NASDAQ:LAWS - Lawson Products Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$29.55 +0.23 (+0.78 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 01:49 PM ET)
Previous Close$29.32
Today's Range$29.54 - $29.97
52-Week Range$21.00 - $36.90
Volume757 shs
Average Volume8,425 shs
Market Capitalization$263.22 million
P/E Ratio57.76
Dividend YieldN/A
Lawson Products, Inc. distributes products and services to the industrial, commercial, institutional, and government maintenance, repair, and operations marketplace in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. It operates in two segments, Lawson and Bolt. The company's products include fastening systems, fluid power products, specialty chemicals, cutting tools and abrasives, 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 or through fax or phone. Lawson Products, Inc. was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Machinery, equipment, & supplies
SectorIndustrial Products
Current SymbolNASDAQ:LAWS
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.06
Current Ratio1.67
Quick Ratio0.88


Trailing P/E Ratio57.76
Forward P/E Ratio46.17
P/E Growth2.63

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$305.91 million
Price / Sales0.86
Cash Flow$1.2893 per share
Price / Cash Flow22.92
Book Value$10.52 per share
Price / Book2.81


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.51
Net Income$29.68 million
Net Margins6.93%
Return on Equity4.09%
Return on Assets2.03%


Outstanding Shares8,920,000
Market Cap$263.22 million
OptionableNot Optionable

Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lawson Products' stock symbol?

Lawson Products trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LAWS."

How were Lawson Products' earnings last quarter?

Lawson Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAWS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 25th. The industrial products company reported ($0.13) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.50. The industrial products company had revenue of $88.53 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $89.54 million. Lawson Products had a net margin of 6.93% and a return on equity of 4.09%. View Lawson Products' Earnings History.

When is Lawson Products' next earnings date?

Lawson Products is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 28th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Lawson Products.

What price target have analysts set for LAWS?

1 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Lawson Products' stock. Their forecasts range from $37.00 to $37.00. On average, they expect Lawson Products' share price to reach $37.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 25.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Lawson Products.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Lawson Products?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Lawson Products in the last year. There are currently 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Lawson Products.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Lawson Products stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Lawson Products stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Lawson Products, Inc. is a distributor of expendable maintenance, repair & replacement products. It also distributes production components to the O.E.M. marketplace. These products may be divided into 3 broad categories: Fasteners, Fittings & Related Parts, such as screws, nuts, & other fasteners; Industrial Supplies, such as hoses, lubricants, adhesives & other chemicals, as well as files, drills, & other shop supplies; & Automotive & Equipment Maintenance Parts, such as primary wiring, connectors & other electrical supplies, exhaust & other automotive parts. " (11/20/2018)
  • 2. Barrington Research analysts commented, "We believe the demand environment for Lawson generally remains favorable. Index has been above 50 for 25 consecutive months, indicating expansion in the manufacturing economy. The Index has been in the range of 57-61 during the first nine months of 2018." (10/24/2018)

Has Lawson Products been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about LAWS stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Lawson Products earned a media sentiment score of 1.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the industrial products company a news buzz of 3.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future.

Who are some of Lawson Products' key competitors?

Who are Lawson Products' key executives?

Lawson Products' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Michael G. DeCata, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 60)
  • Mr. Ronald J. Knutson, CFO, Exec. VP, Controller & Treasurer (Age 54)
  • Mr. Neil E. Jenkins, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 68)
  • Mr. Matthew J. Brown, Sr. VP of Sales (Age 54)
  • Mr. Shane T. McCarthy, Sr. VP of Supply Chain & Bus. Devel. (Age 49)

Who are Lawson Products' major shareholders?

Lawson Products' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.62%), BlackRock Inc. (5.70%), Vanguard Group Inc (2.57%), Vanguard Group Inc. (2.57%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (2.22%) and Cadence Capital Management LLC (1.32%). Company insiders that own Lawson Products stock include John Bryan King, Matthew Jay Brown, Michael G Decata, Neil E Jenkins, Private Discipline Master Lkcm, Ronald B Port, Ronald J Knutson and Shane Mccarthy. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Lawson Products.

Which major investors are selling Lawson Products stock?

LAWS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Strs Ohio, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and BlackRock Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lawson Products.

Which major investors are buying Lawson Products stock?

LAWS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Royce & Associates LP, EAM Investors LLC, Cadence Capital Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Ramsey Quantitative Systems, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Rhumbline Advisers and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Company insiders that have bought Lawson Products stock in the last two years include John Bryan King, Michael G Decata and Private Discipline Master Lkcm. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lawson Products.

How do I buy shares of Lawson Products?

Shares of LAWS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Lawson Products' stock price today?

One share of LAWS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $29.55.

How big of a company is Lawson Products?

Lawson Products has a market capitalization of $263.22 million and generates $305.91 million in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $29.68 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.51 on an earnings per share basis. Lawson Products employs 1,720 workers across the globe.

What is Lawson Products' official website?

The official website for Lawson Products is

How can I contact Lawson Products?

Lawson Products' mailing address is 8770 WEST BRYN MAWR AVENUE SUITE 900, CHICAGO IL, 60631. The industrial products company can be reached via phone at 773-304-5050 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Lawson Products (NASDAQ LAWS)

Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  172 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  149 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  321
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Lawson Products and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LAWS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LAWS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/14/2018 by Staff

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