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Lazard (LAZ) Competitors

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(As of 05/22/2024 ET)


Should you be buying Lazard stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Lazard include Evercore (EVR), Moelis & Company (MC), Affiliated Managers Group (AMG), StepStone Group (STEP), AllianceBernstein (AB), Janus Henderson Group (JHG), Cohen & Steers (CNS), Artisan Partners Asset Management (APAM), Victory Capital (VCTR), and Hamilton Lane (HLNE). These companies are all part of the "investment advice" industry.

Lazard vs.

Lazard (NYSE:LAZ) and Evercore (NYSE:EVR) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, media sentiment, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and community ranking.

54.8% of Lazard shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.2% of Evercore shares are held by institutional investors. 3.1% of Lazard shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.3% of Evercore shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Lazard has a beta of 1.46, indicating that its stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Evercore has a beta of 1.44, indicating that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, Lazard had 18 more articles in the media than Evercore. MarketBeat recorded 18 mentions for Lazard and 0 mentions for Evercore. Evercore's average media sentiment score of 0.00 beat Lazard's score of -0.14 indicating that Evercore is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Overall Sentiment
Lazard Neutral
Evercore Neutral

Lazard pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. Evercore pays an annual dividend of $3.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Lazard pays out -571.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Evercore pays out 47.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Lazard is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Lazard presently has a consensus target price of $45.67, suggesting a potential upside of 12.04%. Evercore has a consensus target price of $180.67, suggesting a potential downside of 10.49%. Given Lazard's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Lazard is more favorable than Evercore.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
1 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

Evercore has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Lazard. Lazard is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Evercore, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio

Evercore has a net margin of 10.53% compared to Lazard's net margin of -0.63%. Lazard's return on equity of 37.27% beat Evercore's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lazard-0.63% 37.27% 3.63%
Evercore 10.53%16.53%8.52%

Lazard received 109 more outperform votes than Evercore when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 64.61% of users gave Lazard an outperform vote while only 63.99% of users gave Evercore an outperform vote.

LazardOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
EvercoreOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes


Lazard beats Evercore on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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LAZ vs. The Competition

MetricLazardInvestment advice IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$4.60B$10.02B$9.42B$17.90B
Dividend Yield4.88%24.86%10.36%3.45%
P/E Ratio-116.4546.0756.4725.66
Price / Sales1.837.033,600.6410.46
Price / Cash8.4416.7916.4819.57
Price / Book10.243.693.225.97
Net Income-$75.48M$308.47M$1.02B$975.91M
7 Day Performance1.54%-1.03%0.00%-0.50%
1 Month Performance5.91%2.26%2.83%4.98%
1 Year Performance40.07%24.33%17.14%20.68%

Lazard Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
3.7025 of 5 stars
Moelis & Company
1.0485 of 5 stars
Affiliated Managers Group
4.1288 of 5 stars
+12.5%$5.07B$2.06B8.834,000Positive News
StepStone Group
2.1235 of 5 stars
+65.6%$4.11B$1.37B41.32980Upcoming Earnings
3.2909 of 5 stars
-1.3%$3.91B$4.16B14.104,707Positive News
Janus Henderson Group
4.6313 of 5 stars
+27.8%$5.51B$2.10B12.952,200Positive News
Cohen & Steers
2.362 of 5 stars
+30.5%$3.71B$489.64M28.60405Positive News
Artisan Partners Asset Management
2.3226 of 5 stars
+40.0%$3.69B$975.10M14.00573Positive News
Victory Capital
4.3792 of 5 stars
Hamilton Lane
4.6966 of 5 stars
+77.4%$6.45B$528.75M36.74600Upcoming Earnings

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This page (NYSE:LAZ) was last updated on 5/22/2024 by Staff

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