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: $5.60589 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 121,608,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $43.05
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $44.67
  • 52 Week Range: $33.48 - $48.86
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 12.24
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.90
  • P/E Growth: 1.34
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.64 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.99
  • Book Value: $10.22 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.23
  • Annual Dividend: $1.64
  • Dividend Yield: 3.8%
  • Net Margins: 17.39%
  • Return on Equity: 39.33%
  • Return on Assets: 11.16%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.91%
  • Current Ratio: 1.99%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.99%
  • Average Volume: 711,258 shs.
  • Beta: 1.84
  • Short Ratio: 3.11

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, July 26th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 7th will be given a dividend of $0.41 per share on Friday, August 18th. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.80%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 3rd. View Lazard's Dividend History.

How were Lazard's earnings last quarter?

Lazard Ltd. (NYSE:LAZ) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 27th. The company reported $0.98 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.18. The company had revenue of $720.16 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $627.12 million. Lazard had a net margin of 17.39% and a return on equity of 39.33%. Lazard's revenue for the quarter was up 32.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.61 earnings per share. View Lazard's Earnings History.

When will Lazard make its next earnings announcement?

Lazard is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 26th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Lazard.

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

7 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Lazard's shares. Their predictions range from $41.00 to $51.00. On average, they expect Lazard's stock price to reach $46.29 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Lazard.

