NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Lawson Products (Nasdaq: LAWS) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive.

Lawson Products, Inc. distributes and markets systems, services, and products to the industrial, commercial, institutional, and governmental maintenance repair and operations marketplace in the United States and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.3, below the average wholesale industry P/E ratio of 28 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 22.7. Lawson has a market cap of $193.8 million and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are down 9.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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