Lawson Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAWS) will be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, October 18th. Analysts expect Lawson Products to post earnings of $0.13 per share for the quarter.

Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The industrial products company reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.10. Lawson Products had a net margin of 1.85% and a return on equity of 2.54%. The firm had revenue of $75.01 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $72.41 million. On average, analysts expect Lawson Products to post $0.54 EPS for the current fiscal year and $0.75 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Lawson Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAWS) opened at 26.00 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $24.27 and a 200-day moving average of $22.19. The company has a market cap of $230.72 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 43.77 and a beta of 1.58. Lawson Products, Inc. has a 52 week low of $16.69 and a 52 week high of $28.10.

A number of research firms have issued reports on LAWS. Zacks Investment Research cut Lawson Products from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. TheStreet upgraded Lawson Products from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Lawson Products in a report on Sunday, September 17th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Lawson Products currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $26.00.

In related news, EVP Neil E. Jenkins sold 5,662 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.48, for a total value of $127,281.76. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 12,607 shares in the company, valued at approximately $283,405.36. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 18.20% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Lawson Products stock. State Street Corp increased its position in Lawson Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAWS) by 12.1% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 81,043 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,776 shares during the period. State Street Corp owned approximately 0.91% of Lawson Products worth $1,795,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Institutional investors own 64.21% of the company’s stock.

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About Lawson Products

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.

Earnings History for Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS)

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