Hawthorn Bancshares (NASDAQ:HWBK) Now Covered by StockNews.com Analysts

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StockNews.com analysts have launched a hedge on the shares of Hawthorn Bancshares (NASDAQ:HWBK – Get a Rating) in a research note released Friday to investors. The company has set a “buy” rating on the shares of the financial services provider.

NASDAQ: HWBK opened at $25.52 on Friday. Hawthorn Bancshares has a 52-week low of $21.76 and a 52-week high of $27.46. The company has a quick ratio of 0.94, a current ratio of 0.95 and a debt ratio of 0.94. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is $25.77 and its two-hundred-day simple moving average is $25.88. The stock has a market capitalization of $172.74 million, a PE ratio of 7.54 and a beta of 0.42.

Hawthorn Bancshares (NASDAQ:HWBK – Get Rating) last released its quarterly results on Friday, April 29. The financial services provider reported EPS of $1.00 for the quarter. The company had revenue of $17.87 million in the quarter. Hawthorn Bancshares had a return on equity of 16.45% and a net margin of 29.31%.

In other Hawthorn Bancshares news, Director Frank E. Burkhead purchased 1,000 shares of the company in a trade dated Monday, June 6. The shares were purchased at an average price of $26.95 per share, with a total value of $26,950.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the administrator now owns 17,417 shares of the company, valued at approximately $469,388.15. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, accessible via this hyperlink. Company insiders own 12.30% of the company’s shares.

A number of large investors have recently changed their positions in the stock. River Oaks Capital LLC purchased a new stake in Hawthorn Bancshares during the fourth quarter for $586,000. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Hawthorn Bancshares during the fourth quarter for $733,000. Sonen Capital LLC purchased a new stake in Hawthorn Bancshares during the fourth quarter for $698,000. Eidelman Virant Capital purchased a new stake in Hawthorn Bancshares during the first quarter for $202,000. Finally, American Century Companies Inc. increased its stake in Hawthorn Bancshares by 28.4% during the first quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 23,481 shares of the financial services provider worth $594,000 after purchasing an additional 5,196 shares during the period. 34.03% of the shares are currently held by institutional investors.

Hawthorn Bancshares Company Profile (Get an evaluation)

Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc operates as a bank holding company for Hawthorn Bank which provides commercial and personal banking services. It accepts checking, savings, money market, individual retirement and other term deposit accounts; and certificates of deposit. The Company also offers commercial and industrial, personal, installment, commercial and residential real estate and consumer loans, as well as small business equipment, operations and administration loans; and debit and credit cards.

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