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How to buy Lawson Products stock

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Lawson Products, Inc is an industrial distribution business based in the US. Lawson Products shares (LAWS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Lawson Products employs 1,910 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Lawson Products share price

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Lawson Products shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$28.26 - $60.79
50-day moving average $52.58
200-day moving average $50.25
Wall St. target price$57.00
PE ratio 32.3765
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.62

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Is it a good time to buy Lawson Products stock?

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Is Lawson Products under- or over-valued?

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

Lawson Products's P/E ratio

Lawson Products's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, Lawson Products shares trade at around 32x recent earnings.

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

Lawson Products's PEG ratio

Lawson Products's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.19. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Lawson Products's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Lawson Products's EBITDA

Lawson Products's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $31.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Lawson Products's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Lawson Products financials

Revenue TTM $351.6 million
Operating margin TTM 7.23%
Gross profit TTM $186.5 million
Return on assets TTM 6.9%
Return on equity TTM 13.12%
Profit margin 4.3%
Book value $13.51
Market capitalisation $462.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Lawson Products shares

There are currently 48,034 Lawson Products shares held short by investors – that's known as Lawson Products's "short interest". This figure is 7% down from 51,661 last month.

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

Lawson Products's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Lawson Products's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lawson Products shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lawson Products shares traded daily (recently around 12099.244332494). Lawson Products's SIR currently stands at 3.97. In other words for every 100,000 Lawson Products shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3970 shares are currently held short.

However Lawson Products's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lawson Products shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lawson Products shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lawson Products's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lawson Products shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0109% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lawson Products shares, roughly 11 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Lawson Products.

Find out more about how you can short Lawson Products stock.

Lawson Products share dividends

We're not expecting Lawson Products to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Lawson Products's shares ever split?

Lawson Products's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 18 April 1988. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lawson Products shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lawson Products shares which in turn could have impacted Lawson Products's share price.

Lawson Products share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lawson Products's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.26 up to $60.79. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LAWS.US volatility(beta: 1.02)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 Lawson Products's is 1.0204. This would suggest that Lawson Products's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Lawson Products overview

Lawson Products, Inc. distributes products and services to the industrial, commercial, institutional, and government maintenance, repair, and operations marketplace in the United States and Canada. It operates in two segments, Lawson and Bolt. The company's products include fastening systems, cutting tools and abrasives, fluid power products, specialty chemicals, electrical products, aftermarket automotive supplies, safety products, welding and metal repair products, and other products. It serves customers operating in the automotive repair, commercial vehicle maintenance, government, manufacturing, food processing, distribution, construction, oil and gas, mining, wholesale, service, and other industries. The company sells its products through sales representatives, as well as directly from its Website. Lawson Products, Inc.

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