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

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$2.82 +0.02 (+0.71 %)
(As of 11/21/2018 01:16 AM ET)
Previous Close$2.80
Today's Range$2.75 - $3.08
52-Week Range$2.01 - $10.45
Volume33,800 shs
Average Volume23,420 shs
Market Capitalization$46.40 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta-0.03
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 / Sales0.38
Cash Flow$0.1660 per share
Price / Cash16.99
Book Value$2.91 per share
Price / Book0.97

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$46.40 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 has authorized a share repurchase plan on Tuesday, June 27th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $6,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 4% of its shares through a tender offer. Shares buyback plans are usually an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Lifeway Foods' earnings last quarter?

Lifeway Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:LWAY) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November, 14th. The company reported ($0.03) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.04. The firm earned $24.48 million during the quarter. Lifeway Foods had a negative net margin of 1.90% and a negative return on equity of 4.42%. 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 target prices for Lifeway Foods' stock. Their forecasts range from $14.10 to $14.10. On average, they expect Lifeway Foods' stock price to reach $14.10 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 400.0% 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?

Media headlines about LWAY stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Lifeway Foods earned a news sentiment score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the company a news buzz of 9.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect 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)
  • Ms. Neha J. Clark, Chief Financial Officer (Age 43)
  • Mr. Eric A. Hanson, Chief Accounting Officer & Corp. Controller
  • Mr. Douglas A. Hass, Gen. Counsel & Assistant Corp. Sec. (Age 42)

Who are Lifeway Foods' major shareholders?

Lifeway Foods' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders 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 $2.82.

How big of a company is Lifeway Foods?

Lifeway Foods has a market capitalization of $46.40 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:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  171 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  207 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  378
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 11/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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