Landec Corporation is part of the consumer defensive sector and is part of the consumer packaged goods industry. The company CEO is Molly A. Hemmeter. Landec Corp and its subsidiaries design, develop, manufacture and market differentiated products in food and biomaterials markets and license technology applications to partners.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The LNDC shares had a previous change of 2.46% which opened at 9.79 and closed at 10.00. It moved to an intraday high of 10.12 and a low of 9.76.

SeekingAlpha:  Landec: Buy, Sell Or Hold?

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, LNDC shares returned 0.10% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -20.26%. Over three months, it changed -17.29%. In one year it has changed -23.95% and within that year its 52-week high was 15.60 and its 52-week low was 9.54. LNDC stock is 4.88% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 12.73 and a 50 day moving average of 11.20. Right now, LNDC stock is trading -21.45% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Landec: Buy, Sell Or Hold?

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $291.8m with 29.2m shares outstanding and a float of 27.9m shares. Trading volume was 156,858 shares and has experienced an average volume of 223,621 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Landec Corporation was 0.89 which ended on 31st of May 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 11.24. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.00. The trailing twelve month EPS is 0.36, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 27.78.

The next earnings report will be: 06-17-2019

The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of Landec Corporation; it is typically displayed as a percentage and called the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 20.20% over the last twelve months.

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I calculated the beta to be 0.86

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 2.70%, return on assets is 1.57%, profit margin is 1.36%, price-to-sales is 0.52 and price-to-book is 1.05.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 3  : Growth Expectations Result
 2  : Financial Safety Result
 1  : Past Performance Result
 2  : Valuation Result
 0  : Dividend Safety Result
 2  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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