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

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$75.83 -1.86 (-2.39 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$75.83
Today's Range$75.50 - $77.72
52-Week Range$52.92 - $83.86
Volume1.78 million shs
Average Volume3.61 million shs
Market Capitalization$11.38 billion
P/E Ratio28.51
Dividend Yield0.98%
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
Current SymbolNYSE:LW
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio1.90
Quick Ratio1.04


Trailing P/E Ratio28.51
Forward P/E Ratio25.36
P/E Growth2.2

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.42 billion
Price / Sales3.24
Cash Flow$3.5870 per share
Price / Cash Flow21.14
Book Value($2.29) per share
Price / Book-33.11


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.66
Net Income$414.10 million
Net Margins12.52%
Return on Equity-110.81%
Return on Assets15.05%


Outstanding Shares146,460,000
Market Cap$11.38 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, September 26th. Investors 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.01%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 1st. View Lamb Weston's Dividend History.

How were Lamb Weston's earnings last quarter?

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 2nd. The specialty retailer reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.68 by $0.05. The specialty retailer earned $914.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $879.68 million. Lamb Weston had a net margin of 12.52% and a negative return on equity of 110.81%. The company's revenue was up 11.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $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 Friday, January 4th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Lamb Weston.

What price target have analysts set for LW?

7 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Lamb Weston's stock. Their forecasts range from $56.00 to $85.00. On average, they expect Lamb Weston's share price to reach $71.80 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.3%. View Analyst Price Targets for Lamb Weston.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Lamb Weston?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Lamb Weston in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 4 hold ratings and 1 buy rating 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 first-quarter fiscal 2019. Both the top and the bottom lines grew year over year and topped estimates for the eighth straight time. While earnings gained from lower tax rate and higher operating income, sales were backed by strong volumes and price/mix. The company expects the operating environment to be favorable in fiscal 2019, wherein it expects solid global demand growth for frozen potato products. However, SG&A expenses are expected to remain high in fiscal 2019. Also, management expects production cost inflation to be a hurdle, which may hurt gross margin. Management also anticipates to face headwinds like a poor potato crop at its European joint venture, though it expects to offset the same through solid pricing and cost-saving initiatives. All said, the company is confident of fiscal 2019 sales growth." (10/24/2018)
  • 2. 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)

Has Lamb Weston been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about LW stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Lamb Weston earned a daily sentiment score of 1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the specialty retailer a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days.

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc (9.52%), BlackRock Inc. (9.40%), Capital Research Global Investors (7.84%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (2.25%), Capital International Investors (2.04%) and Franklin Resources Inc. (1.29%). 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 Capital Research Global Investors, Wells Fargo & Company MN, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Clearbridge Investments LLC, Artemis Investment Management LLP, Bodenholm Capital AB and Neuberger Berman Group LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lamb Weston.

Which major investors are buying Lamb Weston stock?

LW stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital International Investors, AQR Capital Management LLC, Jennison Associates LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Vanguard Group Inc, Franklin Resources Inc., Deutsche Bank AG and KAMES CAPITAL plc. 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 $75.83.

How big of a company is Lamb Weston?

Lamb Weston has a market capitalization of $11.38 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:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  232 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  209 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  441
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 12/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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