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How to buy Lifeway Foods (LWAY) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in Lifeway Foods stocks.
Lifeway Foods is a packaged foods business based in the US. Lifeway Foods stocks (LWAY.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $6.37 – a decrease of 0.58% over the previous week. Lifeway Foods employs 316 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $113.7 million.
How to buy shares in Lifeway Foods
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- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – LWAY – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Lifeway Foods?
- Has coronavirus impacted Lifeway Foods shares?
- Lifeway Foods shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Lifeway Foods stock a buy or sell?
- Lifeway Foods performance over time
- Are Lifeway Foods shares over-valued?
- Lifeway Foods's financials
- How volatile are Lifeway Foods shares?
- Does Lifeway Foods pay a dividend?
- Have Lifeway Foods shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Lifeway Foods stock price (NASDAQ:LWAY)Use our graph to track the performance of LWAY stocks over time.
Lifeway Foods shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$5.15|
|52-week range||$4.51 - $7.20|
|50-day moving average||$5.14|
|200-day moving average||$5.44|
|Wall St. target price||$7.25|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.24|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Lifeway Foods stock?
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Lifeway Foods price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-21)||-1.34%|
|1 month (2021-12-28)||5.60%|
|3 months (2021-10-28)||-6.70%|
|6 months (2021-07-28)||-20.28%|
|1 year (2021-01-28)||-11.82%|
|2 years (2020-01-28)||94.34%|
|3 years (2019-01-28)||87.27%|
|5 years (2017-01-27)||11.03|
Is Lifeway Foods under- or over-valued?
Valuing Lifeway Foods stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Lifeway Foods's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Lifeway Foods's P/E ratio
Lifeway Foods's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Lifeway Foods shares trade at around 22x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Lifeway Foods's PEG ratio
Lifeway Foods's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.54. 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 Lifeway Foods's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Lifeway Foods's EBITDA
Lifeway Foods's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $9 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Lifeway Foods's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Lifeway Foods financials
|Revenue TTM||$113.7 million|
|Operating margin TTM||5.37%|
|Gross profit TTM||$30 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.86%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.71%|
|Market capitalisation||$78.6 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Lifeway Foods share dividends
We're not expecting Lifeway Foods to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Lifeway Foods's shares ever split?
Lifeway Foods's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 16 August 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lifeway Foods shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lifeway Foods shares which in turn could have impacted Lifeway Foods's share price.
Lifeway Foods share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Lifeway Foods's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.51 up to $7.2. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Lifeway Foods's is 1.9655. This would suggest that Lifeway Foods's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Lifeway Foods overview
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, including low fat, non-fat, whole milk, protein, and BioKefir. The company also offers European-style soft cheeses; cream and other products; ProBugs, a line of kefir products designed for children; cupped kefir and Icelandic Skyr, a line of strained kefir and yogurt products; and frozen kefir in soft serve and pint-size containers. It sells its products under the Lifeway and Fresh Made brand names, as well as under private labels on behalf of customers primarily through direct sales force, brokers, and distributors. The company was founded in 1986 and is based in Morton Grove, Illinois. .
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