Hawthorn Bancshares (NASDAQ:HWBK) Earns Hold Rating from Analysts at StockNews.com

StockNews.com assumed coverage on shares of Hawthorn Bancshares (NASDAQ:HWBKGet Rating) in a report issued on Thursday. The brokerage issued a hold rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

Hawthorn Bancshares Stock Down 1.8 %

Hawthorn Bancshares stock traded down $0.40 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $21.95. 35,041 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 8,148. The company’s fifty day moving average price is $24.10 and its 200-day moving average price is $23.21. The company has a market cap of $148.60 million, a PE ratio of 7.19 and a beta of 0.41. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 0.96 and a quick ratio of 0.96. Hawthorn Bancshares has a fifty-two week low of $21.06 and a fifty-two week high of $27.00.

Hawthorn Bancshares (NASDAQ:HWBKGet Rating) last announced its earnings results on Monday, January 30th. The financial services provider reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Hawthorn Bancshares had a return on equity of 16.65% and a net margin of 24.93%. The company had revenue of $18.11 million for the quarter.

Hawthorn Bancshares Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Saturday, April 1st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 15th will be given a $0.17 dividend. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.10%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 14th. Hawthorn Bancshares’s payout ratio is 22.28%.

Insider Buying and Selling at Hawthorn Bancshares

In other Hawthorn Bancshares news, Director Jonathan L. States bought 1,976 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 27th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $25.42 per share, with a total value of $50,229.92. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,976 shares in the company, valued at approximately $50,229.92. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. 12.30% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Hedge Funds Weigh In On Hawthorn Bancshares

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in HWBK. Strategic Value Bank Partners LLC increased its holdings in shares of Hawthorn Bancshares by 22.2% in the 2nd quarter. Strategic Value Bank Partners LLC now owns 5,038 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $128,000 after acquiring an additional 916 shares during the last quarter. PL Capital Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Hawthorn Bancshares by 0.3% in the 3rd quarter. PL Capital Advisors LLC now owns 355,448 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $7,155,000 after acquiring an additional 1,081 shares during the last quarter. Pinnacle Holdings LLC increased its holdings in shares of Hawthorn Bancshares by 4.0% in the 2nd quarter. Pinnacle Holdings LLC now owns 41,654 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,062,000 after acquiring an additional 1,602 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in shares of Hawthorn Bancshares by 0.9% in the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 176,553 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $3,860,000 after acquiring an additional 1,607 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp increased its holdings in shares of Hawthorn Bancshares by 6.7% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 26,265 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $674,000 after acquiring an additional 1,659 shares during the last quarter. 32.88% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Hawthorn Bancshares Company Profile

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Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc operates as a bank holding company, which provides banking services to individual and corporate customers through its subsidiary, Hawthorn Bank. It offers checking and savings accounts, internet banking, debit cards, certificates of deposit, brokerage services, personal loans, installment loans, trust services, credit related insurance, and safe deposit boxes.

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