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Lancaster Colony Stock Forecast, Price & News

-2.31 (-1.31 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $174.67
50-Day Range
MA: $178.08
52-Week Range
Now: $174.67
Volume110,700 shs
Average Volume99,411 shs
Market Capitalization$4.81 billion
P/E Ratio36.09
Dividend Yield1.72%
Lancaster Colony Corporation manufactures and markets specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Retail and Foodservice. It offers frozen garlic bread under the New York BRAND Bakery; frozen Parkerhouse style yeast and dinner rolls under the Sister Schubert's; frozen mini stuffed bagels under the Bantam Bagels; salad dressings under the Marzetti, Simply Dressed, Simply 60, Cardini's, Tastefully Dressed, and Girard's; and vegetable and fruit dips under the Marzetti brand names. The company also provides flatbread wraps and pizza crusts under the Flatout; sprouted grain bakery products under the Angelic Bakehouse; croutons and salad toppings under the New York BRAND Bakery, Chatham Village, and Marzetti; and frozen pasta under the Marzetti Frozen Pasta brand names. In addition, it manufactures and sells other products to brand license agreements, including Olive Garden's dressings, Chick-fil-A, and Buffalo Wild Wings sauces. The company sells its products through sales personnel, food brokers, and distributors to retailers and restaurants. Lancaster Colony Corporation was founded in 1961 and is based in Westerville, Ohio.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Canned, frozen, & preserved fruits, vegetables, & food special
Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats
Current SymbolNASDAQ:LANC
Year FoundedN/A



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.33 billion
Cash Flow$6.41 per share
Book Value$28.47 per share


Net Income$136.98 million


Market Cap$4.81 billion
Next Earnings Date5/4/2021 (Estimated)


Overall MarketRank

2.00 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

35th out of 301 stocks

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

2nd out of 9 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 0.0Community Rank: 2.5Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 0.8Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
-2.31 (-1.31 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Lancaster Colony (NASDAQ:LANC) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Lancaster Colony a buy right now?

1 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Lancaster Colony in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Lancaster Colony stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Lancaster Colony?

Wall Street analysts have given Lancaster Colony a "Buy" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Lancaster Colony wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is Lancaster Colony's next earnings date?

Lancaster Colony is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May 4th 2021.
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How were Lancaster Colony's earnings last quarter?

Lancaster Colony Co. (NASDAQ:LANC) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February, 4th. The company reported $1.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.44 by $0.18. The business had revenue of $375 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $362.97 million. Lancaster Colony had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 16.90% and a net margin of 9.90%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.58 earnings per share.
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How has Lancaster Colony's stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

Lancaster Colony's stock was trading at $144.38 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, LANC stock has increased by 21.0% and is now trading at $174.67.
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How often does Lancaster Colony pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Lancaster Colony?

Lancaster Colony declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 24th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 9th will be given a dividend of $0.75 per share on Wednesday, March 31st. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.72%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 8th.
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Is Lancaster Colony a good dividend stock?

Lancaster Colony pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.70%. Lancaster Colony has been increasing its dividend for 26 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Lancaster Colony is 60.85%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Lancaster Colony will have a dividend payout ratio of 46.58% next year. This indicates that Lancaster Colony will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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Who are Lancaster Colony's key executives?

Lancaster Colony's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. John B. Gerlach Jr., Exec. Chairman (Age 66, Pay $716.95k)
  • Mr. David A. Ciesinski, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 55, Pay $1.84M)
  • Mr. Thomas K. Pigott, VP, Assistant Sec. & CFO (Age 56, Pay $940.08k)
  • Mr. David S. Nagle, Chief Supply Chain Officer of T. Marzetti Company (Age 56, Pay $704.27k)
  • Mr. Carl R. Stealey, Pres of Retail Division at T. Marzetti Company (Age 50, Pay $773.45k)
  • Ms. Kristin J. Bird, Pres of Foodservice Division of T. Marzetti Company (Age 50, Pay $912.35k)
  • Dale N. Ganobsik, VP of Investor Relations & Treasurer
  • Mr. Matthew R. Shurte, Gen. Counsel, Chief Ethics Officer & Sec. (Age 53)
  • Mr. Douglas A. Fell, Transformation Program Officer (Age 59)
  • Mr. David M. Segal, Sr. Corp. Counsel and Assistant Sec.

What is Jay Gerlach Jr.'s approval rating as Lancaster Colony's CEO?

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

Who are some of Lancaster Colony's key competitors?

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 (BDX) and Ecolab (ECL).

What is Lancaster Colony's stock symbol?

Lancaster Colony trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LANC."

Who are Lancaster Colony's major shareholders?

Lancaster Colony's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.10%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.88%), First Trust Advisors LP (1.26%), Northern Trust Corp (1.16%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (1.07%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.96%). Company insiders that own Lancaster Colony stock include David S Nagle, John B Gerlach Jr and Neeli Bendapudi.
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Which major investors are selling Lancaster Colony stock?

LANC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Los Angeles Capital Management LLC, Northern Trust Corp, Guggenheim Capital LLC, and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.. Company insiders that have sold Lancaster Colony company stock in the last year include David S Nagle, and John B Gerlach Jr.
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Which major investors are buying Lancaster Colony stock?

LANC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First Trust Advisors LP, Caas Capital Management LP, Victory Capital Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., SG Americas Securities LLC, Engineers Gate Manager LP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Russell Investments Group Ltd..
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How do I buy shares of Lancaster Colony?

Shares of LANC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Lancaster Colony's stock price today?

One share of LANC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $174.67.

How much money does Lancaster Colony make?

Lancaster Colony has a market capitalization of $4.81 billion and generates $1.33 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $136.98 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.93 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Lancaster Colony have?

Lancaster Colony employs 3,200 workers across the globe.

What is Lancaster Colony's official website?

The official website for Lancaster Colony is www.lancastercolony.com.

Where are Lancaster Colony's headquarters?

Lancaster Colony is headquartered at 380 POLARIS PARKWAY SUITE 400, WESTERVILLE OH, 43082.

How can I contact Lancaster Colony?

Lancaster Colony's mailing address is 380 POLARIS PARKWAY SUITE 400, WESTERVILLE OH, 43082. The company can be reached via phone at 614-224-7141 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 3/1/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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