StockNews.com began coverage on shares of Hawkins (NASDAQ:HWKN – Get Rating) in a research report released on Thursday morning. The firm issued a hold rating on the specialty chemicals company’s stock.
Hawkins Stock Performance
Shares of NASDAQ:HWKN traded down $1.02 during trading on Thursday, reaching $41.64. 680,926 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 67,617. The company has a current ratio of 2.83, a quick ratio of 1.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35. The firm has a market cap of $876.52 million, a PE ratio of 14.82 and a beta of 0.82. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $40.30 and a 200-day moving average price of $40.28. Hawkins has a 12 month low of $33.31 and a 12 month high of $48.12.
Hawkins Increases Dividend
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 3rd. Investors of record on Friday, February 17th were paid a $0.15 dividend. This is a boost from Hawkins’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.14. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.44%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 16th. Hawkins’s payout ratio is 21.35%.
Institutional Investors Weigh In On Hawkins
Hawkins Company Profile
Hawkins, Inc engages in the distribution, blending, and manufacture of chemicals and specialty ingredients for a wide variety of industries. It operates through the following segments: Industrial, Water Treatment, and Health and Nutrition. The Industrial segment provides industrial chemicals, products, and services to the agriculture, chemical processing, electronics, energy, food, pharmaceutical, and plating industries.
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