Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Lawson Products (LAWS) Stock Price

News coverage about Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring 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 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.105331601692 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

LAWS traded down $0.20 during trading on Thursday, reaching $29.70. 23,500 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 12,786. Lawson Products has a fifty-two week low of $21.00 and a fifty-two week high of $31.60. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06, a current ratio of 1.74 and a quick ratio of 0.89. The company has a market capitalization of $266.22 million, a P/E ratio of 58.24, a P/E/G ratio of 1.61 and a beta of 1.35.

Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The industrial products company reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.12. Lawson Products had a net margin of 7.85% and a return on equity of 7.01%. The company had revenue of $90.38 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $87.01 million. equities research analysts expect that Lawson Products will post 1.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on LAWS shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Lawson Products from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, May 1st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Lawson Products from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, May 12th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Lawson Products from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, May 21st. Barrington Research reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $35.00 price target on shares of Lawson Products in a research note on Tuesday, July 31st. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Lawson Products from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, August 5th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Lawson Products has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $33.00.

About Lawson Products

Lawson Products, Inc distributes products and services to the industrial, commercial, institutional, and government maintenance, repair, and operations marketplace in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. It operates in two segments, Lawson and Bolt. The company's products include fastening systems, fluid power products, specialty chemicals, cutting tools and abrasives, electrical products, aftermarket automotive supplies, safety products, welding and metal repair products, and other products.

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