Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Very Unlikely to Affect Hawkins (HWKN) Stock Price

Media stories about Hawkins (NASDAQ:HWKN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to AlphaOne Sentiment. The research group, a service of Accern, rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hawkins earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news coverage about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 22 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Hawkins (NASDAQ:HWKN)

Shares of Hawkins (NASDAQ:HWKN) traded up 0.84% during trading on Friday, hitting $48.30. The company had a trading volume of 36,413 shares. The stock has a market cap of $512.90 million, a PE ratio of 22.68 and a beta of 0.82. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $48.87 and a 200 day moving average of $50.24. Hawkins has a 12-month low of $38.60 and a 12-month high of $54.80.

Hawkins (NASDAQ:HWKN) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May 31st. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $118.62 million during the quarter. Hawkins had a net margin of 4.66% and a return on equity of 10.52%. On average, analysts forecast that Hawkins will post $2.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In other Hawkins news, VP Richard G. Erstad sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.00, for a total transaction of $96,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 3.50% of the company’s stock.

Hawkins Company Profile

Hawkins, Inc distributes, blends and manufactures chemicals and specialty ingredients for its customers in a range of industries. The Company conducts its business in three segments: Industrial, Water Treatment, and Health and Nutrition. Its Industrial segment is engaged in providing industrial chemicals, products and services to various industries, such as agriculture, chemical processing, electronics and energy.

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