LWAY stock: buy or sell?
October 18th, 2019
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. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best time to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.
Currently, Lifeway Foods stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.
|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?
Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday.Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for LWAY stock for the last month.
LWAY stock analysis
Lifeway Foods shares remained constant 0.00% to $2.15 on October 18th.
Lifeway Foods remained constant a tight 0.00% and closed at $2.15. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed down on Sep/17, LWAY fell $-0.60 per share (-21.82%). Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on July, LWAY price slid a -37.50%.
Shares of Lifeway Foods closed this week at $2.15 and raised a good 1.42%. Late September LWAY collapsed a hair-raising -10.58% in just one week. Late August LWAY skyrocketed an astounding 11.30% in just one week.
Since mid September, when LWAY stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-0.64 per share (-22.94%). Stocks below the 40-weeks moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders. Since SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up by mid July, LWAY price slid a -31.53%.
LWAY stock price history
LWAY IPO was on January 4th, 1989 at $0.00 per share1. 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 targetNobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. You should not follow the analysts' LWAY stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we have not found any price forecast for Lifeway Foods stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAfter publishing its last earnings report on March, Lifeway Foods . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a hair-raising loss of -13.07% to $103.35 M dollars. Instead, its profit margin (compared to sales) decreased to -2.99%, that is $-3.09 million.
|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 reported $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 plummed a -10.11% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -2.10%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Lifeway Foods sales marked a dreadful decrease and collapsed 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 invest in shares of a company, it's worth to have a look 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, 73.10% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
In case of Lifeway Foods stock, 11.17% 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.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Lifeway Foods:
|Market cap||$33.9 M||$110.3 M||$3.0 B|
|Total shares||15.8 M||91.9 M||56.2 M|
|Float shares||4.2 M||90.3 M||52.2 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||11.2%||91.2%||119.2%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||73.1%||11.5%||2.0%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Friday, October 18th, 2019|
|Day range||$2.10 - $2.45|
|Average true range||$0.22|
|50d mov avg||$2.53|
|100d mov avg||$2.81|
|200d mov avg||$2.57|
Lifeway Foods performanceStocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We compared Lifeway Foods against Dean Foods and Treehouse Foods in the following table: