Hawkins (HWKN) Hits New 12-Month High and Low at $31.80

Hawkins, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWKN) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $31.80 and last traded at $32.45, with a volume of 36356 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $33.05.

Separately, BidaskClub cut shares of Hawkins from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, December 29th.

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The company has a current ratio of 2.74, a quick ratio of 1.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. The stock has a market capitalization of $353.48, a P/E ratio of 19.33 and a beta of 0.67.

Hawkins (NASDAQ:HWKN) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter. Hawkins had a net margin of 6.53% and a return on equity of 7.94%. The firm had revenue of $118.05 million during the quarter.

The company also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 6th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 23rd were given a $0.44 dividend. This represents a yield of 2.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 22nd.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new position in shares of Hawkins in the third quarter valued at approximately $764,000. Ramsey Quantitative Systems bought a new position in shares of Hawkins in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $123,000. Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its holdings in shares of Hawkins by 5.1% in the third quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 72,038 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $2,939,000 after acquiring an additional 3,509 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in shares of Hawkins by 4.3% in the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 470,249 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $19,186,000 after acquiring an additional 19,602 shares in the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Hawkins by 86.3% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 37,764 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $1,548,000 after acquiring an additional 17,489 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 58.42% of the company’s stock.

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Hawkins Company Profile

Hawkins, Inc blends, manufactures, and distributes chemicals and specialty ingredients primarily in the United States. It operates in three segments: Industrial, Water Treatment, and Health and Nutrition. The Industrial segment provides industrial chemicals, products, and services primarily to the agriculture, chemical processing, electronics, energy, food, pharmaceutical, plating, and power generation industries.

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