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How to buy Hawkins (HWKN) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Hawkins stocks.

Hawkins (HWKN) is a leading specialty chemicals business based in the US. It opened the day at $32.46 after a previous close of $32.56. During the day the price has varied from a low of $32.12 to a high of $32.67. The latest price was $32.5 (25 minute delay). Hawkins is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 742 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Hawkins stock price (NASDAQ:HWKN)

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Hawkins shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-16.
Previous close$32.56
Change $-0.06
Change % -0.1843%
Volume 14,096
Information last updated 2022-01-18.
52-week range$24.19 - $40.97
50-day moving average $37.36
200-day moving average $35.15
Wall St. target price$44.00
PE ratio 17.5145
Dividend yield $0.491 (1.32%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.25

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Is it a good time to buy Hawkins stock?

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Hawkins price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $32.5 from 2022-01-19

1 week (2022-01-13) -17.20%
1 month (2021-12-20) -13.88%
3 months (2021-10-20) -14.94%
6 months (2021-07-20) 4.20%
1 year (2021-01-20) -39.78%
2 years (2020-01-17) -25.22%
3 years (2019-01-18) 42.76
5 years (2017-01-20) 52.7

Is Hawkins under- or over-valued?

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

Hawkins's P/E ratio

Hawkins's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Hawkins shares trade at around 18x 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.

Hawkins's EBITDA

Hawkins's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $88.6 million.

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

Hawkins financials

Revenue TTM $670.4 million
Operating margin TTM 9.71%
Gross profit TTM $123.8 million
Return on assets TTM 9.03%
Return on equity TTM 17.72%
Profit margin 7.12%
Book value $13.61
Market capitalisation $831.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Hawkins share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 22.3% of net profits

Recently Hawkins has paid out, on average, around 22.3% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.32% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Hawkins shareholders could enjoy a 1.32% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Hawkins's case, that would currently equate to about $0.491 per share.

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

Hawkins's most recent dividend payout was on 19 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Hawkins's shares ever split?

Hawkins's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 March 2021. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Hawkins shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Hawkins shares which in turn could have impacted Hawkins's share price.

Hawkins share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hawkins's shares have ranged in value from as little as $24.1898 up to $40.97. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HWKN.US volatility(beta: 0.89)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 Hawkins's is 0.8905. This would suggest that Hawkins's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Hawkins overview

Hawkins, Inc. blends, manufactures, and distributes chemicals and other specialty ingredients in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Industrial, Water Treatment, and Health and Nutrition. The Industrial segment offers industrial chemicals, products, and services to agriculture, chemical processing, electronics, energy, food, pharmaceutical, and plating industries. This segment primarily provides acids, alkalis, and industrial and food-grade salts. It also receives, stores, and distributes various chemicals, such as liquid caustic soda, sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, urea, phosphoric acid, aqua ammonia, and potassium hydroxide. In addition, this segment manufactures sodium hypochlorite and agricultural products, as well as various food-grade products that include liquid phosphates, lactates, and other blended products; repackages water treatment chemicals and bulk industrial chemicals; and performs custom blending of chemicals, and contract and private label bleach packaging.

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