Somewhat Negative Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Lawson Products (LAWS) Stock Price

News headlines about Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) have trended somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public 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 -0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.515292827493 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Lawson Products (LAWS) traded down $0.05 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $25.70. The stock had a trading volume of 7,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 16,731. Lawson Products has a twelve month low of $18.70 and a twelve month high of $28.10. The stock has a market capitalization of $228.42, a P/E ratio of 285.56, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.36 and a beta of 1.60. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a current ratio of 2.42.

Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) last announced its earnings results 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). The company had revenue of $75.65 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $74.16 million. Lawson Products had a net margin of 1.64% and a return on equity of 1.72%. research analysts anticipate that Lawson Products will post 0.51 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on LAWS shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Lawson Products from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $27.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. TheStreet raised Lawson Products from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Barrington Research reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $30.00 target price (up from $27.00) on shares of Lawson Products in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Lawson Products in a report on Sunday, September 17th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Lawson Products currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.50.

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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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