Zacks: Collectors Universe, Inc. (CLCT) Given Average Recommendation of “” by Brokerages

Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT) has received 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 given Collectors Universe an industry rank of 78 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Collectors Universe (CLCT) traded up 1.59% on Monday, hitting $24.85. The stock had a trading volume of 34,111 shares. Collectors Universe has a 52 week low of $16.54 and a 52 week high of $28.83. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $25.05 and a 200-day moving average price of $24.55. The stock has a market capitalization of $221.66 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.61 and a beta of 0.97.

Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. The business services provider reported $0.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The business had revenue of $18.60 million during the quarter. Collectors Universe had a return on equity of 66.87% and a net margin of 13.72%.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 25th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.35 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 14th. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.63%. Collectors Universe’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 127.27%.

In other Collectors Universe news, CEO Robert G. Deuster sold 9,364 shares of Collectors Universe stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.23, for a total transaction of $236,253.72. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 37,286 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $940,725.78. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, President David G. Hall sold 20,000 shares of Collectors Universe stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.23, for a total transaction of $484,600.00. Following the transaction, the president now directly owns 489,999 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,872,675.77. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 70,000 shares of company stock valued at $1,772,200 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 16.90% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. American International Group Inc. increased its stake in 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 last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. acquired a new position in Collectors Universe during the first quarter worth about $206,000. TFS Capital LLC acquired a new position in Collectors Universe during the first quarter worth about $234,000. Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. acquired a new position in Collectors Universe during the first quarter worth about $240,000. Finally, Blair William & Co. IL boosted its position in 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 last quarter. 44.30% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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 (collectibles). The Company operates through three segments: coins, trading cards and autographs, and other collectibles.

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