Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Lawson Products (LAWS) Share Price

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News stories about Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lawson Products earned a media sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.312190737437 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

NASDAQ LAWS traded up $0.25 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $36.55. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 234 shares, compared to its average volume of 12,245. Lawson Products has a 52-week low of $21.00 and a 52-week high of $36.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a current ratio of 1.74. The firm has a market capitalization of $300.56 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 71.67, a PEG ratio of 1.82 and a beta of 1.39.

Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) last posted its quarterly 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 firm had revenue of $90.38 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $87.01 million. sell-side analysts forecast that Lawson Products will post 1.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms recently commented on LAWS. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Lawson Products from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 24th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Lawson Products from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Lawson Products from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $31.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. Barrington Research restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $35.00 price target on shares of Lawson Products in a report on Tuesday, July 31st. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Lawson Products from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, May 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $33.00.

Lawson Products Company Profile

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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