NASDAQ:LANC - Lancaster Colony Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$182.64 -0.18 (-0.10 %)
(As of 11/18/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$182.64
Today's Range$181.47 - $183.7550
52-Week Range$115.81 - $183.76
Volume90,932 shs
Average Volume126,335 shs
Market Capitalization$5.02 billion
P/E Ratio38.53
Dividend Yield1.31%
Lancaster Colony Corporation manufactures and markets specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Retail and Foodservice. It offers frozen garlic breads under the New York BRAND Bakery brand; frozen Parkerhouse style yeast and dinner rolls under the Sister Schubert's brand name; salad dressings under the Marzetti, Simply Dressed, Simply 60, Cardini's, and Girard's brands; and vegetable dips and fruit dips under the Marzetti brand. The company also provides flatbread wraps and pizza crusts under the Flatout brand; sprouted grain bakery products under the Angelic Bakehouse brand name; croutons and salad toppings under the New York BRAND Bakery, Chatham Village, and Marzetti brands; and frozen pasta under the Marzetti Frozen Pasta brand name. In addition, it manufactures and sells other products to brand license agreements, including Olive Garden's dressings 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

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Canned, frozen, & preserved fruits, vegetables, & food special
Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats
SectorConsumer Staples
Current SymbolNASDAQ:LANC
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio3.82
Quick Ratio2.86


Trailing P/E Ratio38.53
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.22 billion
Price / Sales4.11
Cash Flow$5.5581 per share
Price / Cash32.86
Book Value$24.52 per share
Price / Book7.45


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Net Income$135.31 million
Net Margins11.68%
Return on Equity20.23%
Return on Assets16.33%


Outstanding Shares27,490,000
Market Cap$5.02 billion

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 Wednesday, November 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.65 per share on Friday, December 28th. This represents a $2.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.42%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 6th. This is a positive change from Lancaster Colony's previous quarterly dividend of $0.60. View Lancaster Colony's Dividend History.

How were Lancaster Colony's earnings last quarter?

Lancaster Colony Corp. (NASDAQ:LANC) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 25th. The company reported $1.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.27 by $0.15. The company had revenue of $316.65 million for the quarter. Lancaster Colony had a net margin of 11.68% and a return on equity of 20.23%. 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, January 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Lancaster Colony.

What price target have analysts set for LANC?

2 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Lancaster Colony's stock. Their predictions range from $150.00 to $150.00. On average, they expect Lancaster Colony's share price to reach $150.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 17.9%. View Analyst Price Targets 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 2 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Lancaster Colony.

Has Lancaster Colony been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about LANC stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Lancaster Colony earned a media sentiment score of 1.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

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 63)
  • Mr. David A. Ciesinski, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 52)
  • Mr. Douglas A. Fell, CFO, VP, & Assistant Sec. (Age 56)
  • Mr. Joseph M. Tuza, Sr. VP of Retail Sales - T. Marzetti Company (Age 48)
  • Mr. David S. Nagle, Sr. VP of Supply Chain - T. Marzetti Company (Age 53)

Who are Lancaster Colony's major shareholders?

Lancaster Colony's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.94%), Neuberger Berman Group LLC (3.73%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (2.61%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.86%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (1.47%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.00%). Company insiders that own Lancaster Colony stock include Douglas A Fell and Timothy A Tate. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Lancaster Colony.

Which institutional investors are selling Lancaster Colony stock?

LANC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including WINTON GROUP Ltd, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Eaton Vance Management, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Teachers Advisors LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Schroder Investment Management Group. Company insiders that have sold Lancaster Colony company stock in the last year include Douglas A Fell and Timothy A Tate. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lancaster Colony.

Which institutional investors are buying Lancaster Colony stock?

LANC stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Man Group plc, BlackRock Inc., Acadian Asset Management LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., SG Americas Securities LLC, Citadel Advisors LLC and Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd. 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 $182.64.

How big of a company is Lancaster Colony?

Lancaster Colony has a market capitalization of $5.02 billion and generates $1.22 billion in revenue each year. Lancaster Colony employs 2,900 workers across the globe.

What is Lancaster Colony's official website?

The official website for Lancaster Colony is

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:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  282 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  293 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  575
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 11/18/2018 by Staff

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