the last three months. 16.90% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of CLCT. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Collectors Universe by 0.5% in the first quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 23,596 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $616,000 after buying an additional 108 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc. raised its stake in shares of Collectors Universe by 5.0% in the second quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 4,906 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $122,000 after buying an additional 232 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Collectors Universe by 7.2% in the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 4,608 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $120,000 after buying an additional 309 shares during the period. Isthmus Partners LLC raised its stake in shares of Collectors Universe by 1.3% in the first quarter. Isthmus Partners LLC now owns 37,506 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $979,000 after buying an additional 478 shares during the period. Finally, Blair William & Co. IL raised its stake in shares of Collectors Universe by 6.6% in the first quarter. Blair William & Co. IL now owns 10,815 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $282,000 after buying an additional 668 shares during the period. 41.38% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Shares of Collectors Universe (NASDAQ CLCT) opened at 23.53 on Monday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $24.69 and a 200 day moving average of $24.79. The firm has a market cap of $209.89 million, a P/E ratio of 21.41 and a beta of 0.97. Collectors Universe has a 52-week low of $16.54 and a 52-week high of $28.83.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 25th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.35 per share. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 14th. Collectors Universe’s dividend payout ratio is currently 127.27%.

Collectors Universe Company Profile

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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