LWAY stock: buy or sell?
February 27th, 2020
Lifeway Foods, Inc. manufactures and sells probiotic, cultured, and functional dairy health food products in the United States and internationally.
Should I buy LWAY stock?You can't be a successful trader if you don't follow a methodolgy or system that assist you in choosing companies and the correct market timing. That's why is so important to choose your own trading plan that fits your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with Lifeway Foods stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Lifeway Foods stock a buy?
Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday.Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for LWAY stock for the last month.
LWAY stock analysis
Lifeway Foods ended today at $2.11 and plunged a bloodcurdling -7.05%.
Shares of Lifeway Foods plunged a bloodcurdling -7.05% and closed at $2.11.
After boosting a brilliant 5.16% in a week last week, Lifeway Foods closed this week at $2.11 and collapsed a scary -16.27%.
Lifeway Foods stock is trading in the range of its last top and last bottom. Loosing would mean breaking the current uptrend. Breakdowns under last bottom are selling point signals for some trading strategies.
LWAY stock price history
LWAY stock went public on January 4th, 1989 with a price of $0.001. Since then, LWAY stock surged a inf%, with an average of inf% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in LWAY stock in 1989, it would worth $inf today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
LWAY stock historical price chart
LWAY stock reached 52-week highs on June at $4.75, and all-time highs 2015-03-30 with a price of 22.38.
LWAY stock price targetHow much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price target for Lifeway Foods stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAfter presenting its last earnings report on March, Lifeway Foods . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will update this report.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, Lifeway Foods annual turnover plunged a spooky -13.07% to $103.35 M USD from $118.89 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, however, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) declined a -2.69% to -2.99%.
|2013||$98 M||-||$4.99 M5.1%||-|
|2014||$119 M||21.99%||$1.96 M1.6%||-60.79%|
|2015||$119 M||-0.31%||$1.97 M1.7%||0.80%|
|2016||$124 M||4.46%||$3.48 M2.8%||76.42%|
|2017||$119 M||-4.02%||$-0.35 M-0.3%||-109.95%|
|2018||$103 M||-13.07%||$-3.09 M-3.0%||791.91%|
Quarterly financial resultsLifeway Foods posted $23.03 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a -5.92% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-2.81 M with a profit margin of -12.21%. Profit margin collapsed a -10.11% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -2.10%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Lifeway Foods sales marked a frightening correction and plummed a -12.28%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Lifeway Foods posted 3 positive quarters in a row.
|2017-Q1||$32 M||-||$0.12 M0.4%||-|
|2017-Q2||$32 M||-1.21%||$1.04 M3.3%||738.71%|
|2017-Q3||$29 M||-9.28%||$0.24 M0.8%||-76.63%|
|2017-Q4||$26 M||-8.79%||$-1.75 M-6.7%||-819.75%|
|2018-Q1||$29 M||9.46%||$0.07 M0.2%||-104.00%|
|2018-Q2||$27 M||-5.73%||$0.17 M0.6%||142.86%|
|2018-Q3||$24 M||-9.65%||$-0.51 M-2.1%||-402.35%|
|2018-Q4||$23 M||-5.92%||$-2.81 M-12.2%||447.08%|
Lifeway Foods ownershipWhen you are planning to buy a company, it's worth to review its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Lifeway Foods, 73.54% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
In case of Lifeway Foods stock, 8.78% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for LWAY stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:
|Market cap||$33.1 M|
|Total shares||15.7 M|
|Float shares||4.2 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||8.8%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||73.5%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Thursday, February 27th, 2020|
|Day range||$2.08 - $2.29|
|Average true range||$0.13|
|50d mov avg||$2.28|
|100d mov avg||$2.16|
|200d mov avg||$2.50|
Lifeway Foods performanceStocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. For Lifeway Foods, the comparison is made against .