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

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$70.98 +0.92 (+1.31 %)
(As of 02/22/2019 09:10 AM ET)
Previous Close$70.06
Today's Range$69.90 - $70.99
52-Week Range$53.29 - $83.86
Volume990,108 shs
Average Volume1.42 million shs
Market Capitalization$10.40 billion
P/E Ratio26.68
Dividend Yield1.14%
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

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



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.42 billion
Cash Flow$3.7240 per share
Book Value($2.29) per share


Net Income$414.10 million


Market Cap$10.40 billion
Next Earnings Date4/4/2019 (Estimated)

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, December 21st. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 1st will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Friday, March 1st. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.13%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 31st. This is a boost from Lamb Weston's previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. View Lamb Weston's Dividend History.

How were Lamb Weston's earnings last quarter?

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW) announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, January, 4th. The specialty retailer reported $0.80 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.70 by $0.10. The specialty retailer had revenue of $911.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $897.08 million. Lamb Weston had a negative return on equity of 160.25% and a net margin of 13.13%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 10.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.54 EPS. 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, April 4th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Lamb Weston.

What price target have analysts set for LW?

8 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Lamb Weston's stock. Their predictions range from $56.00 to $85.00. On average, they anticipate Lamb Weston's share price to reach $75.3333 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Lamb Weston.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Lamb Weston?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Lamb Weston in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 3 hold ratings and 3 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, "We expect capacity utilization rates in North America to be tight in FY20 despite ~4% incremental capacity owing to strong domestic demand and a supply shortage internationally driven by the European crop issues. As such, we expect pricing to exceed cost inflation and for LW to continue to gain share resulting in further earnings upside. We maintain our Buy & $85 PT." (1/4/2019)
  • 2. 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)

Has Lamb Weston been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about LW stock have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Lamb Weston earned a coverage optimism score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the specialty retailer a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are some of Lamb Weston's key competitors?

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), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Procter & Gamble (PG), Altria Group (MO), NVIDIA (NVDA), Mcdonald's (MCD), ConocoPhillips (COP), Verizon Communications (VZ), Intel (INTC) and Alibaba Group (BABA).

Who are Lamb Weston's key executives?

Lamb Weston's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Thomas P. Werner, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 53)
  • Mr. Robert M. McNutt, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 59)
  • Mr. Eryk J. Spytek, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 51)
  • Mr. Richard Allan Martin, Sr. VP & Chief Supply Chain Officer (Age 62)
  • Ms. Sharon L. Miller, Sr. VP & Gen. Mang. of Global Bus. Unit (Age 53)

Who are Lamb Weston's major shareholders?

Lamb Weston's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.45%), Millennium Management LLC (1.98%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (1.92%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.47%), Two Sigma Advisers LP (1.06%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.06%). 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 BlackRock Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Principal Financial Group Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., American International Group Inc., Employees Retirement System of Texas, Retirement Systems of Alabama and Carbonado Capital. 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 Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Millennium Management LLC, Two Sigma Investments LP, Geode Capital Management LLC, Two Sigma Advisers LP, APG Asset Management N.V., Northern Trust Corp and Martingale Asset Management L P. 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 $70.98.

How big of a company is Lamb Weston?

Lamb Weston has a market capitalization of $10.40 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:  244 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  217 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  461
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 2/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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