The Insider and President and CEO of Lawson Products, Inc. (LAWS), Michael Decata, Bought 969 Shares; Barnes & Noble (BKS) Shorts Decreased By 1.35%

Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS) had a decrease of 1.35% in short interest. BKS’s SI was 7.44 million shares in March as released by FINRA. Its down 1.35% from 7.55 million shares previously. With 1.18 million avg volume, 6 days are for Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS)’s short sellers to cover BKS’s short positions. The SI to Barnes & Noble Inc’s float is 13.44%. It closed at $4.7 lastly. It is down 38.50% since March 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 55.20% the S&P500.

The insider, and Lawson Products Incde’s President and CEO, Michael Decata, obtained 969 company shares on 09/03/2018, worth total $24,101 (at $24.9 per share). Michael is trying to increase his company’s share, same as he did in the last month. He obtained another 4,031 shares worth $97,569 USD. Michael Decata presently owns 0.27% of Lawson Products Incde’s total market cap with ownership of 23,591 shares. 

Barnes & Noble, Inc. operates as a content and commerce firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $341.47 million. Barnes & Noble, Inc. operates as a retailer of books, content, digital media, and educational products. It has a 21.56 P/E ratio. It sells trade books, including hardcover and paperback titles; mass market paperbacks, such as mystery, romance, science fiction, and other fiction; and children’s books, eBooks and other digital content, NOOK and related accessories, bargain books, magazines, gifts, café services and products, educational toys and games, and music and movies.

Among 6 analysts covering Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE:BKS), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Barnes & Noble Inc. had 9 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Gabelli on Wednesday, August 17 to “Hold”. As per Monday, July 27, the company rating was initiated by Craig Hallum. The company was maintained on Friday, September 4 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 12 by Gabelli. The rating was initiated by Sidoti with “Neutral” on Thursday, August 18. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) rating on Wednesday, October 7. Cantor Fitzgerald has “Buy” rating and $19 target. ValuEngine upgraded the shares of BKS in report on Friday, May 26 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Craig Hallum given on Friday, December 1.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.47, from 1.42 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 20 investors sold Barnes & Noble, Inc. shares while 39 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 47.54 million shares or 7.58% less from 51.43 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bancshares Of America Corporation De stated it has 80,844 shares. Guggenheim Capital Ltd Liability Corp holds 162,623 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Macquarie Grp Inc has invested 0% in Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS). Glenmede Com Na holds 280 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Acadian Asset Limited Liability Co owns 255,742 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky holds 21,400 shares. Tudor Inv Corp Et Al stated it has 11,277 shares. Highland Capital Mngmt L P owns 528,027 shares or 0.18% of their US portfolio. Security National Trust has invested 0% in Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS). Invesco Limited reported 308,341 shares. Harvest Mngmt Lc holds 0.19% or 38,839 shares in its portfolio. Barclays Pcl invested 0% of its portfolio in Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS). Ameritas Invest Prtn Inc holds 4,926 shares. Riverhead Cap Mngmt Ltd, Delaware-based fund reported 5,425 shares. Weiss Multi accumulated 48,500 shares.

Lawson Products, Inc. distributes products and services to the industrial, commercial, institutional, and government maintenance, repair, and activities marketplace in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The company has market cap of $219.09 million. The companyÂ’s products include fastening systems, specialty chemicals, fluid power products, cutting tools and abrasives, electrical products, aftermarket automotive supplies, safety products, welding and metal repair products, and other products. It has a 7.58 P/E ratio. It serves clients in the automotive repair, commercial vehicle maintenance, government, manufacturing, food processing, distribution, construction, gas and oil, mining, wholesale, service, and other industries.

It closed at $24.65 lastly. It is down 4.61% since March 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.09% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.29 in 2017 Q3. Its up 1.00, from 1.29 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 4 investors sold Lawson Products, Inc. shares while 17 reduced holdings. 7 funds opened positions while 20 raised stakes. 5.72 million shares or 0.54% more from 5.69 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Teton Advsr reported 266,714 shares or 0.62% of all its holdings. Northern Tru Corp has invested 0% in Lawson Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAWS). Ameritas Invest Prtn accumulated 447 shares or 0% of the stock. Cadence Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.11% of its portfolio in Lawson Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAWS). King Luther reported 2.23M shares. Comml Bank Of America De reported 300 shares stake. Granahan Mgmt Ma reported 234,153 shares. Moreover, Financial Counselors has 0.02% invested in Lawson Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAWS) for 17,901 shares. Zacks Invest Mgmt holds 0.02% in Lawson Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAWS) or 27,354 shares. Gsa Capital Prtn Llp holds 0.02% or 9,975 shares. Schwab Charles Investment Mgmt Inc holds 14,400 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Tiaa Cref Mgmt Ltd Company holds 18,612 shares or 0% of its portfolio. State Street Corp accumulated 81,176 shares or 0% of the stock. Nationwide Fund Advisors has 0% invested in Lawson Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAWS). Royal Commercial Bank Of Canada accumulated 0% or 480 shares.

Since February 28, 2018, it had 3 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $3.04 million activity. $43,522 worth of Lawson Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAWS) shares were bought by DeCata Michael G. Another trade for 100,000 shares valued at $2.40M was made by PORT RONALD B on Wednesday, February 28. KING LUTHER CAPITAL MANAGEMENT CORP also bought $2.40M worth of Lawson Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAWS) on Wednesday, February 28.

Among 3 analysts covering Lawson Products Inc (NASDAQ:LAWS), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Lawson Products Inc has $30 highest and $30.0 lowest target. $30’s average target is 21.70% above currents $24.65 stock price. Lawson Products Inc had 7 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Lawson Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAWS) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, February 26 by Barrington. The rating was maintained by Barrington with “Buy” on Thursday, November 2. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of LAWS in report on Friday, September 15 with “Hold” rating. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, October 16 report. KeyBanc Capital Markets initiated Lawson Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAWS) rating on Tuesday, July 21. KeyBanc Capital Markets has “Overweight” rating and $30 target. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Friday, July 22 by Barrington Research.