Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY) Coverage Initiated at StockNews.com

StockNews.com assumed coverage on shares of Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAYGet Rating) in a report issued on Monday. The brokerage issued a strong-buy rating on the stock.

Other equities research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Noble Financial upgraded Lifeway Foods from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and set a $10.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, November 16th. TheStreet downgraded Lifeway Foods from a b- rating to a c rating in a report on Thursday, September 22nd.

Lifeway Foods Stock Performance

Shares of LWAY opened at $7.11 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.55, a current ratio of 2.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11. Lifeway Foods has a 12-month low of $4.55 and a 12-month high of $9.00. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $6.12 and its 200-day simple moving average is $5.66.

Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAYGet Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August 26th. The company reported ($0.06) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $34.10 million for the quarter. Lifeway Foods had a net margin of 0.08% and a return on equity of 0.23%. Research analysts predict that Lifeway Foods will post 0.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Insiders Place Their Bets

In other Lifeway Foods news, major shareholder Edward Smolyansky sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.72, for a total value of $38,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 1,995,112 shares in the company, valued at $15,402,264.64. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 50.34% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On Lifeway Foods

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Lifeway Foods stock. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Lifeway Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:LWAYGet Rating) by 22.8% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 178,117 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 33,079 shares during the quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. owned 1.15% of Lifeway Foods worth $1,286,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 29.36% of the company’s stock.

Lifeway Foods Company Profile

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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.

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