Associated Banc Corp boosted its stake in shares of Hawkins, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWKN) by 44.3% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 10,230 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,139 shares during the quarter. Associated Banc Corp’s holdings in Hawkins were worth $360,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd bought a new stake in Hawkins during the second quarter valued at about $509,000. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Hawkins by 3.4% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 635,831 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $29,470,000 after buying an additional 21,199 shares during the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP purchased a new stake in Hawkins in the third quarter valued at about $764,000. Allianz Asset Management GmbH raised its stake in 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 buying an additional 3,509 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in Hawkins by 5.4% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 135,693 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $6,290,000 after buying an additional 6,905 shares during the last quarter. 58.62% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Hawkins, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWKN) opened at $35.30 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.45, a current ratio of 2.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. Hawkins, Inc. has a 12 month low of $32.70 and a 12 month high of $53.50. The company has a market capitalization of $368.45, a PE ratio of 11.51 and a beta of 0.72.

The firm also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 6th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 23rd will be paid a $0.44 dividend. This represents a yield of 2.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 22nd. Hawkins’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 28.85%.

Separately, BidaskClub upgraded Hawkins from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday.

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About Hawkins

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Hawkins (NASDAQ:HWKN)

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