Headlines about Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lawson Products earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.8336101334631 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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Lawson Products (NASDAQ LAWS) remained flat at $23.05 during mid-day trading on Tuesday. The stock had a trading volume of 3 shares. Lawson Products has a one year low of $15.28 and a one year high of $28.10. The company has a market capitalization of $204.55 million, a PE ratio of 38.80 and a beta of 1.47. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $21.41 and its 200 day moving average price is $22.70.

Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The industrial products company reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $75.01 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $72.41 million. Lawson Products had a return on equity of 2.54% and a net margin of 1.85%. Analysts anticipate that Lawson Products will post $0.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Lawson Products from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Lawson Products from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Barrington Research raised shares of Lawson Products from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $25.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, April 21st.

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In related news, EVP Neil E. Jenkins sold 5,000 shares of Lawson Products stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.87, for a total value of $99,350.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 11,892 shares in the company, valued at $236,294.04. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Private Discipline Master Lkcm acquired 13,653 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 26th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $19.87 per share, with a total value of $271,285.11. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders purchased 15,767 shares of company stock valued at $311,557 and sold 16,266 shares valued at $347,230. Insiders own 18.20% of the company’s stock.

Lawson Products Company Profile

Lawson Products, Inc is a distributor of products and services the industrial, commercial, institutional and government maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) market. The Company’s product categories include fastening systems, fluid power, specialty chemicals, cutting tools and abrasives, electrical, aftermarket automotive supplies, safety, welding and metal repair, and other.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS)

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