NASDAQ:LKFN - Lakeland Financial Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $44.35 -0.09 (-0.20 %) (As of 01/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$44.44Today's Range$44.11 - $44.7552-Week Range$37.79 - $51.42Volume125,608 shsAverage Volume103,714 shsMarket Capitalization$1.12 billionP/E Ratio18.56Dividend Yield2.34%Beta0.87 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Lakeland Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Lake City Bank that provides various banking products and services in Indiana. The company offers various deposit products, including noninterest bearing deposits; interest-bearing checking, savings, and money market deposits; and NOW and demand deposits. It also provides commercial and industrial loans, commercial real estate and multi-family residential loans, agri-business and agricultural loans, consumer 1-4 family mortgage loans, and other consumer loans. In addition, the company offers corporate treasury management, wealth advisory, and trust services; retail brokerage services, including various financial and investment products, such as annuities and life insurance; retail and merchant credit card services; and Internet business banking and online treasury management services. It serves commercial real estate, manufacturing, agriculture, construction, retail, wholesale, finance and insurance, accommodation and food services, and health care industries. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated through 49 branch offices in Northern and Central Indiana. Lakeland Financial Corporation was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana. 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Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry State commercial banks Sub-IndustryRegional Banks SectorFinance Current SymbolNASDAQ:LKFN Previous Symbol CUSIP51165610 Webwww.lakecitybank.com Phone574-267-6144Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.22 Current Ratio0.97 Quick Ratio0.97Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio18.56 Forward P/E Ratio14.35 P/E Growth1.36 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$201.71 million Price / Sales5.56 Cash Flow$2.8016 per share Price / Cash Flow15.83 Book Value$18.73 per share Price / Book2.37Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.39 Net Income$57.33 million Net Margins30.88% Return on Equity15.54% Return on Assets1.58%Miscellaneous Employees539 Outstanding Shares25,300,000Market Cap$1.12 billion OptionableOptionable Lakeland Financial (NASDAQ:LKFN) Frequently Asked Questions What is Lakeland Financial's stock symbol? Lakeland Financial trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LKFN." How often does Lakeland Financial pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Lakeland Financial? Lakeland Financial declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 10th. Investors of record on Friday, January 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.26 per share on Tuesday, February 5th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 24th. View Lakeland Financial's Dividend History. How were Lakeland Financial's earnings last quarter? Lakeland Financial Co. (NASDAQ:LKFN) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.80 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.02. The financial services provider had revenue of $48.36 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $48.60 million. Lakeland Financial had a return on equity of 15.54% and a net margin of 30.88%. View Lakeland Financial's Earnings History. When is Lakeland Financial's next earnings date? Lakeland Financial is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, January 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Lakeland Financial. What price target have analysts set for LKFN? 2 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Lakeland Financial's shares. Their forecasts range from $51.00 to $51.00. On average, they expect Lakeland Financial's share price to reach $51.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 15.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Lakeland Financial. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Lakeland Financial? 2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Lakeland Financial in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Lakeland Financial. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Lakeland Financial stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Lakeland Financial stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "LAKELAND FINANCIAL CORP. is a bank holding company engaged in general banking business. " (1/22/2019) 2. Boenning Scattergood analysts commented, "We have a favorable view of Lakeland Financial Corporation’s highly efficient operating profile, strong organic growth trends, and proven credit discipline, which we suspect will benefit “buy and hold” investors as the company continues to generate elite return metrics over the long haul. The company has historically focused on generating business within its legacy markets in northern Indiana, but has used a gradual branching strategy to expand into larger metro areas such as Fort Wayne and, most recently, Indianapolis. Though management’s conservatism could admittedly limit the company’s ability to generate outsized earnings growth in the near-term, we believe it also provides the long-run benefits of below-industry credit costs and more effective capital deployment." (7/26/2018) Has Lakeland Financial been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about LKFN stock have been trending very positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Lakeland Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the financial services provider a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. Are investors shorting Lakeland Financial? Lakeland Financial saw a increase in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,454,870 shares, an increase of 41.3% from the December 14th total of 1,029,650 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 189,016 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 7.7 days. Currently, 6.0% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Lakeland Financial's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Lakeland Financial's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Lakeland Financial include First Financial Bankshares (FFIN), Investors Bancorp (ISBC), Wintrust Financial (WTFC), Bank Ozk (OZK), IBERIABANK (IBKC), Glacier Bancorp (GBCI), United Bankshares (UBSI), Associated Banc (ASB), First Hawaiian (FHB), Bank of Hawaii (BOH), CVB Financial (CVBF), Home Bancshares (HOMB), Chemical Financial (CHFC), Cathay General Bancorp (CATY) and Texas Capital Bancshares (TCBI). Who are Lakeland Financial's key executives? Lakeland Financial's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. David M. Findlay, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 56)Ms. Lisa M. O'Neill, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 50)Ms. Kristin L. Pruitt, Exec. VP, Chief Admin. Officer, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 46)Mr. Kevin L. Deardorff, Exec. VP & Head of Retail Banking (Age 56)Mr. Eric H. Ottinger, Exec. VP & Head of Commercial Banking (Age 48) Who are Lakeland Financial's major shareholders? Lakeland Financial's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BTIM Corp. (1.18%), BKD Wealth Advisors LLC (0.05%), Kessler Investment Group LLC (0.01%) and CKW Financial Group (0.01%). Company insiders that own Lakeland Financial stock include Batty Jill A De, Brian J Smith, Charles E Niemier, Emily E Pichon, Eric H Ottinger, Jonathan P Steiner, Kevin L Deardorff, Kristin Pruitt, Lisa M O'neill, M Scott Welch, Michael E Gavin, Michael L Kubacki and Steven D Ross. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Lakeland Financial. Which institutional investors are selling Lakeland Financial stock? LKFN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BKD Wealth Advisors LLC and Kessler Investment Group LLC. Company insiders that have sold Lakeland Financial company stock in the last year include Batty Jill A De, Emily E Pichon, Eric H Ottinger, Jonathan P Steiner, Kevin L Deardorff, Kristin Pruitt, Lisa M O'neill, Michael E Gavin and Steven D Ross. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lakeland Financial. Which institutional investors are buying Lakeland Financial stock? LKFN stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BTIM Corp. and CKW Financial Group. Company insiders that have bought Lakeland Financial stock in the last two years include Brian J Smith, Charles E Niemier, Kevin L Deardorff, Lisa M O'neill and M Scott Welch. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lakeland Financial. How do I buy shares of Lakeland Financial? Shares of LKFN 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 Lakeland Financial's stock price today? One share of LKFN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $44.35. How big of a company is Lakeland Financial? Lakeland Financial has a market capitalization of $1.12 billion and generates $201.71 million in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $57.33 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.39 on an earnings per share basis. Lakeland Financial employs 539 workers across the globe. What is Lakeland Financial's official website? The official website for Lakeland Financial is http://www.lakecitybank.com. How can I contact Lakeland Financial? Lakeland Financial's mailing address is 202 E CENTER ST P O BOX 1387, WARSAW IN, 46581. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 574-267-6144 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Lakeland Financial (NASDAQ LKFN)Community Ranking: 2.1 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 278 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 390 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 668MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Lakeland Financial and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LKFN will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LKFN will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 1/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a blue-chip stock?