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NYSE:LW

Lamb Weston - LW Stock Forecast, Price & News

$82.07
-0.13 (-0.16%)
(As of 08/18/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$81.41
$82.34
50-Day Range
$63.71
$83.25
52-Week Range
$49.71
$83.29
Volume
829,836 shs
Average Volume
1.31 million shs
Market Capitalization
$11.80 billion
P/E Ratio
59.91
Dividend Yield
1.19%
Price Target
$67.67

Lamb Weston MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.67 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
17.6% Downside
$67.67 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.73% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.16
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.17mentions of Lamb Weston in the last 14 days
Based on 17 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$755,709 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
34.41%
From $2.79 to $3.75 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.28 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

60th out of 147 stocks

Canned, Frozen, & Preserved Fruits, Vegetables, & Food Special Industry

3rd out of 5 stocks

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About Lamb Weston (NYSE:LW) Stock

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, commercial ingredients, and appetizers under the Lamb Weston brand, as well as under various customer labels. The company also offers its products under its owned or licensed brands, such as Grown in Idaho and Alexia, and other licensed brands, as well as under retailers' brands. In addition, it engages in the vegetable and dairy businesses. The company serves retail and foodservice customers; and grocery, mass merchants, club, and specialty retailers; and businesses, educational institutions, independent restaurants, regional chain restaurants, and convenience stores. Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 1950 and is headquartered in Eagle, Idaho.

Lamb Weston Price Performance

Shares of NYSE:LW traded down $0.13 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $82.07. The company's stock had a trading volume of 829,836 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,312,683. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.48, a quick ratio of 1.55 and a current ratio of 2.37. Lamb Weston has a fifty-two week low of $49.71 and a fifty-two week high of $83.29. The business's 50 day moving average price is $74.53 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $67.05. The company has a market cap of $11.80 billion, a P/E ratio of 59.91, a P/E/G ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 0.53.

Lamb Weston Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 5th will be given a $0.245 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 4th. This represents a $0.98 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.19%. Lamb Weston's payout ratio is 71.53%.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

Separately, TheStreet downgraded shares of Lamb Weston from a "b-" rating to a "c+" rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the company has a consensus rating of "Moderate Buy" and an average target price of $67.67.

Insider Activity

In other news, SVP Gerardo Scheufler sold 2,786 shares of Lamb Weston stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $81.01, for a total value of $225,693.86. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 29,685 shares in the company, valued at $2,404,781.85. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. In related news, SVP Eryk J. Spytek sold 3,867 shares of Lamb Weston stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.00, for a total value of $290,025.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 37,955 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,846,625. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Gerardo Scheufler sold 2,786 shares of Lamb Weston stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $81.01, for a total transaction of $225,693.86. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 29,685 shares in the company, valued at $2,404,781.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 9,654 shares of company stock worth $755,709. Corporate insiders own 0.80% of the company's stock.

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LW Company Calendar

Last Earnings
1/06/2022
Ex-Dividend for 6/3 Dividend
5/05/2022
Dividend Payable
6/03/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/2 Dividend
8/04/2022
Today
8/18/2022
Dividend Payable
9/02/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/06/2022
Fiscal Year End
5/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Canned, frozen, & preserved fruits, vegetables, & food special
Sub-Industry
N/A
Fax
N/A
Employees
8,000
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$67.67
High Stock Price Forecast
$75.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$54.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-17.6%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.67
Research Coverage
3 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$200.90 million
Pretax Margin
6.91%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$4.10 billion
Cash Flow
$3.41 per share
Book Value
$2.50 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
142,572,000
Market Cap
$11.80 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.53

Key Executives

  • Mr. Thomas P. WernerMr. Thomas P. Werner (Age 56)
    Pres, CEO & Director
    Comp: $2.39M
  • Mr. Eryk J. SpytekMr. Eryk J. Spytek (Age 54)
    Sr. VP, Chief Compliance Officer & Gen. Counsel
    Comp: $892.26k
  • Ms. Sharon L. Miller (Age 56)
    Sr. VP & GM of Global Bus. Unit
    Comp: $1.04M
  • Mr. Michael Jared Smith (Age 45)
    Sr. VP and GM of Foodservice, Retail, Marketing & Innovation
    Comp: $1.17M
  • Ms. Bernadette M. Madarieta (Age 46)
    Sr. VP & CFO
  • Mr. Dexter P. Congbalay
    VP of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Steven J. Younes J.D. (Age 56)
    Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer
  • Mr. Gerardo  ScheuflerMr. Gerardo Scheufler (Age 54)
    Sr. VP & Chief Supply Chain Officer
  • Mr. John C. HattoMr. John C. Hatto
    Sr. VP of Strategy & Growth
  • Phuong T. Lam
    VP & Corp. Sec.













