Lazard Company Profile (NYSE:LAZ)

About Lazard (NYSE:LAZ)

Lazard logoLazard Ltd (Lazard) is a financial advisory and asset management company. The Company operates through two segments: Financial Advisory and Asset Management. It serves a range of clients around the world, including corporations, governments, institutions, partnerships and individuals. The Financial Advisory business segment offers corporate, partnership, institutional, government, sovereign and individual clients across the globe a range of financial advisory services regarding mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and other strategic matters, restructurings, capital structure, capital raising and various other financial matters to corporate, partnership, institutional, government, sovereign and individual clients. The Asset Management business provides investment solutions and investment management services in equity and fixed income strategies, alternative investments and private equity funds to corporations, public funds and sovereign entities.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Investment Banking
  • Sub-Industry: Investment Banking & Brokerage
  • Symbol: NYSE:LAZ
  • CUSIP: G5405010
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $5.90955 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 122,608,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $44.52
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $43.59
  • 52 Week Range: $26.21 - $47.09
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 14.16
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.54
  • P/E Growth: 2.20
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.45 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.28
  • Book Value: $9.38 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.87
  • Annual Dividend: $1.64
  • Dividend Yield: 3.6%
  • Net Margins: 17.06%
  • Return on Equity: 36.15%
  • Return on Assets: 10.38%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.99%
  • Current Ratio: 2.21%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.21%
  • Average Volume: 948,225 shs.
  • Beta: 1.88
  • Short Ratio: 2.22

Frequently Asked Questions for Lazard (NYSE:LAZ)

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 26th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.41 per share on Friday, May 19th. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.59%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 4th. View Lazard's Dividend History.

How were Lazard's earnings last quarter?

Lazard Ltd. (NYSE:LAZ) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April, 27th. The company reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.03. The business earned $624.43 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $611.43 million. Lazard had a net margin of 17.06% and a return on equity of 36.15%. Lazard's quarterly revenue was up 23.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.50 EPS. View Lazard's Earnings History.

Where is Lazard's stock going? Where will Lazard's stock price be in 2017?

7 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Lazard's stock. Their forecasts range from $41.00 to $51.00. On average, they anticipate Lazard's share price to reach $46.29 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Lazard.

Are investors shorting Lazard?

Lazard saw a decline in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,736,023 shares, a decline of 30.7% from the April 28th total of 2,505,199 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,270,816 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.4 days. Currently, 1.4% of the company's stock are short sold.

Who are some of Lazard's key competitors?

Who are Lazard's key executives?

Lazard's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Kenneth M. Jacobs, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • Matthieu Bucaille, Chief Financial Officer
  • Alexander F. Stern, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer of Lazard France
  • Scott D. Hoffman, General Counsel
  • Armand Sadoughi, Managing Director, Corporate Strategy, IR Contact Officer
  • Ashish Bhutani, Vice Chairman of the Board, Managing Director
  • Steven J. Heyer, Lead Independent Director
  • Andrew M. Alper, Independent Director
  • Richard N. Haass, Independent Director
  • Michelle Jarrard, Independent Director

Who owns Lazard stock?

Lazard's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.32%), BlackRock Inc. (6.19%), WCM Investment Management CA (5.06%), Ariel Investments LLC (4.90%), Westpac Banking Corp (1.67%) and Blue Harbour Group L.P. (1.40%). 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.

Who sold Lazard stock? Who is selling Lazard stock?

Lazard's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC, RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC, Strs Ohio, Ariel Investments LLC, Morgan Stanley, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Global Thematic Partners LLC and Ameriprise Financial Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Lazard stock in the last year include Alexander F Stern, Matthieu Bucaille and Scott D Hoffman. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lazard.

Who bought Lazard stock? Who is buying Lazard stock?

Lazard's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Westpac Banking Corp, Vanguard Group Inc., WCM Investment Management CA, Blue Harbour Group L.P., Scout Investments Inc., LSV Asset Management and RWC Asset Management LLP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lazard.

How do I buy Lazard stock?

Shares of Lazard can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Lazard's stock price today?

