Lawson Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAWS)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reissued by investment analysts at Barrington Research in a note issued to investors on Thursday, The Fly reports. They currently have a $30.00 price target on the industrial products company’s stock. Barrington Research’s price target indicates a potential upside of 19.28% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other equities analysts have also weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Lawson Products from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. TheStreet upgraded shares of 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. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Lawson Products currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $28.50.

Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The industrial products company reported $0.14 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.20 by ($0.06). Lawson Products had a return on equity of 1.72% and a net margin of 1.64%. The firm had revenue of $75.65 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $74.16 million.

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Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in Lawson Products during the 1st quarter valued at $132,000. King Luther Capital Management Corp raised its stake in Lawson Products by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. King Luther Capital Management Corp now owns 2,225,414 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $49,293,000 after buying an additional 14,710 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its stake in Lawson Products by 19.0% during the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 6,253 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the last quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL raised its stake in Lawson Products by 2.3% during the 2nd quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 217,800 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $4,824,000 after buying an additional 5,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Daruma Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Lawson Products by 29.6% during the 2nd quarter. Daruma Capital Management LLC now owns 68,655 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $1,521,000 after buying an additional 15,672 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 64.17% of the company’s stock.

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.

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