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

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$73.18 +0.22 (+0.30 %)
(As of 10/15/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$72.96
Today's Range$72.50 - $73.66
52-Week Range$49.91 - $75.81
Volume601,300 shs
Average Volume1.09 million shs
Market Capitalization$9.75 billion
P/E Ratio27.38
Dividend Yield1.06%
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. produces, distributes, 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 Ratio27.38
Forward P/E Ratio24.81
P/E Growth2.05

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.42 billion
Price / Sales3.13
Cash Flow$4.0386 per share
Price / Cash18.12
Book Value($2.29) per share
Price / Book-31.96


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 Shares146,460,000
Market Cap$9.75 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 Wednesday, September 26th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.191 per share on Friday, November 30th. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.04%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 1st. 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 Tuesday, October, 2nd. The specialty retailer reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.05. The specialty retailer had revenue of $914.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $879.68 million. Lamb Weston had a negative return on equity of 85.84% and a net margin of 12.16%. The business's revenue was up 11.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.57 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 Thursday, January 3rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Lamb Weston.

What price target have analysts set for LW?

6 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Lamb Weston's shares. Their predictions range from $56.00 to $80.00. On average, they expect Lamb Weston's share price to reach $68.80 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.0%. 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. Jefferies Financial Group Inc analysts commented, "1Q sales, gross profit and EBITDA were better than expectations. Price/ mix (core to our thesis) was significantly better than expected as was volume. Moreover, FY19 EBITDA guidance was maintained despite the expected negative impact from a poor crop in Europe (we estimate ~$20-$30M impact), implying much better results in North America. We expect the stock to outperform today owing to the strong beat and better than feared guidance. Solid 1Q beat driven by stronger than expected sales and gross profit. Net sales beat our estimate by ~$44M or ~5% and consensus by $35 or 4%. Both volume and price/ mix came in significantly better than we were projecting – volume came in at +4% vs. our estimate of +2% and price/mix came in at +8% vs. our estimate of +4.5% – as each segment beat our expectations (with particular strength in the Global and Retail segments)." (10/2/2018)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Lamb Weston has lagged the industry in a month. The company has been incurring high SG&A costs, evident from its fourth-quarter fiscal 2018 results wherein SG&A costs increased due to elevated labor and infrastructure costs associated with operating as a stand-alone company. Also, higher advertising and promotional investments led to the upside.  Unfortunately, SG&A costs are expected to remain high in fiscal 2019. Moreover, elevated production cost inflation is likely to limit gross margin expansion. Nonetheless, Lamb Weston retained its stellar past record in the fourth quarter, as top and bottom lines grew year over year and topped estimates for the seventh straight time. 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." (8/20/2018)

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)
  • Mr. Richard Allan Martin, Sr. VP & Chief Supply Chain Officer (Age 61)
  • Ms. Sharon L. Miller, Sr. VP & Gen. Mang. of Global Bus. Unit (Age 52)

Who are Lamb Weston's major shareholders?

Lamb Weston's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include KAMES CAPITAL plc (0.76%), Rathbone Brothers plc (0.28%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.01%), Atria Investments LLC (0.01%) and We Are One Seven LLC (0.00%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Lamb Weston.

Which institutional investors are selling Lamb Weston stock?

LW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lamb Weston.

Which institutional investors are buying Lamb Weston stock?

LW stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including KAMES CAPITAL plc, Rathbone Brothers plc, We Are One Seven LLC, Lourd Capital LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue and Atria Investments LLC. 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 $73.18.

How big of a company is Lamb Weston?

Lamb Weston has a market capitalization of $9.75 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.

What is Lamb Weston's official website?

The official website for Lamb Weston is http://www.lambweston.com.

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:  223 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  192 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  415
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 10/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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