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How to buy Lamb Weston stock
Learn how to easily invest in Lamb Weston stock.
Lamb Weston Holdings Inc is a packaged foods business based in the US. Lamb Weston shares (LW) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Lamb Weston employs 8,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.1 billion.
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Lamb Weston stock price (NYSE: LW)Use our graph to track the performance of LW stocks over time.
Lamb Weston shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$82.15|
|52-week range||$49.38 - $83.29|
|50-day moving average||$79.40|
|200-day moving average||$68.41|
|Wall St. target price||$85.86|
|Dividend yield||$0.96 (1.27%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.38|
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Lamb Weston price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-29)||5.21%|
|1 month (2022-09-02)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-07-06)||11.72%|
|6 months (2022-04-06)||35.92%|
|1 year (2021-10-06)||31.78%|
|2 years (2020-10-06)||17.09%|
|3 years (2019-10-04)||5.63%|
|5 years (2017-10-06)||67.21%|
Is Lamb Weston stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Lamb Weston stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Lamb Weston's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Lamb Weston's P/E ratio
Lamb Weston's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 56x. In other words, Lamb Weston shares trade at around 56x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Lamb Weston's PEG ratio
Lamb Weston's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.3858. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Lamb Weston's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Lamb Weston's EBITDA
Lamb Weston's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $639.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Lamb Weston's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Lamb Weston financials
|Revenue TTM||$4.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||10.92%|
|Gross profit TTM||$832 million|
|Return on assets TTM||6.7%|
|Return on equity TTM||47.77%|
|Market capitalisation||$11.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Lamb Weston share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 51.6% of net profits
Recently Lamb Weston has paid out, on average, around 51.6% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.27% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Lamb Weston shareholders could enjoy a 1.27% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lamb Weston's case, that would currently equate to about $0.96 per share.
Lamb Weston's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Lamb Weston's most recent dividend payout was on 2 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 November 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Lamb Weston share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Lamb Weston's shares have ranged in value from as little as $49.3768 up to $83.29. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Lamb Weston's is 0.5274. This would suggest that Lamb Weston's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Lamb Weston overview
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, commercial ingredients, and appetizers under the Lamb Weston brand, as well as under various customer labels. The company also offers its products under its owned or licensed brands, such as Grown in Idaho and Alexia, and other licensed brands, as well as under retailers' brands. In addition, it engages in the vegetable and dairy businesses. The company serves retail and foodservice customers; and grocery, mass merchants, club, and specialty retailers; and businesses, educational institutions, independent restaurants, regional chain restaurants, and convenience stores.
Lamb Weston in the news
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Lamb Weston is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.406% of Lamb Weston shares are held by insiders and 90.9% by institutions. How many people work for Lamb Weston?
Latest data suggests 8,000 work at Lamb Weston. When does the fiscal year end for Lamb Weston?
Lamb Weston's fiscal year ends in May. Where is Lamb Weston based?
Lamb Weston's address is: 599 South Rivershore Lane, Eagle, ID, United States, 83616 What is Lamb Weston's ISIN number?
Lamb Weston's international securities identification number is: US5132721045 What is Lamb Weston's CUSIP number?
Lamb Weston's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 513272104
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