Top Ranked Dividend Stock HWBK is Oversold Wednesday, December 12, 4:24 PM ET, by Market News Video Staff The DividendRank formula at Dividend Channel ranks a coverage universe of thousands of dividend stocks, ...
There's an old saying on Wall Street about insider buying: there are many possible reasons to sell a stock, but only one reason to buy. Back on November 18, Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc.'s President, David T. Turner, invested $6,210.00 into 1,000 shares of HWBK, for a cost per share of $6.21. Bargain hunters tend to pay particular attention to insider buys like this one, because presumably the only reason an insider would take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock of their company in the open market, is that they expect to make money.
In trading on Wednesday, bargain hunters could buy shares of Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWBK) and achieve a cost basis 5.0% cheaper than Turner, with shares changing hands as low as $5.90 per share. Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc. shares are currently trading off about 0.2% on the day. The chart below shows the one year performance of HWBK shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, HWBK's low point in its 52 week range is $5.50 per share, with $9.33 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $5.90. By comparison, below is a table showing the prices at which insider buying was recorded over the last six months:
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The current annualized dividend paid by Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc. is $0.20/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend has an upcoming ex-date of 12/13/2011. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for HWBK, which can be of good help in judging whether the most recent dividend with approx. 3.4% annualized yield is likely to continue.
HWBK operates in the Banking & Savings sector, among companies like Banco Santander Chile (NYSE:SAN) which is up about 3.5% today, and Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH) trading up by about 3%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of HWBK, versus SAN and BCH.
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