What’s Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. (LW)’s Price to Earnings Ratio?

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LW) saw an upside of 2.33% to close Friday at $62.80 after adding $1.43 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,063,420 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $63.05 in the past week and touched a new high 3 times within the past 5 days. An average of 1,079,040 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,245,754.

LW’s 1-month performance is -4.24% or -$2.78 on its low of $59.77 reached on 09/23/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $59.77 and high of $86.41, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 03/08/21. YTD, LW has lost -20.24% or -$15.94 and has reached a new high 9 times. However, the current price is down -27.32%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Aug 02, 61 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. (LW). Werner Thomas P. (President and CEO) most recently sold 69,382 shares at $67.16 per share on Aug 02. This transaction cost the insider $4,659,945. President and CEO, Werner Thomas P., sold 69,500 shares at a price of $78.46 on Apr 12. Then, on Jan 15, President and CEO Werner Thomas P. sold 69,500 shares at a price of $77.65 per share. This transaction amounted to $5,396,675.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 50.18 and a low of 13.85. LW stock has a beta of 0.76. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 2.47 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 19.15, with the price to cash flow ratio at 22.53.

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.94 per share. Its dividend yield is 1.50% and the payout ratio is 42.60%. LW paid $0.2350 a share compared with prior rate of $0.2350, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 4 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.0050 reported on Thursday December 17 2020. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by -8.00% yearly.

It is projected that Lamb Weston Holdings Inc.’s next ex-dividend date will be on 4-Nov-2021. LW is expected to distribute $0.235 as its next dividend.

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended May 30 was 2.10, with the current ratio over the same period at 2.90 meaning that LW stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending May 30 was 5.63, while the total debt to equity was 5.70. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 22.70%The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 17.91% while for the period ending May 30; Lamb Weston Holdings Inc.’s operating margin was 12.90%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $832.0 million against revenue of $3.67 billion.

The effectiveness of a company’s management is also important for investors when it comes to determining the potential profitability of the investment. Lamb Weston Holdings Inc.’s return on assets over the past 12 months stands at 7.60%. Return on investment over the past year is 11.90%, while its return on equity (ROE) trailing 12 months is 76.00%. In comparison, the average ROE for the broader industry over the past year is 7.34.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending May 30 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected LW to announce $0.42 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.44, representing a 4.80% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $144.4 million. LW stock balance sheet for the quarter ending May 30 shows that total liabilities totaled 3.73 billion, with total debt at $2.89 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $146.19 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. (LW) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 01 October was 59.61% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 15.62%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $61.72, reflecting a +3.31% or $2.01 change from its current price. LW is currently trading -2.64% above its 20-day SMA, -19.63% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -15.80% and -18.30% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 73.42% and 67.03% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.28. The RSI (14) points at 50.27%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 92.38% with the period’s ATR at 1.30. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.59 and 0.58 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LW), Jefferies upgraded it to a Buy rating. They previously had a Hold rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for LW stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate LW as a “sell,”, while 2 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 2 rates the stock as overweight while 5 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is LW’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $77.00 and a high of $100.00, with their median price target at $83.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. (LW) stock is $85.14.


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