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How to buy Lamb Weston stock (LW)

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Lamb Weston 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 10,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $6.6 billion.

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Lamb Weston stock price (NYSE: LW)

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Lamb Weston shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-07-14.
Latest market close$79.00
52-week range$76.67 - $115.78
50-day moving average $84.77
200-day moving average $94.41
Wall St. target price$107.35
PE ratio 10.5127
Dividend yield $1.2 (1.82%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $7.51

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Lamb Weston price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $79 from 2024-07-17

1 week (2024-07-11) 0.09%
1 month (2024-06-18) -6.71%
3 months (2024-04-18) -1.61%
6 months (2024-01-18) -28.01%
1 year (2023-07-18) -29.49%
2 years (2022-07-18) 8.00%
3 years (2021-07-16) 2.11%
5 years (2019-07-18) 19.62%

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 11x. In other words, Lamb Weston shares trade at around 11x 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.

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 4.3593. 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 $1.4 billion.

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 $6.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 15.52%
Gross profit TTM $832 million
Return on assets TTM 11.03%
Return on equity TTM 88.52%
Profit margin 16.71%
Book value $12.18
Market Capitalization $11.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Lamb Weston share dividends

30%

Dividend payout ratio: 29.91% of net profits

Recently Lamb Weston has paid out, on average, around 29.91% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.82% 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 1.82% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lamb Weston's case, that would currently equate to about $1.2 per share.

While Lamb Weston's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Lamb Weston may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Lamb Weston's most recent dividend payout was on 30 May 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 May 2024 (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 $76.67 up to $115.7817. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LW.US volatility(beta: 0.73)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 0.732. 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 frozen potato products worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Global, Foodservice, Retail, and Other. It offers frozen potatoes, commercial ingredients, and appetizers under the Lamb Weston brand, as well as under various customer labels. The company also provides 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 sells its products through a network of internal sales personnel and independent brokers, agents, and distributors to chain restaurants, wholesale, grocery, mass merchants, club and specialty retailers, businesses, educational institutions, independent restaurants, regional chain restaurants, and convenience stores.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Lamb Weston is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.697% of Lamb Weston shares are held by insiders and 91.626% by institutions.
How many people work for Lamb Weston?
Latest data suggests 10,200 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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