Short Interest in Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWBK) Decreases By 32.1%

Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWBKGet Free Report) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 8,900 shares, a drop of 32.1% from the January 15th total of 13,100 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 13,700 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.6 days.

Institutional Trading of Hawthorn Bancshares

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Hawthorn Bancshares by 2.3% in the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 167,124 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $4,240,000 after buying an additional 3,706 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Hawthorn Bancshares by 1.3% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 265,518 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $4,315,000 after purchasing an additional 3,343 shares in the last quarter. Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV lifted its stake in shares of Hawthorn Bancshares by 4.1% in the 3rd quarter. Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV now owns 18,956 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $308,000 after purchasing an additional 749 shares in the last quarter. Gendell Jeffrey L lifted its stake in shares of Hawthorn Bancshares by 4.0% in the 3rd quarter. Gendell Jeffrey L now owns 16,505 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $268,000 after purchasing an additional 634 shares in the last quarter. Finally, CENTRAL TRUST Co lifted its stake in shares of Hawthorn Bancshares by 99.2% in the 3rd quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 10,017 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $163,000 after purchasing an additional 4,988 shares in the last quarter. 20.47% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Analyst Ratings Changes

Separately, StockNews.com cut Hawthorn Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st.

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Hawthorn Bancshares Trading Down 1.9 %

Shares of HWBK stock opened at $23.05 on Tuesday. Hawthorn Bancshares has a fifty-two week low of $15.02 and a fifty-two week high of $26.00. The stock has a market cap of $162.27 million, a P/E ratio of 175.23 and a beta of 0.51. The business has a fifty day simple moving average of $24.14 and a 200-day simple moving average of $20.01. The company has a quick ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36.

Hawthorn Bancshares Dividend Announcement

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 1st. Investors of record on Friday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.17 per share. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.95%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 14th. Hawthorn Bancshares’s dividend payout ratio is presently 516.95%.

About Hawthorn Bancshares

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Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Hawthorn Bank that provides commercial and personal banking services. It accepts checking, savings, money market, individual retirement, and other time deposit accounts; and certificates of deposit. The company also offers commercial and industrial, single payment personal, installment, commercial and residential real estate, and consumer loans, as well as equipment, operating, and small business administration loans; and debit and credit cards.

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