Press coverage about Hawthorn Bancshares (NASDAQ:HWBK) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hawthorn Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9655941227341 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

HWBK has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. ValuEngine raised shares of Hawthorn Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. TheStreet downgraded shares of Hawthorn Bancshares from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Monday, June 19th.

Shares of Hawthorn Bancshares (HWBK) traded up 1.74% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $20.50. 1,948 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a market capitalization of $119.54 million, a P/E ratio of 15.19 and a beta of 0.20. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $20.48 and a 200-day moving average of $20.18. Hawthorn Bancshares has a 12-month low of $13.85 and a 12-month high of $23.25.

Hawthorn Bancshares (NASDAQ:HWBK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Hawthorn Bancshares had a net margin of 13.77% and a return on equity of 8.48%. The firm had revenue of $12.92 million for the quarter.

Hawthorn Bancshares declared that its board has initiated a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, August 9th that authorizes the company to buyback $1.50 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the financial services provider to reacquire up to 1.2% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually an indication that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Sunday, October 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.07 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.37%. Hawthorn Bancshares’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 20.90%.

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Hawthorn Bancshares Company Profile

Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc is a bank holding company. Its activities are limited to ownership, indirectly through its subsidiary, Union State Bancshares, Inc (Union), of the outstanding capital stock of Hawthorn Bank. Hawthorn Bank is a full service bank conducting a general banking and trust business, offering its customers checking and savings accounts, Internet banking, debit cards, certificates of deposit, trust services, brokerage services, safety deposit boxes and a range of lending services.

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