Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Hawthorn Bancshares (HWBK) Share Price

Press coverage about Hawthorn Bancshares (NASDAQ:HWBK) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hawthorn Bancshares earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.8668221616811 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Hawthorn Bancshares (NASDAQ:HWBK) traded up 0.98% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $20.70. 164,130 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $20.44 and its 200-day moving average is $20.26. Hawthorn Bancshares has a 12 month low of $13.32 and a 12 month high of $22.36. The stock has a market cap of $120.70 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.33 and a beta of 0.23.

Hawthorn Bancshares (NASDAQ:HWBK) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Hawthorn Bancshares had a net margin of 13.77% and a return on equity of 8.48%. The firm had revenue of $12.92 million during the quarter.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Sunday, October 1st. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th were issued a dividend of $0.07 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.37%. Hawthorn Bancshares’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 20.90%.

Hawthorn Bancshares announced that its board has approved a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, August 9th that permits the company to buyback $1.50 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization permits the financial services provider to buy up to 1.2% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically an indication that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.

Separately, TheStreet raised shares of Hawthorn Bancshares from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Friday, September 29th.

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Hawthorn Bancshares Company Profile

Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc is a bank holding company. Its activities are limited to ownership, indirectly through its subsidiary, Union State Bancshares, Inc (Union), of the outstanding capital stock of Hawthorn Bank. Hawthorn Bank is a full service bank conducting a general banking and trust business, offering its customers checking and savings accounts, Internet banking, debit cards, certificates of deposit, trust services, brokerage services, safety deposit boxes and a range of lending services.

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