Lazard Ltd, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a financial advisory and asset management firm worldwide. Its Financial Advisory segment offers various financial advisory services regarding mergers and acquisitions and other strategic matters, restructurings, capital structure, capital raising, shareholder advisory, and various other financial matters. This segment serves corporate, partnership, institutional, government, sovereign, and individual clients. The company's Asset Management segment offers a range of investment solutions and investment management services in equity and fixed income strategies; and alternative investments and private equity funds to corporations, public funds, sovereign entities, endowments and foundations, labor funds, financial intermediaries, and private clients. Lazard Ltd was founded in 1848 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Investment advice
Sub-IndustryInvestment Banking & Brokerage
Trailing P/E Ratio14.10
Forward P/E Ratio11.94
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$2.70 billion
Price / Sales2.57
Cash Flow$6.8674 per share
Price / Cash7.77
Book Value$9.70 per share
Price / Book5.50
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.78
Net Income$253.58 million
Return on Equity44.63%
Return on Assets11.70%
Lazard (NYSE:LAZ) Frequently Asked Questions
What is Lazard's stock symbol?
Lazard trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "LAZ."
How often does Lazard pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Lazard?
Lazard announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 25th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 7th will be given a dividend of $0.44 per share on Friday, May 18th. This represents a $1.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 4th. This is an increase from Lazard's previous quarterly dividend of $0.12. View Lazard's Dividend History.
How will Lazard's stock buyback program work?
Lazard declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Thursday, October 26th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $200,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.
How were Lazard's earnings last quarter?
Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 26th. The asset manager reported $1.26 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.04 by $0.22. The asset manager earned $724 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $652.99 million. Lazard had a net margin of 10.81% and a return on equity of 44.63%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 16.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.83 earnings per share. View Lazard's Earnings History.
When is Lazard's next earnings date?
What price target have analysts set for LAZ?
8 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Lazard's stock. Their forecasts range from $40.00 to $67.00. On average, they anticipate Lazard's share price to reach $60.2857 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Lazard.
Who are some of Lazard's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Lazard include Blackstone Group (BX), Leg & Gen Grp P/S (LGGNY), Ameriprise Financial (AMP), Franklin Resources (BEN), KKR & Co. L.P. Unit (KKR), Invesco (IVZ), Affiliated Managers Group (AMG), Eaton Vance (EV), Oaktree Capital Group (OAK), Apollo Global Management LLC Class A (APO), Janus Henderson Group (JHG), Morningstar (MORN), Evercore (EVR), MAN Grp PLC/ADR (MNGPY) and Moelis & Co (MC).
Who are Lazard's key executives?
Lazard's management team includes the folowing people:
- Mr. Kenneth Marc Jacobs, Chairman & CEO (Age 60)
- Mr. Ashish Bhutani, Vice Chairman & Managing Director (Age 58)
- Mr. Evan L. Russo J.D., Chief Financial Officer (Age 43)
- Mr. Alexander Franz Stern, Chief Operating Officer & CEO of Financial Advisory (Age 52)
- Mr. Scott D. Hoffman Esq., Chief Admin. Officer, MD, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 55)
Has Lazard been receiving favorable news coverage?
News coverage about LAZ stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lazard earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 44.88 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term.
Who are Lazard's major shareholders?
Lazard's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (3.64%), LSV Asset Management (3.00%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.41%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (1.14%), Hosking Partners LLP (0.87%) and Franklin Resources Inc. (0.74%). Company insiders that own Lazard stock include Alexander F Stern, Jane L Mendillo, Matthieu Bucaille and Scott D Hoffman. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Lazard.
Which institutional investors are selling Lazard stock?
LAZ stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado, Franklin Resources Inc., Systematic Financial Management LP, Principal Financial Group Inc., Principal Financial Group Inc., M&T Bank Corp and Federated Investors Inc. PA. Company insiders that have sold Lazard company stock in the last year include Alexander F Stern and Scott D Hoffman. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lazard.
Which institutional investors are buying Lazard stock?
LAZ stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Hsbc Holdings PLC, Origin Asset Management LLP, Russell Investments Group Ltd., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., Maltese Capital Management LLC and Prudential Financial Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lazard.
How do I buy shares of Lazard?
Shares of LAZ 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 Lazard's stock price today?
One share of LAZ stock can currently be purchased for approximately $53.36.
How big of a company is Lazard?
Lazard has a market capitalization of $7.00 billion and generates $2.70 billion in revenue each year. The asset manager earns $253.58 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.78 on an earnings per share basis. Lazard employs 2,843 workers across the globe.
How can I contact Lazard?
Lazard's mailing address is CLARENDON HOUSE 2 CHURCH STREET, HAMILTON D0, HM II. The asset manager can be reached via phone at 441-295-1422 or via email at [email protected]
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