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

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$156.39 +1.52 (+0.98 %)
(As of 03/26/2019 12:03 PM ET)
Previous Close$154.87
Today's Range$155.12 - $156.75
52-Week Range$117.53 - $194.38
Volume2,233 shs
Average Volume113,713 shs
Market Capitalization$4.30 billion
P/E Ratio30.48
Dividend Yield1.68%
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

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



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.22 billion
Cash Flow$5.6255 per share
Book Value$23.74 per share


Net Income$135.31 million


Market Cap$4.30 billion
Next Earnings Date4/25/2019 (Estimated)

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 27th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.65 per share on Friday, March 29th. This represents a $2.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 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, January, 31st. The company reported $1.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.48 by $0.01. The company earned $349.58 million during the quarter. Lancaster Colony had a net margin of 11.56% and a return on equity of 20.95%. 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, April 25th 2019. 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 stock. Their forecasts range from $150.00 to $150.00. On average, they expect Lancaster Colony's stock price to reach $150.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.1%. 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?

Press coverage about LANC stock has trended somewhat negative on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Lancaster Colony earned a media sentiment score of -1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave 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 effect on the stock's share price in the next several days.

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 SYSCO (SYY), MSA Safety (MSA), W W Grainger (GWW), Medtronic (MDT), AFLAC (AFL), Caci International (CACI), Visa (V), Ryman Hospitality Properties (RHP), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and MONDI/PAR VTG FPD 0.2 (MNDI).

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 53)
  • Mr. Douglas A. Fell, CFO, VP, & Assistant Sec. (Age 57)
  • Mr. David S. Nagle, Sr. VP of Supply Chain - T. Marzetti Company (Age 54)
  • Dale N. Ganobsik, VP of Investor Relations & Treasurer

Who are Lancaster Colony's major shareholders?

Lancaster Colony's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.11%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.88%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (1.50%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (1.25%), Northern Trust Corp (1.17%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.96%). 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 Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC, Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C, Royce & Associates LP, Bank of America Corp DE, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, First Trust Advisors LP, Northern Trust Corp and Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio. 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 Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Norges Bank, Victory Capital Management Inc., Acadian Asset Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Rhumbline Advisers, Chicago Equity Partners LLC and Prudential Financial Inc.. 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 $156.39.

How big of a company is Lancaster Colony?

Lancaster Colony has a market capitalization of $4.30 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:  297 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  306 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  603
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 3/26/2019 by Staff

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