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Lancaster Colony (LANC) Stock Forecast, Price & News

-3.17 (-2.37%)
(As of 05/17/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
123,692 shs
Average Volume
110,806 shs
Market Capitalization
$3.60 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
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About Lancaster Colony

Lancaster Colony Corporation manufactures and markets 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 brand; salad dressings under the Marzetti, Cardini's, and Girard's; flatbread wraps and pizza crusts under the Flatout brand; croutons and salad toppings under the New York BRAND Bakery, Chatham Village, and Marzetti; frozen pasta under the Marzetti Frozen Pasta brand; and vegetable and fruit dips under the Marzetti brand. In addition, it 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.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.47 billion
Cash Flow
$6.47 per share
Book Value
$30.61 per share


Net Income
$142.33 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$3.60 billion

Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 3/31 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Last Earnings
Fiscal Year End
Next Earnings (Estimated)

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Overall MarketRank

2.48 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

51st out of 192 stocks

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

2nd out of 6 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.0Community Rank: 4.4Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 0.0 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Lancaster Colony (NASDAQ:LANC) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Lancaster Colony a buy right now?

2 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Lancaster Colony in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" Lancaster Colony stock. 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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When is Lancaster Colony's next earnings date?

Lancaster Colony is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 25th 2022.
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How were Lancaster Colony's earnings last quarter?

Lancaster Colony Co. (NASDAQ:LANC) announced its earnings results on Thursday, May, 5th. The company reported $0.46 earnings per share for the quarter. The company earned $403.49 million during the quarter. Lancaster Colony had a net margin of 5.73% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 12.98%.
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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 23rd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.80 per share on Thursday, March 31st. This represents a $3.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 8th.
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Is Lancaster Colony a good dividend stock?

Lancaster Colony pays an annual dividend of $3.20 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.39%. Lancaster Colony has been increasing its dividend for 60 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Lancaster Colony is 95.81%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable.
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What price target have analysts set for LANC?

2 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for Lancaster Colony's stock. Their forecasts range from $181.00 to $205.00. On average, they anticipate Lancaster Colony's stock price to reach $193.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 47.6% from the stock's current price.
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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 67, Pay $307.75k)
  • Mr. David A. Ciesinski, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 56, Pay $2.14M)
  • Mr. Thomas K. Pigott, VP, Assistant Sec. & CFO (Age 57, Pay $1.07M)
  • Mr. David S. Nagle, Chief Supply Chain Officer of T. Marzetti Company (Age 57, Pay $844.31k)
  • Mr. Carl R. Stealey, Pres of Retail Division at T. Marzetti Company (Age 51, Pay $880.94k)
  • Ms. Kristin J. Bird, Pres of Foodservice Division of T. Marzetti Company (Age 51, Pay $890.06k)
  • Dale N. Ganobsik, VP of Investor Relations & Treasurer
  • Mr. Matthew R. Shurte, Gen. Counsel, Chief Ethics Officer & Sec. (Age 54)
  • Mr. Douglas A. Fell, Transformation Program Officer (Age 60)
  • 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.

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 number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.06%), Vanguard Group Inc. (7.48%), State Street Corp (6.65%), Champlain Investment Partners LLC (3.70%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.74%) and Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. (1.61%). Company insiders that own Lancaster Colony stock include Alan F Harris, David S Nagle and John B Gerlach Jr.
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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 Champlain Investment Partners LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc., Invesco Ltd., UBS Group AG, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Bahl & Gaynor Inc., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., and SG Americas Securities LLC.
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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 Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., State Street Corp, Vanguard Group Inc., Bridgewater Associates LP, First Trust Advisors LP, ProShare Advisors LLC, Landscape Capital Management L.L.C., and GW&K Investment Management LLC.
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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 $130.80.

How much money does Lancaster Colony make?

Lancaster Colony has a market capitalization of $3.60 billion and generates $1.47 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $142.33 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.34 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Lancaster Colony have?

Lancaster Colony employs 3,200 workers across the globe.

When was Lancaster Colony founded?

Lancaster Colony was founded in 1961.

What is Lancaster Colony's official website?

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

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, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 614-469-8219.

This page was last updated on 5/18/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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