One share of Lazard stock can currently be purchased for approximately $45.65.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Lazard (NYSE LAZ)
Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  248 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  192 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  440
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Lazard and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Lazard (NYSE:LAZ) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.57)
Consensus Price Target: $46.29 (1.39% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Lazard (NYSE:LAZ)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/9/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingBuy$51.00MediumView Rating Details
4/21/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingBuy$50.00HighView Rating Details
3/23/2017Bank of America CorporationUpgradeUnderperform -> Neutral$47.00LowView Rating Details
1/20/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.DowngradeStrong-Buy -> Outperform$45.00N/AView Rating Details
1/6/2017InstinetDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$43.00N/AView Rating Details
1/5/2017NomuraDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
10/27/2016Rafferty Capital MarketsUpgradeHold -> Buy$41.00N/AView Rating Details
2/3/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$56.00 -> $45.00N/AView Rating Details
2/3/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncReiterated RatingBuy$53.00 -> $50.00N/AView Rating Details
2/3/2016Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
1/13/2016JMP SecuritiesLower Price Target$60.00 -> $58.00N/AView Rating Details
1/12/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)DowngradeBuy -> Neutral$56.00 -> $48.00N/AView Rating Details
10/7/2015Sandler O'NeillUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 6/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Lazard (NYSE:LAZ)
Earnings by Quarter for Lazard (NYSE:LAZ)
Earnings History by Quarter for Lazard (NYSE LAZ)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/27/20173/31/2017$0.80$0.83$611.43 million$624.43 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2017Q416$0.99$1.13$679.51 million$685.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q316$0.76$0.85$593.03 million$611.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q216$0.58$0.61$542.68 million$542.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2016Q116$0.65$0.50$573.20 million$506.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/2/2016Q415$0.88$0.92$574.92 million$593.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2015Q315$0.90$0.93$607.69 million$594.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$0.77$0.98$586.53 million$607.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q115$0.71$0.77$561.07 million$581.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/5/2015Q4$1.05$1.29$617.43 million$645.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q314$0.65$0.67$555.75 million$583.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214$0.55$0.64$530.30 million$571.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2014Q114$0.54$0.61$514.80 million$540.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/5/2014Q413$0.61$0.81$558.40 million$620.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$0.37$0.46$457.79 million$489.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q2 2013$0.34$0.45$448.74 million$511.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/26/2013Q1 2013$0.31$0.28$455.78 million$414.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/7/2013Q4 2012$0.33$0.61$477.20 million$574.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/25/2012$0.22$0.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2012$0.29$0.25ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2012$0.23$0.33ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2012$0.38$0.01ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.43$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2011$0.52$0.48ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2011$0.43$0.43ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2011$0.63$0.76ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Lazard (NYSE:LAZ)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.4 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.64 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Lazard (NYSE:LAZ)
Most Recent Dividend:5/19/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.64
Dividend Yield:3.59%
Dividend Growth:25.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:50.77% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
48.24% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
45.05% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Lazard (NYSE:LAZ)

