Press coverage about Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) has been trending somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lawson Products earned a news impact score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.0243826684588 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) opened at $25.25 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $222.20, a PE ratio of 50.50, a PEG ratio of 3.27 and a beta of 1.60. Lawson Products has a 52-week low of $18.70 and a 52-week high of $28.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09, a current ratio of 2.42 and a quick ratio of 1.41.

Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The industrial products company reported $0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by ($0.06). The business had revenue of $75.65 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $74.16 million. Lawson Products had a net margin of 1.64% and a return on equity of 1.72%. sell-side analysts forecast that Lawson Products will post 0.51 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Lawson Products from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Lawson Products in a research report on Sunday, September 17th. TheStreet raised shares of Lawson Products from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Barrington Research reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $30.00 price objective (up from $27.00) on shares of Lawson Products in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $28.50.

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Lawson Products Company Profile

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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