NYSE:LAZ - Lazard Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $39.19 +1.57 (+4.17 %) (As of 01/16/2019 01:32 PM ET)Previous Close$37.62Today's Range$37.90 - $39.2752-Week Range$33.54 - $60.00Volume32,609 shsAverage Volume930,830 shsMarket Capitalization$4.82 billionP/E Ratio10.38Dividend Yield4.74%Beta1.67 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive LAZ News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for LAZ and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Investment advice Sub-IndustryInvestment Banking & Brokerage SectorFinance Current SymbolNYSE:LAZ Previous Symbol CUSIPG5405010 Webwww.lazard.com Phone441-295-1422Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.28 Current Ratio1.83 Quick Ratio1.83Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio10.38 Forward P/E Ratio9.20 P/E Growth1.08 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$2.70 billion Price / Sales1.89 Cash Flow$7.3252 per share Price / Cash Flow5.35 Book Value$9.70 per share Price / Book4.04Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.78 Net Income$253.58 million Net Margins11.49% Return on Equity49.98% Return on Assets11.98%Miscellaneous Employees2,843 Outstanding Shares129,770,000Market Cap$4.82 billion OptionableOptionable 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 24th. Investors of record on Monday, November 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.44 per share on Friday, November 16th. This represents a $1.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.49%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 2nd. View Lazard's Dividend History. How will Lazard's stock buyback program work? Lazard declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback 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 buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. How were Lazard's earnings last quarter? Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) posted its earnings results on Thursday, October, 25th. The asset manager reported $0.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.93 by $0.07. The asset manager had revenue of $605.61 million for the quarter. Lazard had a return on equity of 49.98% and a net margin of 11.49%. View Lazard's Earnings History. When is Lazard's next earnings date? Lazard is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Lazard. What price target have analysts set for LAZ? 6 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Lazard's shares. Their predictions range from $40.00 to $67.00. On average, they anticipate Lazard's share price to reach $52.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 32.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Lazard. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Lazard? 6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Lazard in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Lazard. Has Lazard been receiving favorable news coverage? Media coverage about LAZ stock has been trending positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Lazard earned a coverage optimism score of 2.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the asset manager a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Lazard's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Lazard include LEG & GEN GRP P/S (LGGNY), Ameriprise Financial (AMP), Franklin Resources (BEN), KKR & Co Inc (KKR), Invesco (IVZ), Oaktree Capital Group (OAK), Affiliated Managers Group (AMG), Apollo Global Management (APO), Morningstar (MORN), Eaton Vance (EV), Janus Henderson Group (JHG), Evercore (EVR), MAN GRP PLC/ADR (MNGPY), AllianceBernstein (AB) and Houlihan Lokey (HLI). Who are Lazard's key executives? Lazard's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Kenneth Marc Jacobs, Chairman & CEO (Age 61)Mr. Ashish Bhutani, Vice Chairman & Managing Director (Age 59)Mr. Evan L. Russo J.D., Chief Financial Officer (Age 44)Mr. Alexander Franz Stern, Chief Operating Officer & CEO of Financial Advisory (Age 53)Mr. Scott D. Hoffman Esq., Chief Admin. Officer, MD, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 56) Who are Lazard's major shareholders? Lazard's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include North Star Investment Management Corp. (0.04%), Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL (0.02%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%), Sheets Smith Wealth Management (0.01%), First Hawaiian Bank (0.01%) and Cerebellum GP LLC (0.01%). Company insiders that own Lazard stock include Alexander F Stern, 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 Sheets Smith Wealth Management, Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL and Webster Bank N. A.. 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including North Star Investment Management Corp., First Hawaiian Bank, Cerebellum GP LLC and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. 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 $39.17. How big of a company is Lazard? Lazard has a market capitalization of $4.82 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. What is Lazard's official website? The official website for Lazard is http://www.lazard.com. 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] MarketBeat Community Rating for Lazard (NYSE LAZ)Community Ranking: 2.6 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 515 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 492 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,007MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Lazard and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LAZ will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LAZ will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 1/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Do investors pay a separate front-end load every time they buy additional shares?