Dividend History by Quarter for Lazard (NYSE LAZ)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Lazard (NYSE:LAZ)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 73.89%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Lazard (NYSE:LAZ)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Lazard (NYSE:LAZ)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Lazard (NYSE:LAZ)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/30/2017Matthieu BucailleCFOSell90,000$44.81$4,032,900.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2017Scott D. HoffmanGeneral CounselSell35,000$45.13$1,579,550.00View SEC Filing  
5/11/2017Alexander F. SternCOOSell65,000$44.75$2,908,750.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2017Scott D HoffmanGeneral CounselSell20,000$43.16$863,200.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2016Scott D. HoffmanGeneral CounselSell42,000$34.92$1,466,640.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2016Jane L. MendilloDirectorBuy1,400$35.22$49,308.00View SEC Filing  
3/3/2015Alexander F SternCOOSell63,000$50.80$3,200,400.00View SEC Filing  
2/20/2014Alexander F SternCOOSell44,312$44.56$1,974,542.72View SEC Filing  
2/19/2014Ashish BhutaniCEOSell145,947$45.15$6,589,507.05View SEC Filing  
2/12/2014Alexander F SternCOOSell61,877$42.87$2,652,666.99View SEC Filing  
3/12/2013Alexander F SternCOOSell60,000$36.56$2,193,600.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Lazard (NYSE:LAZ)
Latest Headlines for Lazard (NYSE:LAZ)
DateHeadline logoReviewing FBR & Co (FBRC) & Lazard (LAZ) - June 21 at 10:48 PM logoLazard Ltd. (LAZ) Upgraded by BidaskClub to "Buy" - June 21 at 5:34 PM logoJ. Crew's Debt Swap Plan Already Faces Opposition - June 16 at 7:10 PM logoLegg Mason CEO's Salary Declines for the 3rd Successive Year - June 16 at 7:12 AM logoUPDATE 2-Debt-laden Neiman Marcus abandons hope of a sale - June 14 at 10:43 AM logoInitiating Research Reports on Asset Management Equities -- T.Rowe Price ... - June 9 at 9:16 AM logoSantander’s Botin Takes on Crippled Lender in Her Riskiest Bet - June 8 at 10:01 AM logoLazard (LAZ) Reflects Organic Growth: Time to Buy the Stock? - June 8 at 10:01 AM logoLazard Ltd (LAZ) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research - June 7 at 12:58 PM logoLazard Ltd (LAZ) Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - June 6 at 2:22 PM logoLazard Ltd (LAZ) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - June 2 at 9:00 AM logoLazard Ltd (LAZ) CFO Sells $4,032,900.00 in Stock - June 1 at 7:32 PM logoLazard Ltd (LAZ) Short Interest Down 30.7% in May - June 1 at 7:04 AM logoLazard (LAZ) Up 4.2% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue? - May 31 at 6:39 PM logoETFs with exposure to Lazard Ltd. : May 31, 2017 - May 31 at 6:39 PM logoDisaster Drought Leaves Turnaround Gurus Scrounging for Cases - May 30 at 10:17 AM logoLazard Ltd. :LAZ-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 30, 2017 - May 30 at 10:17 AM logoLazard Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : LAZ-US : May 29, 2017 - May 29 at 9:16 AM logoForm 4 Lazard Ltd For: May 19 Filed by: RAGONE DOMINICK - May 24 at 11:19 PM logoRothschild Hires JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank Dealmakers in U.S. Push - May 24 at 11:19 PM logoForm 4 Lazard Ltd For: May 19 Filed by: RAGONE DOMINICK - - May 24 at 11:12 AM logoBuffalo Wild Wings Issues Presentation Identifying Marcato’s Pattern of Inaccurate and Misleading Statements - May 23 at 5:49 PM logoMnuchin’s Recruiting Tool: Titles That Don’t Need Senate Confirmation - May 23 at 5:49 PM logoLazard Ltd (LAZ) General Counsel Sells $1,579,550.00 in Stock - May 18 at 7:26 PM logoPrincipal Financial Receives Rating Action from A. M. Best - May 17 at 9:40 AM logo5 Reasons to Add Lazard (LAZ) Stock to Your Basket Right Now - May 17 at 9:40 AM logoWhy Franklin (BEN) Stock Should be Added to Your Portfolio - May 17 at 9:40 AM logoShort Interest in Lazard Ltd (LAZ) Declines By 33.8% - May 17 at 7:16 AM logoLazard Ltd (LAZ) COO Alexander F. Stern Sells 65,000 Shares - May 15 at 7:11 PM logoHealth Executives See Tech Firms Like Alphabet Remaking Industry - May 15 at 5:42 PM logoLazard Releases Global Healthcare Leaders Study - Business Wire (press release) - May 15 at 10:38 AM logoLazard Releases Global Healthcare Leaders Study - May 15 at 10:38 AM logoSocial media, Trump among those blamed for market slumber - May 13 at 9:11 AM logoLazard Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : LAZ-US : May 12, 2017 - May 12 at 11:53 PM logoPeter Orszag Says 'Math Doesn't Work' on GOP Health Bill - May 12 at 6:52 PM logoHere's Why it is Wise to Hold Blackstone (BX) Stock Now - May 11 at 6:43 PM
News IconUPDATE 1-Power company Calpine explores sale - WSJ - May 11 at 3:50 AM logoForm 4 Lazard Ltd For: May 08 Filed by: BHUTANI ASHISH - May 11 at 3:50 AM logoForm 4 Lazard Ltd For: May 08 Filed by: BHUTANI ASHISH - - May 10 at 10:49 PM logoInvesco's (IVZ) April AUM Rises on Favorable Market Returns - May 10 at 12:56 PM logoIs Lazard (LAZ) a Great Stock for Value Investors? - May 10 at 12:56 PM logoLazard Ltd (LAZ) Earns Buy Rating from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods - May 9 at 9:14 PM logoLazard Ltd (LAZ) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages - May 8 at 11:28 AM logoLazard (LAZ) Given News Impact Rating of 0.14 - May 4 at 9:39 PM logoLazard Ltd. : LAZ-US: Dividend Analysis : May 08th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 4, 2017 - May 4 at 6:22 PM logoLazard Ltd (LAZ) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results - May 1 at 9:54 PM logoSomewhat Favorable News Coverage Likely to Impact Lazard (LAZ) Share Price - May 1 at 7:32 PM logoAffiliated Managers (AMG) Beats on Q1 Earnings, Costs Rise - May 1 at 12:58 PM logoLazard Ltd (LAZ) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.41 - April 29 at 3:11 PM logoLazard (LAZ) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Finds - April 29 at 12:24 AM



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