Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Hawkins, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWKN) by 0.7% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 750,042 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after buying an additional 4,965 shares during the quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. owned about 0.07% of Hawkins worth $32,559,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in HWKN. Investors Research Corp lifted its position in shares of Hawkins by 35.7% during the 2nd quarter. Investors Research Corp now owns 950 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $41,000 after acquiring an additional 250 shares during the period. WINTON GROUP Ltd raised its holdings in Hawkins by 7.4% during the second quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 15,886 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $690,000 after buying an additional 1,100 shares during the last quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System raised its holdings in Hawkins by 13.1% during the second quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System now owns 7,757 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $337,000 after buying an additional 900 shares during the last quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. raised its holdings in Hawkins by 4.1% during the second quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 32,700 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $1,420,000 after buying an additional 1,300 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bowling Portfolio Management LLC acquired a new position in Hawkins during the second quarter worth $678,000. Institutional investors own 59.59% of the company’s stock.

HWKN traded down $0.14 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $40.83. 2,385 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 30,031. The company has a quick ratio of 1.43, a current ratio of 2.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37. The business’s 50 day moving average is $42.78 and its two-hundred day moving average is $41.03. Hawkins, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $32.01 and a fifty-two week high of $47.94. The stock has a market cap of $422.45 million, a P/E ratio of 16.85 and a beta of 0.89.

Hawkins (NASDAQ:HWKN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 31st. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.92 earnings per share for the quarter. Hawkins had a net margin of 4.53% and a return on equity of 11.46%. The firm had revenue of $147.34 million for the quarter.

HWKN has been the topic of several research reports. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Hawkins from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, October 5th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Hawkins from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, July 5th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Hawkins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 8th.

About Hawkins

Hawkins, Inc blends, manufactures, and distributes chemicals and other specialty ingredients in the United States and internationaly. It operates in three segments: Industrial, Water Treatment, and Health and Nutrition. It provides industrial chemicals, products, and services to agriculture, chemical processing, electronics, energy, food, pharmaceutical, and plating industries.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Hawkins (NASDAQ:HWKN)

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