Is Wall Street High Or Low On Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. (LW)?

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LW) trading with a subtraction of -$4.03 to $58.31 on Thursday, a downside of -6.46 percent. An average of 1,299,548 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$4.33 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 1,170,612 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 1,166,789.

LW stock has increased by 0.29% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $54.18 on 10/07/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 03/08/21, shares of the company touched a low of $59.77 and a high of $86.41 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -32.52% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

66 days have passed since Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. (LW) last reported insider trading activity. Werner Thomas P., who is President and CEO, most recently acquired $69,382 shares at $67.16 per share on Aug 02. In this transaction, the insider spent $4,659,945. President and CEO, Werner Thomas P., disposed of 69,500 shares at a price of $78.46 on Apr 12. The insider now owns more than $5,453,165 worth of shares. Prior to that, President and CEO Werner Thomas P. went on to Sale 69,500 shares at $77.65 each on Jan 15. An amount of $5,396,675 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. (LW) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 28.86, which compares with the 18.75 for the broader industry and 24.79 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, Lamb Weston Holdings Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 50.18 and 13.85. The stock’s beta is 0.76. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 2.41, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 19.01, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 22.00.

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. pays a $0.94 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 1.61%. The company has a payout ratio of 42.60%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.2350 a share, without any change from last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 4 consecutive years with the latest increase dividend $0.0050 reported on Thursday December 17 2020. Dividends have grown by -8.00% each year over the last three years.

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. will next go ex-dividend on 4-Nov-2021. The next dividend payment Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. will make is expected to be $0.235.

The quick ratio of Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. for the three months ended May 30 was 2.10, and the current ratio was 2.90, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 5.63 and a total debt to equity ratio of 5.70 for the quarter ending May 30. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 22.70% against a 5-year average of 24.5%. Lamb Weston Holdings Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending May 30 is 17.91%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 12.90%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $832.0 million compared to revenue of $3.67 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Lamb Weston Holdings Inc.’s return on assets was 7.60%, compared to 13.7% over the last five years. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 12.06 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

The analyst consensus anticipated Lamb Weston Holdings Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.42 per share, but it turned out to be $0.44, a 4.80% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $144.4 million. Shareholders own equity worth $146.19 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. (LW) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 06 October was 22.33%, suggesting the stock is oversold, with historical volatility in this time frame at 47.70%.

As of today, LW’s price is $61.51 -7.06% or -$4.33 from its 5-day moving average. LW is currently trading -6.87% lower than its 20-day SMA and -26.57% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -14.64% below the SMA50 and -26.37% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 55.17% and 69.46%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 2.10. With the 14-day stochastic at 30.20% and the average true range at 1.83, the RSI (14) stands at 27.24%. The stock has reached -0.87 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -0.70.

Analyst Ratings

Jefferies upgraded Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LW) to a a Buy rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a a Hold.The consensus rating for Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. (LW) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell LW, while 2 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 1 analysts, while 6 others rate it as a “buy”.

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

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $77.00 and $100.00, with a median target of $83.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. (LW) stock is $84.43.


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