News headlines about Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing 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 media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.7004422647183 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) traded up $0.05 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $22.30. The stock had a trading volume of 5,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,871. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a current ratio of 2.42. The firm has a market cap of $198.20, a price-to-earnings ratio of 44.60, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.47. Lawson Products has a fifty-two week low of $18.70 and a fifty-two week high of $28.10.

A number of 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 $29.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Barrington Research reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $30.00 price objective (up previously from $27.00) on shares of Lawson Products in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $29.00.

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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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