LW Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Lamb Weston stock right now?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Lamb Weston in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" LW shares.
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What is Lamb Weston's stock price forecast for 2022?

3 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Lamb Weston's stock. Their LW share price forecasts range from $54.00 to $75.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $67.67 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 17.6%.
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How have LW shares performed in 2022?

Lamb Weston's stock was trading at $63.38 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, LW stock has increased by 29.5% and is now trading at $82.07.
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Are investors shorting Lamb Weston?

Lamb Weston saw a drop in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 2,410,000 shares, a drop of 22.8% from the July 15th total of 3,120,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,300,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.9 days. Currently, 1.7% of the company's stock are short sold.
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When is Lamb Weston's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 6th 2022.
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How were Lamb Weston's earnings last quarter?

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LW) issued its earnings results on Thursday, January, 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.50 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.17. The specialty retailer had revenue of $1.01 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1 billion. Lamb Weston had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 78.71% and a net margin of 4.90%. Lamb Weston's revenue for the quarter was up 12.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.66 earnings per share.
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How often does Lamb Weston pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Lamb Weston?

Lamb Weston declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 20th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 5th will be given a dividend of $0.245 per share on Friday, September 2nd. This represents a $0.98 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.19%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 4th.
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Is Lamb Weston a good dividend stock?

Lamb Weston (NYSE:LW) pays an annual dividend of $0.98 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.19%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 2 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 71.53%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, LW will have a dividend payout ratio of 26.13% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Lamb Weston's stock buyback program work?

Lamb Weston announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Friday, December 17th 2021, which allows the company to buyback $250,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

What guidance has Lamb Weston issued on next quarter's earnings?

Lamb Weston issued an update on its FY 2023 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 4th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.45-$2.85 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $1.95. The company issued revenue guidance of $4.70 billion-$4.80 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $4.02 billion.

What other stocks do shareholders of Lamb Weston own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Lamb Weston investors own include Conagra Brands (CAG), RADCOM (RDCM), Walt Disney (DIS), Home Depot (HD), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), NVIDIA (NVDA), MaxLinear (MXL), Intel (INTC), NuStar Energy (NS) and AbbVie (ABBV).

What is Lamb Weston's stock symbol?

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

Who are Lamb Weston's major shareholders?

Lamb Weston's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include FMR LLC (4.58%), State Street Corp (3.61%), TPG GP A LLC (3.58%), London Co. of Virginia (2.57%), Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (2.51%) and Macquarie Group Ltd. (2.33%). Insiders that own company stock include Bernadette M Madarieta, Eryk J Spytek, Eryk J Spytek, Gerardo Scheufler, John C Hatto, Michael Jared Smith, Peter J Bensen, Robert A Niblock, Robert A Niblock, Robert Mcnutt, Thomas P Werner and William G Jurgensen.
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How do I buy shares of Lamb Weston?

Shares of LW stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Lamb Weston's stock price today?

One share of LW stock can currently be purchased for approximately $82.07.

How much money does Lamb Weston make?

Lamb Weston (NYSE:LW) has a market capitalization of $11.80 billion and generates $4.10 billion in revenue each year. The specialty retailer earns $200.90 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.37 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Lamb Weston have?

The company employs 8,000 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Lamb Weston?

Lamb Weston's mailing address is 599 S. RIVERSHORE LANE, EAGLE ID, 83616. The official website for the company is www.lambweston.com. The specialty retailer can be reached via phone at (208) 938-1047 or via email at dexter.congbalay@lambweston.com.

This page (NYSE:LW) was last updated on 8/18/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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