News coverage about Hawkins (NASDAQ:HWKN) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hawkins earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 45.6519165158868 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Hawkins (NASDAQ HWKN) opened at $39.80 on Friday. Hawkins has a 12-month low of $34.20 and a 12-month high of $54.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 2.52 and a quick ratio of 1.26. The company has a market cap of $423.33, a PE ratio of 22.42 and a beta of 0.73.

Hawkins (NASDAQ:HWKN) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter. Hawkins had a net margin of 3.84% and a return on equity of 8.49%. The firm had revenue of $125.40 million during the quarter.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Hawkins from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. TheStreet cut shares of Hawkins from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th.

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In related news, Director Mary J. Schumacher bought 1,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 28th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $35.80 per share, with a total value of $50,120.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 6,616 shares in the company, valued at approximately $236,852.80. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Jeffrey L. Wright bought 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $34.47 per share, with a total value of $103,410.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 14,356 shares in the company, valued at approximately $494,851.32. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 3.70% of the company’s stock.

Hawkins Company Profile

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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