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 Executive Officer - of Lazard International
  • Alexander F. Stern, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer of Lazard France
  • Scott D. Hoffman, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, Secretary
  • 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 a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.45%), BlackRock Inc. (5.65%), LSV Asset Management (2.64%), Voya Investment Management LLC (1.70%), BT Investment Management Ltd (1.58%) and State Street Corp (1.30%). 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 Eaton Vance Management, Franklin Resources Inc., BlackRock Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, Prudential Financial Inc., Royal Bank of Canada, Royce & Associates LP and Honeywell International 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including LSV Asset Management, BT Investment Management Ltd, Vanguard Group Inc., Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Koch Industries Inc., FMR LLC, Principal Financial Group Inc. and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. 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 $43.20.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Lazard (NYSE LAZ)
Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  293 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  228 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  521
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 (7.14% 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 9/24/2015 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
7/27/20176/30/2017$0.80$0.98$627.12 million$720.16 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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: $3.43 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.63 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Lazard (NYSE:LAZ)
Most Recent Dividend:8/18/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.64
Dividend Yield:3.80%
Dividend Growth:25.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:46.46% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
47.81% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
45.18% (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: 72.14%
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 logoHere's Why it is Wise to Hold Lazard (LAZ) Stock for Now - September 22 at 11:39 AM logoHere's Why it is Wise to Hold Lazard (LAZ) Stock for Now - September 21 at 3:58 PM logoBanks Hire Lazard to Solve Turkey's Biggest Default - Bloomberg - September 21 at 9:32 AM logoHow Toys ‘R’ Us Collapsed So Quickly - September 20 at 1:10 AM logoHow $5 billion of debt caught up with Toys 'R' Us - September 20 at 1:10 AM logoMOVES-Lazard debt restructuring banker returns to Toys "R" Us - September 18 at 7:53 PM logoLazard Global Total Return and Income Fund Declares Monthly ... - Business Wire (press release) - September 16 at 5:51 AM logoMoelis Sees Deal Advisers Dodging Robot Threats Faced by Traders - Bloomberg - September 15 at 5:28 AM logoLazard Ltd. (LAZ) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages - September 12 at 2:52 PM logoStreetwise newsletter: BP files for IPO of U.S. pipeline assets; Alamos Gold to acquire Richmont Mines - September 11 at 10:11 PM logoNotice of future admission of new Elis shares - September 11 at 5:28 AM logoTim Loftsgard Joins Lazard as a Managing Director in Financial ... - Business Wire (press release) - September 10 at 12:51 AM logoStreetwise newsletter: The week’s best reads: Lazard, home prices, Teachers - September 9 at 3:56 AM
News IconPRESS DIGEST-Canada - Sept 7 - Business Insider - September 8 at 1:04 AM logoStreetwise newsletter: Lazard lands mining M&A banker; RBC not worried about housing cool-down - The Globe and Mail - September 8 at 1:04 AM logoTim Loftsgard Joins Lazard as a Managing Director in Financial Advisory - September 8 at 1:04 AM logoToys"R"Us taps law firm to weigh restructuring options: source - Reuters - September 7 at 2:30 AM logoSchneider to Take Control of U.K.'s Aveva in Software Merger - September 5 at 5:10 AM logoHead-To-Head Contrast: Greenhill & Co. (GHL) versus Lazard (LAZ) - September 3 at 2:12 AM logoLazard Ltd. (LAZ) Lifted to "Strong-Buy" at ValuEngine - September 2 at 11:14 PM logoLazard Ltd. : LAZ-US: Dividend Analysis : August 07th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 1, 2017 - September 2 at 3:58 AM logoRecommended offer by Elis for Berendsen: results of Elis' shareholders' general meeting - September 1 at 2:14 AM logoLazard Ltd. (LAZ) Cut to Buy at ValuEngine - August 27 at 1:44 PM logoTemple Says Probability of Major U.S. Tax Reform Is Low - August 25 at 7:52 AM logoTemple Says Probability of Major U.S. Tax Reform Is Low - August 25 at 7:52 AM logoForm 4 Lazard Ltd For: Aug 18 Filed by: Stern Alexander F. - - August 23 at 8:43 AM logoLazard Ltd. (LAZ) Lowered to "Hold" at BidaskClub - August 18 at 10:16 PM logoLazard Ltd. (LAZ) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - August 18 at 2:42 PM logoETFs with exposure to Lazard Ltd. : August 16, 2017 - August 17 at 1:23 AM logoLazard (LAZ) vs. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD) Head-To-Head Review - August 15 at 12:16 PM logoJerry Wiant Joins Lazard as a Managing Director in Financial Institutions Investment Banking - Business Wire (press release) - August 15 at 6:01 AM logoLazard names Jerry Wiant managing director of financial advisory - August 15 at 12:59 AM logoJerry Wiant Joins Lazard as a Managing Director in Financial Institutions Investment Banking - August 15 at 12:59 AM logoLazard Ltd. (NYSE:LAZ) Stock Rating Lowered by BidaskClub - August 13 at 9:02 AM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Lazard Ltd. - August 12 at 7:24 PM logoLazard Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : LAZ-US : August 3, 2017 - August 3 at 11:49 PM logoLazard Ltd. :LAZ-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 3, 2017 - August 3 at 11:49 PM logoLazard (LAZ) Posts Impressive Q2 Earnings, Shares Down - Nasdaq - July 30 at 12:28 AM logoLazard Ltd. Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.41 (NYSE:LAZ) - July 29 at 11:16 AM
News IconBRIEF-Lazard Q2 adjusted earnings per share $0.98 excluding items - July 29 at 1:54 AM logoLazard Ltd. 2017 Q2 - Results - Earnings Call Slides - July 29 at 1:54 AM logoLazard (LAZ) Posts Impressive Q2 Earnings, Shares Down - July 29 at 1:54 AM logoLazard Ltd. (NYSE:LAZ) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - July 28 at 8:28 PM logoBREAKINGVIEWS-M&A shops become Wall Street's new black boxes - Nasdaq - July 28 at 1:56 AM logoLazard's quarterly profit jumps 50 percent - Reuters - July 28 at 1:56 AM logoLazard Ltd Reports Second-Quarter and First-Half 2017 Results - Business Wire (press release) - July 28 at 1:56 AM logoInvestor Network: Lazard Ltd. to Host Earnings Call - July 28 at 1:56 AM logoMOVES-Bucaille to step down as Lazard CFO - July 28 at 1:56 AM logoLazard Ltd Reports Second-Quarter and First-Half 2017 Results - July 28 at 1:56 AM logoLazard's quarterly profit jumps 50 percent - July 28 at 1:56 AM



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