BidaskClub Upgrades Winmark (WINA) to Hold

Winmark (NASDAQ:WINA) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

Shares of Winmark (NASDAQ WINA) opened at $141.20 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.82, a current ratio of 2.35 and a quick ratio of 2.34. The firm has a market cap of $531.96, a PE ratio of 26.90 and a beta of 0.49. Winmark has a 1 year low of $109.90 and a 1 year high of $144.10.

In other news, Director Mark L. Wilson sold 1,989 shares of Winmark stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $125.00, for a total transaction of $248,625.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 32,992 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,124,000. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, VP Leah A. Goff sold 2,030 shares of Winmark stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $128.33, for a total transaction of $260,509.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 4,027 shares of company stock valued at $510,135 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 37.50% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of WINA. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Winmark by 18.0% during the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 10,106 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,304,000 after buying an additional 1,538 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of Winmark by 8.3% during the 2nd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 5,307 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $684,000 after buying an additional 405 shares during the period. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC grew its position in shares of Winmark by 6.2% during the 2nd quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 6,696 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $863,000 after buying an additional 390 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp grew its position in shares of Winmark by 5.5% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 36,310 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $4,682,000 after buying an additional 1,901 shares during the period. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Winmark by 6.2% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 84,798 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $10,935,000 after buying an additional 4,954 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 48.74% of the company’s stock.

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Winmark Company Profile

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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