Lancaster Colony (LANC) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-1.06 (-0.55%)
(As of 05/17/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
106,382 shs
Average Volume
133,343 shs
Market Capitalization
$5.27 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Lancaster Colony MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.25 Rating Score
3.8% Upside
$198.75 Price Target
Short Interest
3.18% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.35mentions of Lancaster Colony in the last 14 days
Based on 8 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $6.52 to $6.99 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.49 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

19th out of 137 stocks

Canned, Frozen, & Preserved Fruits, Vegetables, & Food Special Industry

3rd out of 4 stocks

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About Lancaster Colony Stock (NASDAQ:LANC)

Lancaster Colony Corporation engages in the manufacturing and marketing of specialty food products for the retail and foodservice channels in the United States. It operates in two segments, Retail and Foodservice. The company offers frozen garlic bread under the New York BRAND Bakery; frozen Parkerhouse style yeast and dinner rolls under the Sister Schubert's brand; salad dressings under the Marzetti, Simply Dressed, Cardini's, and Girard's brands; vegetable and fruit dips under the Marzetti brand; croutons and salad toppings under the New York BRAND Bakery, Chatham Village, and Marzetti brands; and frozen pasta under the Marzetti Frozen Pasta brand. It also manufactures and sells other products to brand license agreements, including Olive Garden dressings, Buffalo Wild Wings sauces, and Chick-fil-A sauces. The company sells its products through sales personnel, food brokers, and distributors to retailers and restaurants. Lancaster Colony Corporation was incorporated in 1961 and is based in Westerville, Ohio.

LANC Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 3/29 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 6/28 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Fiscal Year End
Next Earnings (Estimated)

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Canned, frozen, & preserved fruits, vegetables, & food special
Packaged Foods & Meats
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
4 Analysts


Net Income
$111.29 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.82 billion
Cash Flow
$6.54 per share
Book Value
$33.16 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$5.27 billion

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Key Executives

  • Mr. David A. CiesinskiMr. David A. Ciesinski (Age 58)
    President, CEO & Director
    Comp: $2.43M
  • Mr. Thomas K. Pigott (Age 59)
    VP, Assistant Secretary & CFO
    Comp: $1.27M
  • Mr. John B. Gerlach Jr.Mr. John B. Gerlach Jr. (Age 69)
    Executive Director
    Comp: $315.79k
  • Mr. Carl R. Stealey (Age 53)
    President of Retail Division at T. Marzetti Company
    Comp: $932.28k
  • Ms. Kristin J. Bird (Age 53)
    President of Foodservice Division of T. Marzetti Company
    Comp: $951.52k
  • Mr. Luis Viso (Age 64)
    Chief Supply Chain Officer of T. Marzetti Company
    Comp: $802.21k
  • Dale N. Ganobsik
    Vice President of Corporate Finance, Investor Relations & Treasurer
  • Mr. Matthew R. Shurte (Age 56)
    General Counsel, Chief Ethics Officer & Secretary
  • Janet A. Murch
    VP & Corporate Controller

LANC Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Lancaster Colony stock right now?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Lancaster Colony in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" LANC shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in LANC, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Lancaster Colony's stock price target for 2024?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Lancaster Colony's shares. Their LANC share price targets range from $166.00 to $226.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $198.75 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 3.8% from the stock's current price.
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How have LANC shares performed in 2024?

Lancaster Colony's stock was trading at $166.39 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, LANC shares have increased by 15.1% and is now trading at $191.51.
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When is Lancaster Colony's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 28th 2024.
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How were Lancaster Colony's earnings last quarter?

Lancaster Colony Co. (NASDAQ:LANC) posted its earnings results on Thursday, May, 2nd. The company reported $1.44 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.42 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $471.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $467.90 million. Lancaster Colony had a net margin of 7.10% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 18.96%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.89 earnings per share.

How often does Lancaster Colony pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Lancaster Colony?

Lancaster Colony announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.90 per share on Friday, June 28th. This represents a $3.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.88%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 7th.
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Is Lancaster Colony a good dividend stock?

Lancaster Colony (NASDAQ:LANC) pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.86%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 61 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 74.69%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, LANC will have a dividend payout ratio of 51.50% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What is Jay Gerlach Jr.'s approval rating as Lancaster Colony's CEO?

2 employees have rated Lancaster Colony Chief Executive Officer Jay Gerlach Jr. on Jay Gerlach Jr. has an approval rating of 100% among the company's employees. This puts Jay Gerlach Jr. in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Lancaster Colony own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Lancaster Colony investors own include Medtronic (MDT), Aflac (AFL), Hormel Foods (HRL), MSA Safety (MSA), PepsiCo (PEP), Sysco (SYY), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), McCormick & Company, Incorporated (MKC), Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) and Ecolab (ECL).

Who are Lancaster Colony's major shareholders?

Lancaster Colony's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.94%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (4.88%), Champlain Investment Partners LLC (2.21%), Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC (1.53%), ProShare Advisors LLC (0.76%) and Bahl & Gaynor Inc. (0.49%). Insiders that own company stock include Alan F Harris, David Alan Ciesinski, David S Nagle, K Pigott Thomas and Kristin Bird.
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How do I buy shares of Lancaster Colony?

Shares of LANC stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NASDAQ:LANC) was last updated on 5/17/2024 by Staff

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