Hawthorn Bancshares (NASDAQ:HWBK) coverage Initiated by analysts at StockNews.com

Stock researchers from StockNews.com began reporting shares of Hawthorn Bancshares (NASDAQ:HWBK – Get Rating) in a research paper published on Wednesday. The brokerage firm has given the financial services provider a “buy” rating.

Hawthorn Bancshares shares opened at $24.01 on Wednesday. Hawthorn Bancshares has a 12-month low of $21.76 and a 12-month high of $27.46. The company has a debt to equity ratio of 0.94, a current ratio of 0.95 and a quick ratio of 0.94. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $26.10 and a 200-day simple moving average of $25.81. The stock has a market cap of $162.52 million, a P/E of 7.09 and a beta of 0.44.

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

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In other news from Hawthorn Bancshares, director Frank E. Burkhead acquired 1,000 shares of the company’s shares in a transaction on Monday, June 6th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $26.95 per share for a total transaction of $26,950.00. Upon completion of the transaction, the Director now owns 17,417 shares of the Company, valued at approximately $469,388.15. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission available at this link. Company insiders own 12.30% of the company’s shares.

A number of institutional investors have been buying and selling HWBK stock recently. The Royal Bank of Canada increased its holding in Hawthorn Bancshares by 149.0% in the second quarter. The Royal Bank of Canada now owns 1,484 shares of the financial services provider, valued at $34,000, after buying another 888 shares last quarter. UMB Bank NA MO acquired a new stake in Hawthorn Bancshares stock valued at $78,000 during the fourth quarter. Strategic Value Bank Partners LLC acquired a new interest in Hawthorn Bancshares stock valued at $104,000 during the first quarter. Morgan Stanley increased its stake in Hawthorn Bancshares shares by 13,886.1% in the second quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 5,035 shares of the financial services firm, valued at $115,000, after purchasing an additional 4,999 shares last quarter. Finally, Eidelman Virant Capital acquired a new stake in Hawthorn Bancshares stock valued at $202,000 during the first quarter. 34.03% of the shares are currently held by institutional investors.

About Hawthorn Bancshares (get rating)

Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc acts as the bank holding company for Hawthorn Bank, which 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, commercial and small business management loans; and debit and credit cards.

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