Hawkins, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWKN)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $31.90 and last traded at $32.10, with a volume of 71986 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $35.15.
Separately, BidaskClub lowered shares of Hawkins from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th.
The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 1.45 and a current ratio of 2.74. The stock has a market capitalization of $375.94, a PE ratio of 20.56 and a beta of 0.67.
Hawkins (NASDAQ:HWKN) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $118.05 million during the quarter. Hawkins had a net margin of 6.53% and a return on equity of 7.94%.
The company also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 6th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 23rd will be issued a dividend of $0.44 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 2.55%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 22nd.
Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of HWKN. Ramsey Quantitative Systems purchased a new position in shares of Hawkins during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $123,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Hawkins during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $168,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its holdings in shares of Hawkins by 70.8% during the 3rd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 4,763 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $194,000 after purchasing an additional 1,974 shares in the last quarter. BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd purchased a new position in shares of Hawkins during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $222,000. Finally, Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Hawkins during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $266,000. 58.42% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
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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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