NYSE:LW - Lamb Weston Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$65.59 -1.00 (-1.50 %)
(As of 08/20/2018 02:25 AM ET)
Previous Close$65.59
Today's Range$63.02 - $66.13
52-Week Range$44.68 - $73.19
Volume1.89 million shs
Average Volume1.07 million shs
Market Capitalization$10.41 billion
P/E Ratio24.66
Dividend Yield1.10%
Lamb Weston logoLamb Weston Holdings, Inc. produces and markets value-added frozen potato products worldwide. It operates through four segments: Global, Foodservice, Retail, and Other. The company offers frozen potatoes, sweet potatoes, and appetizers under the Lamb Weston brand name, as well as various customer labels. It serves retail and foodservice customers; grocery, mass, club, and specialty retailers; and businesses, independent restaurants, regional chain restaurants, and convenience stores, as well as educational institutions. The company was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Eagle, Idaho.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Canned, frozen, & preserved fruits, vegetables, & food special
SectorConsumer Staples


Debt-to-Equity Ratio-6.98
Current Ratio1.79
Quick Ratio0.73


Trailing P/E Ratio24.66
Forward P/E Ratio21.72
P/E Growth2.14

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.42 billion
Price / Sales2.81
Cash Flow$3.3914 per share
Price / Cash19.34
Book Value($2.29) per share
Price / Book-28.64


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.66
Net Income$414.10 million
Net Margins12.16%
Return on Equity-85.84%
Return on Assets14.65%


Outstanding Shares146,420,000
Market Cap$10.41 billion

Lamb Weston (NYSE:LW) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lamb Weston's stock symbol?

Lamb Weston trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "LW."

How often does Lamb Weston pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Lamb Weston?

Lamb Weston declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 20th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.1913 per share on Friday, August 31st. This represents a $0.77 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 2nd. View Lamb Weston's Dividend History.

How were Lamb Weston's earnings last quarter?

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW) released its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 25th. The specialty retailer reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.62 by $0.03. The specialty retailer had revenue of $918.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $885.67 million. Lamb Weston had a net margin of 12.16% and a negative return on equity of 85.84%. Lamb Weston's quarterly revenue was up 10.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.51 earnings per share. View Lamb Weston's Earnings History.

When is Lamb Weston's next earnings date?

Lamb Weston is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October, 3rd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Lamb Weston.

What price target have analysts set for LW?

6 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Lamb Weston's shares. Their forecasts range from $56.00 to $80.00. On average, they anticipate Lamb Weston's stock price to reach $66.80 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 1.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Lamb Weston.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Lamb Weston?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Lamb Weston in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 2 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Lamb Weston.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Lamb Weston stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Lamb Weston stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Lamb Weston has surpassed the industry in the past six months, driven by its stellar record that was retained in the fourth-quarter fiscal 2018. Both top and bottom lines grew year over year and topped estimates for the seventh straight time. While earnings gained from lower tax rate, higher operating income and equity method investment earnings, sales were backed by strong volumes and price/mix. The company expects the operating environment to remain favorable in fiscal 2019, wherein it expects continued solid global demand growth for frozen potato products. Also, Lamb Weston expects processing capacity utilization levels in North America to be strong. All said, higher price/mix and volumes are likely to drive top-line growth. However, SG&A costs have been a worry and are expected to remain high in fiscal 2019. Also, management expects elevated production cost inflation, which is likely to limit gross margin expansion." (7/31/2018)
  • 2. Jefferies Financial Group Inc analysts commented, "4Q sales, gross profit and EBITDA were better than our above-consensus estimates despite $8M (5-6pt drag on EBIT growth) in unexpected investments in growth and charitable foundation. FY19 sales and adj. EBITDA guidance was set slightly below consensus but we view this as appropriately conservative. Price/mix (core to our thesis) was significantly better than expected and FY19 guidance implies no further pricing actions and conservative volume growth. Solid 4Q beat – sales, GP and EBITDA beat despite ~$8M in investments that were unexpected. Net sales beat our estimate by ~$33M or 3.7% and consensus by $27 or 3%. The price/mix (core to our thesis) was significantly better at 8.3% y/y (we had 4.4%). In terms of profitability, gross margin of 25.3% was up 130 bps y/y but was 70bps below our estimate and 20bps higher than the Street." (7/25/2018)

Who are some of Lamb Weston's key competitors?

Who are Lamb Weston's key executives?

Lamb Weston's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Thomas P. Werner, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 52)
  • Mr. Robert M. McNutt, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 58)
  • Mr. Eryk J. Spytek, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 50)
  • Ms. Micheline C. Carter, Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 52)
  • Mr. Dexter P. Congbalay, VP of Investor Relations

Has Lamb Weston been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about LW stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lamb Weston earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern's scale. They also gave media stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 48.11 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future. View Recent Headlines for Lamb Weston.

Who are Lamb Weston's major shareholders?

Lamb Weston's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.48%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (2.59%), FMR LLC (1.22%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.13%), Congress Asset Management Co. MA (1.00%) and Janus Henderson Group PLC (0.95%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Lamb Weston.

Which major investors are selling Lamb Weston stock?

LW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Maplelane Capital LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Janus Henderson Group PLC, FMR LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Natixis and Millennium Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lamb Weston.

Which major investors are buying Lamb Weston stock?

LW stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Macquarie Group Ltd., KAMES CAPITAL plc, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Rathbone Brothers plc, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, BlackRock Inc., Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. and Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lamb Weston.

How do I buy shares of Lamb Weston?

Shares of LW 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 Lamb Weston's stock price today?

One share of LW stock can currently be purchased for approximately $65.59.

How big of a company is Lamb Weston?

Lamb Weston has a market capitalization of $10.41 billion and generates $3.42 billion in revenue each year. The specialty retailer earns $414.10 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.66 on an earnings per share basis. Lamb Weston employs 7,200 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Lamb Weston?

Lamb Weston's mailing address is 599 S. RIVERSHORE LANE, EAGLE ID, 83616. The specialty retailer can be reached via phone at 208-938-1047 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Lamb Weston (NYSE LW)

Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  213 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  178 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  391
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Lamb Weston and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LW will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LW will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 8/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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