Lifeway Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:LWAY) went up by 13.61% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $3.74 and move down -41.13%, while LWAY stocks collected +13.00% of gains with the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported 20 hours ago that Lifeway Foods, Inc. Appoints Dorri McWhorter to its Board of Directors

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Lifeway Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:LWAY) Worth an Investment?

Lifeway Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: LWAY) scored price to earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 50.71 times of increase in earnings at the present.

LWAY Market Performance

LWAY stocks went down by -4.79% for the week, with the monthly drop of -4.01% and a quarterly performance of 36.41%, while its annual performance rate touched -28.67%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 11.56% for LWAY stocks with the simple moving average of 19.86% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion on Lifeway Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:LWAY)

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for LWAY stocks, with DA Davidson repeating the rating for LWAY shares by setting it to “Buy”. The predicted price for LWAY socks in the upcoming period according to DA Davidson is $14 based on the research report published on December 11, 2015.

Imperial Capital, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see LWAY stock at the price of $22, previously predicting the value of $17. The rating they have provided for LWAY stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on March 18, 2015.

Taglich Brothers gave “Speculative Buy” rating to LWAY stocks, setting the target price at $19.65 in the report published on May 28, 2013.

LWAY Stocks 7.38% Far from 50 Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought LWAY to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, Lifeway Foods, Inc. was unable to take a rebound, for now settling with -29.14% of loss for the given period.

The stock volatility was left at 5.16%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 9.00%, while the shares surge at the distance of +9.43% for the moving average in the last 20 days. In oppose to the moving average for the last 50 days, trading by -3.02% lower at the present time.

In the course of the last 5 trading sessions, LWAY went up by +13.00%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200 days to the total of +6.08% of gains for the stock in comparison to the 20-day moving average settled at $2.39. In addition, Lifeway Foods, Inc. saw 17.22% in overturn over the period of a single year with a tendency to cut further gains.

LWAY Stock Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at Lifeway Foods, Inc. (LWAY), starting from SMOLYANSKY JULIE, who bought 300 shares at the price of $2.16 back on Apr 20. After this action, Rushing now owns 2,516 shares of Lifeway Foods, Inc., valued at $648 with the latest closing price.

SMOLYANSKY JULIE, the President and CEO of Lifeway Foods, Inc., bought 1,600 shares at the value of $2.23 during a trade that took place back on Apr 17, which means that SMOLYANSKY JULIE is holding 1,827,051 shares at the value of $3,561 based on the most recent closing price.

LWAY Stock Fundamentals

The current profitability levels are settled at -2.06 for the present operating margin and +23.44 for gross margin. The net margin for Lifeway Foods, Inc. stands at +0.48. Total capital return value is set at -4.06, while invested capital returns managed to touch 0.95. Equity return holds the value 2.30%, with 1.70% for asset returns.

Based on Lifeway Foods, Inc. (LWAY), the company’s capital structure generated 8.13 points for debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is set at the value of 7.52. Total debt to assets is settled at the value of 6.01 with long-term debt to equity ratio rests at -7.76 and long-term debt to capital is 7.47.

EBITDA value lies at -260,000 with total debt to EBITDA carrying the value of 1.95. The value for Enterprise to Sales is 0.33 with debt to enterprise value settled at 0.11. The receivables turnover for Lifeway Foods, Inc. is 11.42 with the total asset turnover at the value of 1.60. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.02.