NASDAQ:LWAY

Lifeway Foods (LWAY) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$21.43
+0.96 (+4.69%)
(As of 04/24/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$20.61
$22.68
50-Day Range
$10.40
$21.39
52-Week Range
$5.61
$23.31
Volume
165,526 shs
Average Volume
88,616 shs
Market Capitalization
$314.81 million
P/E Ratio
28.20
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$19.50

Lifeway Foods MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
9.0% Downside
$19.50 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.39% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.52mentions of Lifeway Foods in the last 14 days
Based on 7 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$2.31 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
14.00%
From $1.00 to $1.14 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

2.07 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

102nd out of 131 stocks

Dairy Products Industry

1st out of 1 stocks

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About Lifeway Foods Stock (NASDAQ:LWAY)

Lifeway Foods, Inc. produces and markets probiotic-based products in the United States and internationally. Its primary product is drinkable kefir, a cultured dairy product in various organic and non-organic sizes, flavors, and types. The company offers European-style soft cheeses; cream and other products; ProBugs, a line of kefir products designed for children; drinkable yogurt; and fresh made butter and sour cream. It sells its products under the Lifeway, GlenOaks Farms, and Fresh Made brand names, as well as under private labels on behalf of customers primarily through direct sales force, brokers, and distributors. Lifeway Foods, Inc. was incorporated in 1986 and is based in Morton Grove, Illinois.

LWAY Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
3/20/2024
Today
4/24/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/20/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Dairy products
Sub-Industry
Packaged Foods & Meats
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:LWAY
CUSIP
53191410
Employees
288
Year Founded
1986

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$19.50
High Stock Price Target
$25.00
Low Stock Price Target
$14.00
Potential Upside/Downside
-4.7%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.50
Research Coverage
2 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$11.37 million
Pretax Margin
10.40%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$160.12 million
Cash Flow
$1.02 per share
Book Value
$4.11 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
10,024,000
Market Cap
$300.70 million
Optionable
Not Optionable
Beta
1.33

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LWAY Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Lifeway Foods stock right now?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Lifeway Foods in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" LWAY shares.
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What is Lifeway Foods' stock price target for 2024?

2 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Lifeway Foods' shares. Their LWAY share price targets range from $14.00 to $25.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $19.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 9.0%.
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How have LWAY shares performed in 2024?

Lifeway Foods' stock was trading at $13.41 at the start of the year. Since then, LWAY shares have increased by 59.8% and is now trading at $21.43.
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Are investors shorting Lifeway Foods?

Lifeway Foods saw a decline in short interest in March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 106,400 shares, a decline of 20.1% from the March 15th total of 133,100 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 84,100 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.3 days. Currently, 2.4% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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When is Lifeway Foods' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, May 20th 2024.
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How were Lifeway Foods' earnings last quarter?

Lifeway Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:LWAY) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, March, 20th. The company reported $0.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.05. The business earned $42.09 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $40 million. Lifeway Foods had a net margin of 7.10% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 20.92%.

What is Julie Smolyansky's approval rating as Lifeway Foods' CEO?

3 employees have rated Lifeway Foods Chief Executive Officer Julie Smolyansky on Glassdoor.com. Julie Smolyansky has an approval rating of 38% among the company's employees. This puts Julie Smolyansky in the bottom 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Lifeway Foods own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Lifeway Foods investors own include Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), AGNC Investment (AGNC), B&G Foods (BGS), Carnival Co. & (CCL), CVS Health (CVS), General Electric (GE), Ares Capital (ARCC), Energy Transfer (ET), Gilead Sciences (GILD) and Altria Group (MO).

How do I buy shares of Lifeway Foods?

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This page (NASDAQ:LWAY) was last updated on 4/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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