NASDAQ:LANC - Lancaster Colony Stock Price, Price Target & More

Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist.
$144.57 +0.47 (+0.33 %)
(As of 07/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$144.57
Today's Range$143.86 - $144.77
52-Week Range$113.33 - $144.77
Volume36,272 shs
Average Volume86,912 shs
Market Capitalization$3.96 billion
P/E Ratio31.29
Dividend Yield1.67%
Lancaster Colony logoLancaster Colony Corporation manufactures and markets specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets in the United States. It offers salad dressings and sauces under the Marzetti, Marzetti Simply Dressed, Cardini's, and Girard's brands; vegetable dips and fruit dips under the Marzetti brand; frozen garlic breads under the New York BRAND Bakery, Mamma Bella, and Mamma Bella's brands; and frozen Parkerhouse style yeast and dinner rolls under the Sister Schubert's and Mary B's brands. The company also provides dry egg noodles under the Inn Maid and Amish Kitchen brands; frozen specialty noodles under the Reames and Aunt Vi's brands; croutons and salad toppings under the New York BRAND Bakery, New York BRAND Bakery Texas Toast, Chatham Village, Cardini's, Marzetti Simply Dressed, and Marzetti brands; sprouted grain bakery products under the Angelic Bakehouse and Flatzza brands; flatbread wraps and pizza crusts under the Flatout brand; and caviar under the Romanoff brand name. In addition, it manufactures and sells other products to brand license agreements, including Olive Garden's dressings and Jack Daniel's mustards, as well as endorsement agreements, such as Hungry Girl flatbreads. The company's products are sold through sales personnel, food brokers, and distributors to retailers and restaurants, as well as to industrial customers. Lancaster Colony Corporation was founded in 1961 and is based in Westerville, Ohio.

Receive LANC News and Ratings via Email

Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for LANC and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter.

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Canned, frozen, & preserved fruits, vegetables, & food special
Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats
SectorConsumer Staples


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio3.85
Quick Ratio2.92


Trailing P/E Ratio31.29
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.20 billion
Price / Sales3.31
Cash Flow$5.5455 per share
Price / Cash26.07
Book Value$20.99 per share
Price / Book6.89


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.62
Net Income$115.31 million
Net Margins10.91%
Return on Equity19.32%
Return on Assets15.50%


Outstanding Shares27,480,000
Market Cap$3,959.62

Lancaster Colony (NASDAQ:LANC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lancaster Colony's stock symbol?

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

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

Lancaster Colony declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 24th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.60 per share on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.66%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 7th. View Lancaster Colony's Dividend History.

How were Lancaster Colony's earnings last quarter?

Lancaster Colony Corp. (NASDAQ:LANC) released its earnings results on Thursday, April, 26th. The company reported $1.00 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.05 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $296.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $291.50 million. Lancaster Colony had a return on equity of 19.32% and a net margin of 10.91%. The company's revenue was up .8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.95 EPS. View Lancaster Colony's Earnings History.

When is Lancaster Colony's next earnings date?

Lancaster Colony is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August, 16th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Lancaster Colony.

What price target have analysts set for LANC?

2 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for Lancaster Colony's shares. Their predictions range from $150.00 to $150.00. On average, they anticipate Lancaster Colony's share price to reach $150.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 3.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Lancaster Colony.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Lancaster Colony?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Lancaster Colony in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."

Who are some of Lancaster Colony's key competitors?

Who are Lancaster Colony's key executives?

Lancaster Colony's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. John B. Gerlach Jr., Exec. Chairman (Age 64)
  • Mr. David A. Ciesinski, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 52)
  • Mr. Douglas A. Fell, CFO, VP & Treasurer (Age 56)
  • Dale N. Ganobsik, Director of Investor Relations & Corp. Planning
  • Mr. Matthew R. Shurte, Gen. Counsel, Chief Ethics Officer and Sec. (Age 50)

Has Lancaster Colony been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about LANC stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lancaster Colony earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 47.58 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.

Who are Lancaster Colony's major shareholders?

Lancaster Colony's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Fisher Asset Management LLC (1.48%), Welch & Forbes LLC (0.37%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%), Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan (0.02%), Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB (0.01%) and Boston Advisors LLC (0.01%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Lancaster Colony.

Which major investors are selling Lancaster Colony stock?

LANC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Welch & Forbes LLC, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan and Fisher Asset Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lancaster Colony.

Which major investors are buying Lancaster Colony stock?

LANC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Boston Advisors LLC and Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lancaster Colony.

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 Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Lancaster Colony's stock price today?

One share of LANC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $144.57.

How big of a company is Lancaster Colony?

Lancaster Colony has a market capitalization of $3.96 billion and generates $1.20 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $115.31 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.62 on an earnings per share basis. Lancaster Colony employs 2,800 workers across the globe.

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]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Lancaster Colony (NASDAQ LANC)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  255 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  272 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  527
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Lancaster Colony and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LANC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LANC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 7/21/2018 by Staff

Featured Article: Earnings Per Share

Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with's FREE daily email newsletter.