Short Interest in Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWBK) Grows By 24.4%

Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWBK) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totalling 11,200 shares, an increase of 24.4% from the May 30th total of 9,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 20,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.6 days. Currently, 0.2% of the company’s stock are short sold.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Hawthorn Bancshares stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its position in Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWBK) by 7.7% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 119,916 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 8,572 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 1.99% of Hawthorn Bancshares worth $2,522,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 27.68% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Hawthorn Bancshares stock traded down $0.73 on Friday, hitting $25.63. The company had a trading volume of 11,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 12,618. The firm has a market capitalization of $168.33 million, a PE ratio of 14.45 and a beta of 0.21. Hawthorn Bancshares has a 1 year low of $20.05 and a 1 year high of $28.62. The stock’s 50 day simple moving average is $26.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.40, a current ratio of 0.98 and a quick ratio of 0.98.

Hawthorn Bancshares (NASDAQ:HWBK) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 30th. The financial services provider reported $0.50 EPS for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $13.72 million during the quarter. Hawthorn Bancshares had a return on equity of 11.88% and a net margin of 19.13%.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 1st. Investors of record on Saturday, June 15th were given a dividend of $0.12 per share. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.87%. This is an increase from Hawthorn Bancshares’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, June 13th.

About Hawthorn Bancshares

Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Hawthorn Bank that provides various banking services in Missouri. The company offers checking and savings accounts, and certificates of deposit; and a range of lending services, including commercial and industrial, single payment personal, installment, and commercial and residential real estate loans.

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