NASDAQ:LWAY - Lifeway Foods Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$2.49 +0.14 (+5.96 %)
(As of 12/12/2018 12:01 PM ET)
Previous Close$2.35
Today's Range$2.46 - $2.49
52-Week Range$2.01 - $9.30
Volume800 shs
Average Volume22,813 shs
Market Capitalization$41.02 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta-0.06
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, including low fat, non-fat, whole milk, protein, BioKefir, and kefir with oats. The company also offers European-style soft cheeses; cream and other products; ProBugs, a line of kefir products in drinkable, frozen, and freeze dried formats for children; cupped kefir and Icelandic Skyr, a line of strained kefir and yogurt products; and frozen kefir in bars and pint-size containers. It sells its products primarily through direct sales force, brokers, and distributors. Lifeway Foods, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Morton Grove, Illinois.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Dairy products
Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats
SectorConsumer Staples
Current SymbolNASDAQ:LWAY
Previous Symbol
CUSIP53191410
Phone847-967-1010

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.13
Current Ratio2.37
Quick Ratio1.64

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E RatioN/A
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$118.89 million
Price / Sales0.33
Cash Flow$0.1658 per share
Price / Cash Flow15.02
Book Value$2.91 per share
Price / Book0.86

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Net Income$-340,000.00
Net Margins-1.90%
Return on Equity-4.42%
Return on Assets-3.19%

Miscellaneous

Employees340
Outstanding Shares15,840,000
Market Cap$41.02 million
OptionableNot Optionable

Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lifeway Foods' stock symbol?

Lifeway Foods trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LWAY."

How will Lifeway Foods' stock buyback program work?

Lifeway Foods announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback plan on Tuesday, June 27th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $6,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 4% of its stock through a tender offer. Stock buyback plans are often an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Lifeway Foods' earnings last quarter?

Lifeway Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:LWAY) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November, 14th. The company reported ($0.03) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.04. The company earned $24.48 million during the quarter. Lifeway Foods had a negative return on equity of 4.42% and a negative net margin of 1.90%. View Lifeway Foods' Earnings History.

When is Lifeway Foods' next earnings date?

Lifeway Foods is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, March 29th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Lifeway Foods.

What price target have analysts set for LWAY?

1 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Lifeway Foods' stock. Their forecasts range from $14.10 to $14.10. On average, they anticipate Lifeway Foods' share price to reach $14.10 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 468.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Lifeway Foods.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Lifeway Foods?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Lifeway Foods in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Lifeway Foods.

Has Lifeway Foods been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about LWAY stock has been trending positive on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Lifeway Foods earned a news sentiment score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are some of Lifeway Foods' key competitors?

Who are Lifeway Foods' key executives?

Lifeway Foods' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Ms. Julie Smolyansky, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 43)
  • Mr. Edward P. Smolyansky, COO, Treasurer, Sec. & Director (Age 38)
  • Mr. Eric A. Hanson, CFO, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller
  • Mr. Douglas A. Hass, Gen. Counsel & Assistant Corp. Sec. (Age 42)
  • Ms. Amy M. Feldman, Sr. Exec. VP of Sales (Age 43)

Who are Lifeway Foods' major shareholders?

Lifeway Foods' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.24%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.86%), Financial & Investment Management Group Ltd. (1.56%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (1.42%) and Gabelli Funds LLC (1.00%). Company insiders that own Lifeway Foods stock include Edward Smolyansky, Julie Smolyansky and Ludmila Smolyansky. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Lifeway Foods.

Which major investors are selling Lifeway Foods stock?

LWAY stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gabelli Funds LLC, Financial & Investment Management Group Ltd., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Gamco Investors INC. ET AL. Company insiders that have sold Lifeway Foods company stock in the last year include Edward Smolyansky, Julie Smolyansky and Ludmila Smolyansky. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lifeway Foods.

Which major investors are buying Lifeway Foods stock?

LWAY stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lifeway Foods.

How do I buy shares of Lifeway Foods?

Shares of LWAY can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Lifeway Foods' stock price today?

One share of LWAY stock can currently be purchased for approximately $2.48.

How big of a company is Lifeway Foods?

Lifeway Foods has a market capitalization of $41.02 million and generates $118.89 million in revenue each year. Lifeway Foods employs 340 workers across the globe.

What is Lifeway Foods' official website?

The official website for Lifeway Foods is http://www.lifewaykefir.com.

How can I contact Lifeway Foods?

Lifeway Foods' mailing address is 6431 WEST OAKTON STREET, MORTON GROVE IL, 60053. The company can be reached via phone at 847-967-1010 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ LWAY)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  173 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  212 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  385
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Lifeway Foods and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LWAY will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LWAY will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/12/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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