NYSE:LAZ - Lazard Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $36.73 +0.08 (+0.22 %) (As of 02/19/2019 04:05 AM ET)Previous Close$36.65Today's Range$36.30 - $37.2752-Week Range$33.54 - $57.37Volume2.26 million shsAverage Volume945,109 shsMarket Capitalization$4.77 billionP/E Ratio8.83Dividend Yield4.80%Beta1.62 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 Ratio8.83 Forward P/E Ratio9.44 P/E Growth2.35 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$2.88 billion Price / Sales1.65 Cash Flow$6.6180 per share Price / Cash Flow5.55 Book Value$9.70 per share Price / Book3.79Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.16 Net Income$527.13 million Net Margins18.27% Return on Equity49.16% Return on Assets11.51%Miscellaneous Employees2,843 Outstanding Shares129,766,000Market Cap$4.77 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 announced a None dividend on Monday, February 4th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 15th will be given a dividend of $0.94 per share on Friday, March 1st. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 14th. View Lazard's Dividend History. How will Lazard's stock buyback program work? Lazard announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback program 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 repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are often a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. How were Lazard's earnings last quarter? Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 5th. The asset manager reported $0.94 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.94. The asset manager earned $685 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $673.35 million. Lazard had a return on equity of 49.16% and a net margin of 18.27%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up .3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.12 earnings per share. View Lazard's Earnings History. When is Lazard's next earnings date? Lazard is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Lazard. What price target have analysts set for LAZ? 5 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Lazard's stock. Their predictions range from $40.00 to $66.00. On average, they expect Lazard's stock price to reach $49.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 33.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Lazard. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Lazard? 5 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 2 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 stories about LAZ stock have been trending positive on Tuesday, InfoTrie reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Lazard earned a news impact score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the asset manager a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. Are investors shorting Lazard? Lazard saw a drop in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,587,292 shares, a drop of 38.4% from the January 15th total of 2,577,962 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 720,793 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.2 days. Currently, 1.3% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Lazard's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Lazard's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Lazard include Ameriprise Financial (AMP), Franklin Resources (BEN), KKR & Co Inc (KKR), Invesco (IVZ), Oaktree Capital Group (OAK), Apollo Global Management (APO), Affiliated Managers Group (AMG), Morningstar (MORN), Eaton Vance (EV), Janus Henderson Group (JHG), Evercore (EVR), Houlihan Lokey (HLI), AllianceBernstein (AB), Federated Investors (FII) and Noah (NOAH). 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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (3.88%), LSV Asset Management (2.94%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (1.33%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.08%), Thornburg Investment Management Inc. (1.06%) and RWC Asset Management LLP (1.01%). Company insiders that own Lazard stock include Alexander F Stern, Matthieu Bucaille and Scott D Hoffman. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Lazard. Which major investors are selling Lazard stock? LAZ stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Jennison Associates LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Hsbc Holdings PLC, Principal Financial Group Inc., Eaton Vance Management, Hosking Partners LLP, LSV Asset Management and Two Sigma Investments LP. 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 major investors are buying Lazard stock? LAZ stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including River Road Asset Management LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Philadelphia Financial Management of San Francisco LLC, Raymond James & Associates, BlackRock Inc., RWC Asset Management LLP, Lathrop Investment Management Corp and Thornburg Investment Management 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 $36.73. How big of a company is Lazard? Lazard has a market capitalization of $4.77 billion and generates $2.88 billion in revenue each year. The asset manager earns $527.13 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.16 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: 2.5 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 517 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 499 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,016MarketBeat'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 2/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the float in trading stocks?