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How to buy Hawthorn Bancshares stock

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Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Hawthorn Bancshares shares (HWBK) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Hawthorn Bancshares employs 290 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Hawthorn Bancshares share price

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Hawthorn Bancshares shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$14.88 - $25.91
50-day moving average $21.32
200-day moving average $20.94
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 7.1704
Dividend yield $0.375 (1.77%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.00

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Is Hawthorn Bancshares under- or over-valued?

Valuing Hawthorn Bancshares stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Hawthorn Bancshares's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Hawthorn Bancshares's P/E ratio

Hawthorn Bancshares's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Hawthorn Bancshares shares trade at around 7x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Hawthorn Bancshares financials

Revenue TTM $69.5 million
Operating margin TTM 34.24%
Gross profit TTM $62.2 million
Return on assets TTM 0.89%
Return on equity TTM 11.64%
Profit margin 27.72%
Book value $20.15
Market capitalisation $137 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Hawthorn Bancshares shares

There are currently 113,815 Hawthorn Bancshares shares held short by investors – that's known as Hawthorn Bancshares's "short interest". This figure is 29.4% up from 87,931 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Hawthorn Bancshares shares can be evaluated.

Hawthorn Bancshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Hawthorn Bancshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Hawthorn Bancshares shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Hawthorn Bancshares shares traded daily (recently around 15380.405405405). Hawthorn Bancshares's SIR currently stands at 7.4. In other words for every 100,000 Hawthorn Bancshares shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7400 shares are currently held short.

However Hawthorn Bancshares's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Hawthorn Bancshares shares, or, against the total number of tradable Hawthorn Bancshares shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Hawthorn Bancshares's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Hawthorn Bancshares shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0201% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Hawthorn Bancshares shares, roughly 20 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Hawthorn Bancshares.

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Hawthorn Bancshares share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 17.42% of net profits

Recently Hawthorn Bancshares has paid out, on average, around 17.42% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.46% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Hawthorn Bancshares shareholders could enjoy a 2.46% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Hawthorn Bancshares's case, that would currently equate to about $0.375 per share.

While Hawthorn Bancshares's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Hawthorn Bancshares is investing more in its future growth.

Hawthorn Bancshares's most recent dividend payout was on 31 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Hawthorn Bancshares's shares ever split?

Hawthorn Bancshares's shares were split on a 104:100 basis on 13 June 2018. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 104 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Hawthorn Bancshares shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 3.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Hawthorn Bancshares shares which in turn could have impacted Hawthorn Bancshares's share price.

Hawthorn Bancshares share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hawthorn Bancshares's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.8811 up to $25.911. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HWBK.US volatility(beta: 0.59)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Hawthorn Bancshares's is 0.5929. This would suggest that Hawthorn Bancshares's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Hawthorn Bancshares overview

Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Hawthorn Bank that provides various banking services in Missouri. It offers checking and savings accounts, and certificates of deposit; debit and credit cards; and commercial and industrial, single payment personal, installment, and commercial and residential real estate loans. The company also provides trust, Internet banking, and brokerage services; and safety deposit boxes. It operates 23 banking offices. The company was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Jefferson City, Missouri. .

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