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Lifeway Foods (LWAY) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+0.33 (+1.95%)
(As of 05/21/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
197,871 shs
Average Volume
125,067 shs
Market Capitalization
$253.45 million
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Lifeway Foods MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
21.9% Upside
$21.00 Price Target
Short Interest
4.94% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
News Sentiment
0.06mentions of Lifeway Foods in the last 14 days
Based on 22 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$3.06 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $0.80 to $1.23 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

3.15 out of 5 stars

Consumer Defensive Sector

4th out of 10 stocks

Packaged Foods Industry

3rd out of 7 stocks

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About Lifeway Foods Stock (NASDAQ:LWAY)

Lifeway Foods, Inc. produces and markets probiotic-based products in the United States and internationally. Its primary product is drinkable kefir, a cultured dairy product in various organic and non-organic sizes, flavors, and types. The company offers European-style soft cheeses; cream and other products; ProBugs, a line of kefir products designed for children; drinkable yogurt; and fresh made butter and sour cream. It sells its products under the Lifeway, GlenOaks Farms, and Fresh Made brand names, as well as under private labels on behalf of customers primarily through direct sales force, brokers, and distributors. Lifeway Foods, Inc. was incorporated in 1986 and is based in Morton Grove, Illinois.

LWAY Stock Price History

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Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY) Price Target Raised to $28.00
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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Packaged Foods
Packaged Foods & Meats
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
2 Analysts


Net Income
$11.37 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$160.12 million
Cash Flow
$0.92 per share
Book Value
$4.11 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$253.45 million
Not Optionable

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LWAY Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Lifeway Foods stock right now?

2 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Lifeway Foods in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" LWAY shares.
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What is Lifeway Foods' stock price target for 2024?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Lifeway Foods' stock. Their LWAY share price targets range from $14.00 to $28.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $21.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 21.9% from the stock's current price.
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How have LWAY shares performed in 2024?

Lifeway Foods' stock was trading at $13.41 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, LWAY stock has increased by 28.5% and is now trading at $17.23.
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When is Lifeway Foods' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, August 12th 2024.
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How were Lifeway Foods' earnings last quarter?

Lifeway Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:LWAY) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, May, 14th. The company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $44.63 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $43 million. Lifeway Foods had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 22.34% and a net margin of 7.77%. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.06 earnings per share.

What is Julie Smolyansky's approval rating as Lifeway Foods' CEO?

3 employees have rated Lifeway Foods Chief Executive Officer Julie Smolyansky on Julie Smolyansky has an approval rating of 38% among the company's employees. This puts Julie Smolyansky in the bottom 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Lifeway Foods own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Lifeway Foods investors own include Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), AGNC Investment (AGNC), B&G Foods (BGS), Carnival Co. & (CCL), CVS Health (CVS), General Electric (GE), Ares Capital (ARCC), Energy Transfer (ET), Gilead Sciences (GILD) and Altria Group (MO).

Who are Lifeway Foods' major shareholders?

Lifeway Foods' stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. (1.68%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (0.75%) and Acadian Asset Management LLC (0.11%). Insiders that own company stock include Edward Smolyansky, Eric A Hanson, Julie Smolyansky, Ludmila Smolyansky and Pol Sikar.
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How do I buy shares of Lifeway Foods?

Shares of LWAY stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NASDAQ:LWAY) was last updated on 5/21/2024 by Staff

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