Broker’s Roundup on: Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW)

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW) fell -0.35% during previous trade. Stifel issued rating on the stock of Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW) in a research note issued to investors on Apr-07-17, the stock received “Downgrade” rating from Buy to Hold from $42 to $44. Additionally Goldman issued their verdict on the stock of the company, on record date of Feb-08-17 the stock was “Initiated” as Neutral besides that on Nov-17-16 Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW) was “Initiated” by Jefferies as Buy. Furthermore on Nov-16-16 the stock was “Initiated” by BofA/Merrill as Buy.

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW) shares ended last trading session at the price of $42.99whereas a number of traders indicating mean target price will hit $43 over the next twelve months, mean value of price target most recently revised on 04/06/17. Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW)’s highest estimates of price target are $48 and low forecast is $38 based on the opinion of 6 analysts. The price target estimates represents a standard deviation of 4.43. However brokerage recommendations suggests an ABR of 1.50 based on calls of 4 experts, where 3 brokers polls the stock a Strong Buy, 0 suggest the stock a Buy, 1 suggest Hold, 0 are rating the stock as Sell while 0 as Strong Sell.

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW) is expected to release the earnings of its current quarter on 4/6/17. The company is expected to release $0.5 EPS for current quarter according to 6 analysts. For the current quarter the stock has lowest EPS estimates of $0.46 and high estimate of $0.53. For the current year Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW) has set to release EPS of $2.29 as per the sentiments of 6 analysts, however according to 6 analysts, the company expected to release $2.28 EPS for next year.

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW)’s average revenue estimates for the current quarter are $816.93M according to 4 number of analysts. However its lowest revenue estimates are $812.1M and highest revenue estimates are $827.3M. For the next quarter the company has anticipated average revenues of $801.2M, according to the sentiments of 4 analysts. For the current year the company has fixed $3.15B revenues, as per the opinion of 6 analysts. For the current year the company has low revenue estimates of $3.14B in contradiction of high revenue estimates of $3.15B. Whereas for the next year revenues are set at $3.25B by 6 analysts.

The stock exchanged hands 2.62M shares versus average trading capacity of 1.25M shares, while its shares’ total market worth is $6.26B along with 146.07M outstanding shares. Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW) shares were trading -1.13% below from the 52-week high price mark of $43.48 and +45.89% above from the 52-week price bottom of $29.47. However the company observed 52 week high price on 03/22/17 and witnessed 52 week low price on 11/14/16. The company’s price sits 6.20% above from its 50-day moving average of $41.43 and 13.58% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $37.76. Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW)’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve month stands at 2.07. However the company’s price to cash per share for most recent quarter stands at 91.66.

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW) to Report Quarterly Earnings: What’s in the Cards?

Shares of Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW) fell -0.14% to reach at $36.84 during previous trading session. The company has experienced volume of 3,712,600 shares while on average the company has a capacity of trading 2.30M share.

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW) announced on January 10, 2017 its second quarter 2017 results. Net sales were $791 million, up 7 percent versus the year-ago period. Volume increased 4 percentage points as productivity programs and strong manufacturing plant performance stretched available capacity, allowing the Company to meet demand growth in both North America and international markets. Price/mix increased 3 percentage points due to pricing actions and favorable product and customer mix.

Income from operations increased 15 percent to $126 million from $110 million in the prior year period, and included $9 million of costs related to the spinoff from Conagra Brands, Inc. (formerly ConAgra Foods, Inc., “Conagra”). The increase was largely due to favorable price/mix and volume, as well as supply chain efficiencies. Raw potato costs were essentially flat versus the prior year period. Selling, general and administrative expense increased, largely due to incremental costs associated with being a stand-alone business as well as higher incentive compensation costs.

Adjusted EBITDA including unconsolidated joint ventures was $168 million, an increase of 19 percent versus the prior year period, mainly reflecting growth in income from operations, partially offset by lower equity method investment earnings.

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW) holds the market capitalization of $5.38B along with 146.00M outstanding shares. During the last trade, stock’s minimum price has been reached out at $36.19 while the maximum trading price moved at $38.96. Currently the stock price is moving -4.56% off from the highest level of twelve months and +24.38% above from twelve months low. Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW) marked 52-week highest price level of $38.60 on 01/10/17 and 52-week lowest price level of $29.62 on 11/14/16. For the stock, price target value has been calculated at $39.20 based on calls of 5 experts. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $35.00 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $45.00.

As of current trade, Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW) has shown weekly downbeat performance of -1.73%. Year-to-date (YTD) performance of the stock illustrate downbeat trend of -2.67%. Shares of Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW) currently have an ABR of 2.20, derived from a total of 5 opinions. The company’s price sits 5.87% above from its 50-day moving average of $35.31 and 5.87% above from the stock’s 200-day moving average of $34.51. The company has Average True Range (ATR 14) of 1.26. Its weekly and monthly volatility is   4.34%, 3.47% respectively.

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW) currently has a PEG ratio of 7.10 where as its P/E ratio is 17.75. The company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months is 1.77, whereas price to cash per share for the most recent quarter is 73.82. Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW)’s quick ratio for most recent quarter is 0.80 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 2.00. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.10 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0.07. Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW) has a Return on Investment of 15.00%.