Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Lawson Products (LAWS) Share Price

Media coverage about Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. 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 news sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.6717817394033 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on LAWS shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Lawson Products from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $27.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Barrington Research restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $30.00 target price (up previously from $27.00) on shares of Lawson Products in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. TheStreet upgraded Lawson Products from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Lawson Products in a research note on Sunday, September 17th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $28.50.

Lawson Products (LAWS) traded up $0.20 during trading on Monday, reaching $24.70. The company had a trading volume of 2,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,125. Lawson Products has a fifty-two week low of $18.70 and a fifty-two week high of $28.10. The company has a current ratio of 2.42, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09. The stock has a market capitalization of $219.53, a P/E ratio of 49.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.54 and a beta of 1.62.

Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The industrial products company reported $0.14 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.20 by ($0.06). Lawson Products had a net margin of 1.64% and a return on equity of 1.72%. The firm had revenue of $75.65 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $74.16 million. equities analysts anticipate that Lawson Products will post 0.51 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Lawson Products

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.

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