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Lamb Weston (LW) Competitors

$87.74
-1.03 (-1.16%)
(As of 05/23/2024 ET)

LW vs. LANC, SJM, ACI, USFD, TAP, CPB, CAG, COKE, COTY, and ELF

Should you be buying Lamb Weston stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Lamb Weston include Lancaster Colony (LANC), J. M. Smucker (SJM), Albertsons Companies (ACI), US Foods (USFD), Molson Coors Beverage (TAP), Campbell Soup (CPB), Conagra Brands (CAG), Coca-Cola Consolidated (COKE), Coty (COTY), and e.l.f. Beauty (ELF). These companies are all part of the "consumer staples" sector.

Lamb Weston vs.

Lamb Weston (NYSE:LW) and Lancaster Colony (NASDAQ:LANC) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, community ranking, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, media sentiment, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Lamb Weston has higher revenue and earnings than Lancaster Colony. Lamb Weston is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Lancaster Colony, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Lamb Weston$6.55B1.93$1.01B$7.4911.71
Lancaster Colony$1.82B2.81$111.29M$4.8238.55

In the previous week, Lamb Weston had 1 more articles in the media than Lancaster Colony. MarketBeat recorded 7 mentions for Lamb Weston and 6 mentions for Lancaster Colony. Lancaster Colony's average media sentiment score of 1.24 beat Lamb Weston's score of 0.56 indicating that Lancaster Colony is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Lamb Weston
5 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Lancaster Colony
3 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

89.6% of Lamb Weston shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.4% of Lancaster Colony shares are held by institutional investors. 1.7% of Lamb Weston shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 29.6% of Lancaster Colony shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Lancaster Colony received 53 more outperform votes than Lamb Weston when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 64.35% of users gave Lamb Weston an outperform vote while only 63.24% of users gave Lancaster Colony an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Lamb WestonOutperform Votes
334
64.35%
Underperform Votes
185
35.65%
Lancaster ColonyOutperform Votes
387
63.24%
Underperform Votes
225
36.76%

Lamb Weston has a net margin of 16.71% compared to Lancaster Colony's net margin of 7.10%. Lamb Weston's return on equity of 50.74% beat Lancaster Colony's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lamb Weston16.71% 50.74% 11.76%
Lancaster Colony 7.10%18.96%14.80%

Lamb Weston presently has a consensus target price of $117.40, indicating a potential upside of 33.80%. Lancaster Colony has a consensus target price of $198.75, indicating a potential upside of 6.98%. Given Lamb Weston's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Lamb Weston is more favorable than Lancaster Colony.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lamb Weston
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
10 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00
Lancaster Colony
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.25

Lamb Weston pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Lancaster Colony pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Lamb Weston pays out 19.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Lancaster Colony pays out 74.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Lamb Weston has a beta of 0.79, meaning that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lancaster Colony has a beta of 0.39, meaning that its share price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Lamb Weston beats Lancaster Colony on 13 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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LW vs. The Competition

MetricLamb WestonCanned, frozen, & preserved fruits, vegetables, & food special IndustryStaples SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$12.82B$9.14B$14.99B$17.71B
Dividend Yield1.66%2.67%2.68%3.44%
P/E Ratio11.7135.5621.2025.71
Price / Sales1.932.565.5010.52
Price / Cash14.0914.8735.0719.39
Price / Book9.054.896.295.88
Net Income$1.01B$571.50M$545.43M$976.87M
7 Day Performance1.12%-4.59%-1.71%-2.31%
1 Month Performance3.81%13.67%3.88%2.34%
1 Year Performance-19.73%-12.05%-6.60%21.76%

Lamb Weston Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
LANC
Lancaster Colony
4.3972 of 5 stars
$191.01
-0.6%
$198.75
+4.1%
-10.1%$5.26B$1.82B39.633,400Positive News
SJM
J. M. Smucker
4.5184 of 5 stars
$112.06
-2.0%
$137.47
+22.7%
-26.1%$11.90B$8.53B-127.345,800Positive News
ACI
Albertsons Companies
3.5293 of 5 stars
$20.51
-0.7%
$24.45
+19.2%
+2.3%$11.84B$79.24B9.20200,000Positive News
USFD
US Foods
4.9113 of 5 stars
$54.71
+0.1%
$60.56
+10.7%
+33.6%$13.45B$35.60B26.9530,000
TAP
Molson Coors Beverage
4.2059 of 5 stars
$55.16
-0.1%
$65.53
+18.8%
-12.8%$11.69B$13.88B11.0316,500Positive News
CPB
Campbell Soup
3.8648 of 5 stars
$46.03
-0.8%
$46.35
+0.7%
-12.0%$13.72B$9.36B17.9814,500Analyst Forecast
CAG
Conagra Brands
3.5093 of 5 stars
$30.79
+0.2%
$33.14
+7.7%
-13.6%$14.72B$12.28B15.4718,600Positive News
COKE
Coca-Cola Consolidated
0.4646 of 5 stars
$981.17
+3.8%
N/A+47.3%$9.19B$6.65B20.2117,000Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
COTY
Coty
4.1571 of 5 stars
$10.49
+0.2%
$13.21
+26.0%
-5.0%$9.10B$5.55B45.5911,350Analyst Revision
ELF
e.l.f. Beauty
3.7386 of 5 stars
$159.04
+3.4%
$182.00
+14.4%
+117.2%$8.83B$578.84M70.37339Analyst Forecast
News Coverage
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This page (NYSE:LW) was last updated on 5/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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