Technical Picture For Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) And Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (LW)

0 analysts out of 5 Wall Street brokerage firms rate Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) as a Buy, while 1 see it as a Sell. The rest 4 describe it as a Hold. FLO stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $23.1. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $22.71. Analysts have set FLO’s consensus price at $19, effectively giving it a -17.39% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $23 (up 0% from current price levels). FLO has a 13.5% ROE, lower than the 15.25% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 66.53%.

It is expected that in Jun 2019 quarter FLO will have an EPS of $0.26, suggesting a 4% growth. For Sep 2019 is projected at $0.25. It means that there could be a 8.7% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 6.38% to about $1. As for the coming year, growth will be about 7%, lifting earnings to $1.07. RSI after the last trading period was 65.1. FLO recorded a change of 1.01% over the past week and returned 13.47% over the last three months while the FLO stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of 6.58%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 24.53%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of 19.85% while the shares have moved 10.63% for the past 12 months.

Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) currently trades at $23, which is higher by 0.92% its previous price. It has a total of 210.25 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 0.39. The company’s stock volume dropped to 0.92 million, worse than 963.49 thousands that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day increase of about 1.01% in its price means FLO is now 24.53% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43437 since its $23.39 52-week high price recorded on 23rd of May 2019. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of 10.63 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $5.22 above the 52 week low of $17.78 set on 26th of December 2018.

Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO)’s EPS was $0.32 as reported for the March quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $0.3. That means that its growth in general now stands at 7%. Therefore, a prediction of $0.3 given by the analysts brought a positive surprise of 7%. FLO March quarter revenue was $1.26 billion, compared to $1.21 billion recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 5% growth rate. The company’s $0.05 billion revenue growth that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LW) shares appreciated 0.81% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 1.13%. LW’s price now at $61.92 is weaker than the 50-day average of $67.15. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $71.21 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 145.27 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 149.63 million. The company’s management holds a total of 0.57%, while institutional investors hold about 90.4% of the remaining shares. LW share price finished last trade -2.15% below its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -13.07%, while closing the session with -8.15% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (LW) shares were last observed trading -26.16% down since November 14, 2018 when the peak of $83.86 was hit. Last month’s price growth of -8.2% puts LW performance for the year now at -15.82%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 4.67%, a 52-week worst price since May. 31, 2019. However, it is losing value with -15.7% in the last 6 months. From a technical perspective, it appears more likely that the stock will experience a Bull Run market as a result of the strong support seen recently between $60.97 and $61.44. The immediate resistance area is now $62.37 Williams’s %R (14) for LW moved to 59.35 while the stochastic %K points at 28.7.

LW’s beta is 0; meaning investors could reap lower returns, although it also poses lower risks. The company allocated $2.92 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $926.8 million, which was 7% versus $863.4 million in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Feb 19 quarter came in at $0.95 compared to $0.91 in the year-ago quarter and had represented 4% year-over-year earnings per share growth. LW’s ROA is 15.5%, higher than the 9.56% industry average. Although a more robust percentage would be better, consideration is given to how well peers within the industry performed. Companies within the sector had an ROA of 24.57%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LW) are around $0.72 per share in three months through May with $0.8 also the estimate for August quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at 10.77% and 9.59%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be 20.3%, the target being $3.2 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 7.19%, more likely to see it hit the $3.43 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 12.4%. LW ranks lower in comparison to an average of 19.39% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 13.01%.