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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 7,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|52-week range||$51.20 - $86.41|
|50-day moving average||$79.60|
|200-day moving average||$76.50|
|Wall St. target price||$86.50|
|Dividend yield||$0.925 (1.15%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.71|
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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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 47x. In other words, Lamb Weston shares trade at around 47x 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 "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.778. 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $655.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Lamb Weston's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$3.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||13.44%|
|Gross profit TTM||$942.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||7.74%|
|Return on equity TTM||69.44%|
|Market capitalisation||$11.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.7 million Lamb Weston shares held short by investors – that's known as Lamb Weston's "short interest". This figure is 2.2% up from 2.7 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Lamb Weston shares can be evaluated.
Lamb Weston's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lamb Weston shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lamb Weston shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). Lamb Weston's SIR currently stands at 2.37. In other words for every 100,000 Lamb Weston shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2370 shares are currently held short.
However Lamb Weston's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lamb Weston shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lamb Weston shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lamb Weston's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lamb Weston shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0278% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lamb Weston shares, roughly 28 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Lamb Weston.
Find out more about how you can short Lamb Weston stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 54.39% of net profits
Recently Lamb Weston has paid out, on average, around 54.39% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.15% 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 1.15% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lamb Weston's case, that would currently equate to about $0.925 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 3 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Lamb Weston's shares have ranged in value from as little as $51.2005 up to $86.41. 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 0.7782. This would suggest that Lamb Weston's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
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, sweet potatoes, commercial ingredients, and appetizers under the Lamb Weston brand, as well as 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' own brands. In addition, it engages in the vegetable and dairy businesses. The company serves retail and foodservice customers; grocery, mass, club, and specialty retailers; and businesses, independent restaurants, regional chain restaurants, and convenience stores, as well as educational institutions.
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