BidaskClub cut shares of Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Saturday, BidAskClub reports.

Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on LAWS. TheStreet raised Lawson Products from a c rating to a b- rating in a report on Friday, May 1st. Barrington Research assumed coverage on Lawson Products in a report on Thursday, May 28th. They set a buy rating and a $44.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Lawson Products from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $38.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, June 24th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $41.00.

LAWS stock opened at $32.11 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $270.34 million, a PE ratio of 19.46, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.67 and a beta of 1.43. Lawson Products has a 12-month low of $24.52 and a 12-month high of $58.28. The company has a current ratio of 2.99, a quick ratio of 1.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16. The stock’s 50 day simple moving average is $32.39 and its 200 day simple moving average is $39.40.

Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 30th. The industrial products company reported $1.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.84. The business had revenue of $91.04 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $94.17 million. Lawson Products had a return on equity of 12.71% and a net margin of 4.21%. On average, research analysts predict that Lawson Products will post 2.55 earnings per share for the current year.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of LAWS. Russell Investments Group Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of Lawson Products in the 4th quarter worth $229,000. Natixis Advisors L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of Lawson Products in the 4th quarter worth $622,000. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in shares of Lawson Products by 2,825.6% in the 4th quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 21,679 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $1,130,000 after purchasing an additional 20,938 shares in the last quarter. Barclays PLC increased its stake in shares of Lawson Products by 86.1% in the 4th quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 5,957 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $311,000 after purchasing an additional 2,756 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Moneta Group Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Lawson Products in the 4th quarter worth $208,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.70% of the company’s stock.

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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