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

StockNews.com assumed coverage on shares of Hawthorn Bancshares (NASDAQ:HWBKGet Rating) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. The firm set a “buy” rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

Hawthorn Bancshares stock opened at $26.50 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $174.82 million, a PE ratio of 7.78 and a beta of 0.50. Hawthorn Bancshares has a fifty-two week low of $21.00 and a fifty-two week high of $27.46. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $26.09. The company has a current ratio of 0.95, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85.

Hawthorn Bancshares (NASDAQ:HWBKGet Rating) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, January 28th. The financial services provider reported $0.90 earnings per share for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $18.78 million for the quarter. Hawthorn Bancshares had a net margin of 27.86% and a return on equity of 16.22%.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Northern Trust Corp increased its holdings in shares of Hawthorn Bancshares by 4.4% in the fourth quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 15,820 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $411,000 after purchasing an additional 660 shares during the period. Royal Bank of Canada increased its stake in Hawthorn Bancshares by 149.0% in the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 1,484 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $34,000 after acquiring an additional 888 shares during the last quarter. PL Capital Advisors LLC increased its stake in Hawthorn Bancshares by 0.3% in the third quarter. PL Capital Advisors LLC now owns 312,730 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $7,243,000 after acquiring an additional 1,040 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in Hawthorn Bancshares by 5.0% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 25,398 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $659,000 after acquiring an additional 1,204 shares during the last quarter. Finally, American Century Companies Inc. increased its stake in Hawthorn Bancshares by 15.8% in the third quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 13,386 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $310,000 after acquiring an additional 1,827 shares during the last quarter. 32.90% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Hawthorn Bancshares (Get Rating)

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

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