Headlines about Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lifeway Foods earned a media sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.4966440886418 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Lifeway Foods stock traded up $0.09 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $3.69. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 5,643 shares, compared to its average volume of 22,713. The stock has a market cap of $57.48 million, a PE ratio of -184.50 and a beta of 0.36. The company has a quick ratio of 1.57, a current ratio of 2.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13. Lifeway Foods has a 1-year low of $3.55 and a 1-year high of $10.75.

Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May 15th. The company reported $0.00 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.07) by $0.07. The business had revenue of $28.74 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $26.50 million. Lifeway Foods had a negative return on equity of 0.84% and a negative net margin of 0.35%.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Lifeway Foods from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 20th. Taglich Brothers restated a “speculative buy” rating and issued a $14.10 target price on shares of Lifeway Foods in a report on Monday, June 18th. ValuEngine cut Lifeway Foods from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, June 22nd. Finally, TheStreet cut Lifeway Foods from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a report on Friday, May 4th.

In other news, Director Ludmila Smolyansky sold 23,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.75, for a total value of $135,125.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, COO Edward Smolyansky sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.66, for a total value of $56,600.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 50,450 shares of company stock valued at $298,234. 50.70% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Lifeway Foods Company Profile

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, BioKefir, and kefir with oats.

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