Headlines about Hawkins (NASDAQ:HWKN) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hawkins earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 22 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Hawkins (NASDAQ:HWKN) traded down 0.43% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $46.80. 15,734 shares of the company traded hands. Hawkins has a 52 week low of $38.60 and a 52 week high of $54.80. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $48.06 and a 200 day moving average price of $50.02. The firm has a market capitalization of $496.97 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.97 and a beta of 0.74.

Hawkins (NASDAQ:HWKN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 31st. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $118.62 million for the quarter. Hawkins had a return on equity of 10.52% and a net margin of 4.66%. On average, analysts anticipate that Hawkins will post $2.52 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other news, VP Richard G. Erstad sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.00, for a total value of $96,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 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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