Headlines about Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Collectors Universe earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 47.2254321674869 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Separately, ValuEngine cut Collectors Universe from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd.
Collectors Universe traded up $0.11, hitting $13.50, on Friday, according to MarketBeat.com. 24,490 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 35,001. The stock has a market capitalization of $120.73 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.60 and a beta of 0.89. Collectors Universe has a twelve month low of $13.16 and a twelve month high of $30.82. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18, a current ratio of 1.38 and a quick ratio of 1.14.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 31st. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 17th will be given a dividend of $0.175 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 16th. This represents a $0.70 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.19%.
In other news, CFO Joseph John Wallace sold 15,620 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.39, for a total transaction of $224,771.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 96,160 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,383,742.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO Joseph J. Orlando sold 19,465 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.39, for a total value of $280,101.35. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 21,314 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $306,708.46. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 14.00% of the company’s stock.
About Collectors Universe
Collectors Universe Inc provides authentication and grading services to dealers and collectors of coins, trading cards, event tickets, autographs and historical and sports memorabilia. The company operates through three segments: Coins; Trading Cards and Autographs; and Other High-End Collectibles. It offers independent coin authentication and grading services under the Professional Coin Grading Service brand; independent sports and trading cards authentication and grading service under the Professional Sports Authenticator brand; and independent authentication and grading service for vintage autographs and memorabilia under the PSA/DNA Authentication brand.
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