NYSE:LAZ

Lazard Competitors

$45.16
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$44.87
Now: $45.16
$45.66
50-Day Range
$38.69
MA: $43.16
$46.56
52-Week Range
$23.18
Now: $45.16
$46.94
Volume626,966 shs
Average Volume828,250 shs
Market Capitalization$4.74 billion
P/E Ratio17.71
Dividend Yield4.13%
Beta1.66

Competitors

Lazard (NYSE:LAZ) Vs. MS, GS, SCHW, RJF, LPLA, and SF

Should you be buying LAZ stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "investment banking & brokerage" are considered alternatives and competitors to Lazard, including Morgan Stanley (MS), The Goldman Sachs Group (GS), The Charles Schwab (SCHW), Raymond James (RJF), LPL Financial (LPLA), and Stifel Financial (SF).

Lazard (NYSE:LAZ) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Lazard and Morgan Stanley, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Lazard14402.33
Morgan Stanley061402.70

Lazard currently has a consensus target price of $42.6667, suggesting a potential downside of 5.52%. Morgan Stanley has a consensus target price of $69.8947, suggesting a potential upside of ∞. Given Morgan Stanley's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Morgan Stanley is more favorable than Lazard.

Dividends

Lazard pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Morgan Stanley pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share. Lazard pays out 57.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Morgan Stanley pays out 28.1% 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 has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Morgan Stanley has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Lazard and Morgan Stanley's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Lazard$2.67 billion1.78$286.50 million$3.2813.77
Morgan Stanley$53.82 billion0.00$9.04 billion$4.98N/A

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

Risk & Volatility

Lazard has a beta of 1.66, suggesting that its stock price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Morgan Stanley has a beta of 1.59, suggesting that its stock price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Lazard and Morgan Stanley's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Lazard11.62%47.79%6.01%
Morgan Stanley19.16%12.33%1.02%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

74.5% of Lazard shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.8% of Morgan Stanley shares are held by institutional investors. 3.6% of Lazard shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Morgan Stanley shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Morgan Stanley beats Lazard on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lazard (NYSE:LAZ) and The Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Dividends

Lazard pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. The Goldman Sachs Group pays an annual dividend of $5.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Lazard pays out 57.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The Goldman Sachs Group pays out 23.8% 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 has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and The Goldman Sachs Group has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Lazard and The Goldman Sachs Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Lazard14402.33
The Goldman Sachs Group151502.67

Lazard currently has a consensus price target of $42.6667, indicating a potential downside of 5.52%. The Goldman Sachs Group has a consensus price target of $349.1429, indicating a potential upside of 2.00%. Given The Goldman Sachs Group's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe The Goldman Sachs Group is more favorable than Lazard.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Lazard and The Goldman Sachs Group's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Lazard$2.67 billion1.78$286.50 million$3.2813.77
The Goldman Sachs Group$53.92 billion2.20$8.47 billion$21.0316.28

The Goldman Sachs Group has higher revenue and earnings than Lazard. Lazard is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Goldman Sachs Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Lazard and The Goldman Sachs Group's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Lazard11.62%47.79%6.01%
The Goldman Sachs Group16.65%11.23%0.83%

Volatility & Risk

Lazard has a beta of 1.66, indicating that its stock price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Goldman Sachs Group has a beta of 1.5, indicating that its stock price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

74.5% of Lazard shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.1% of The Goldman Sachs Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.6% of Lazard shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of The Goldman Sachs Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

The Goldman Sachs Group beats Lazard on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lazard (NYSE:LAZ) and The Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Lazard and The Charles Schwab, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Lazard14402.33
The Charles Schwab05912.73

Lazard currently has a consensus price target of $42.6667, indicating a potential downside of 5.52%. The Charles Schwab has a consensus price target of $67.10, indicating a potential upside of 3.65%. Given The Charles Schwab's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe The Charles Schwab is more favorable than Lazard.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

74.5% of Lazard shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.5% of The Charles Schwab shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.6% of Lazard shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.8% of The Charles Schwab shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Lazard pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. The Charles Schwab pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Lazard pays out 57.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The Charles Schwab pays out 26.5% 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 has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and The Charles Schwab has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Lazard and The Charles Schwab's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Lazard$2.67 billion1.78$286.50 million$3.2813.77
The Charles Schwab$10.72 billion10.91$3.70 billion$2.7223.80

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

Profitability

This table compares Lazard and The Charles Schwab's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Lazard11.62%47.79%6.01%
The Charles Schwab29.80%13.52%0.86%

Volatility & Risk

Lazard has a beta of 1.66, indicating that its share price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Charles Schwab has a beta of 1.17, indicating that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

The Charles Schwab beats Lazard on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Raymond James (NYSE:RJF) and Lazard (NYSE:LAZ) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Raymond James pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Lazard pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Raymond James pays out 25.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Lazard pays out 57.3% 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. Raymond James has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Lazard has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

75.1% of Raymond James shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.5% of Lazard shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.8% of Raymond James shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.6% of Lazard shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Raymond James has a beta of 1.35, indicating that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lazard has a beta of 1.66, indicating that its share price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Raymond James and Lazard's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Raymond James$8.17 billion2.19$818 million$6.1121.24
Lazard$2.67 billion1.78$286.50 million$3.2813.77

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

Profitability

This table compares Raymond James and Lazard's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Raymond James10.02%12.29%1.88%
Lazard11.62%47.79%6.01%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Raymond James and Lazard, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Raymond James02902.82
Lazard14402.33

Raymond James currently has a consensus price target of $120.80, suggesting a potential downside of 6.91%. Lazard has a consensus price target of $42.6667, suggesting a potential downside of 5.52%. Given Lazard's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Lazard is more favorable than Raymond James.

Summary

Raymond James beats Lazard on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lazard (NYSE:LAZ) and LPL Financial (NASDAQ:LPLA) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Lazard and LPL Financial's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Lazard$2.67 billion1.78$286.50 million$3.2813.77
LPL Financial$5.62 billion2.10$559.88 million$7.1820.56

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

Dividends

Lazard pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. LPL Financial pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Lazard pays out 57.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. LPL Financial pays out 13.9% 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 has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and LPL Financial has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Lazard and LPL Financial's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Lazard11.62%47.79%6.01%
LPL Financial8.50%49.27%8.93%

Risk and Volatility

Lazard has a beta of 1.66, suggesting that its stock price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LPL Financial has a beta of 1.49, suggesting that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Lazard and LPL Financial, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Lazard14402.33
LPL Financial01802.89

Lazard presently has a consensus price target of $42.6667, indicating a potential downside of 5.52%. LPL Financial has a consensus price target of $125.45, indicating a potential downside of 15.01%. Given Lazard's higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Lazard is more favorable than LPL Financial.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

74.5% of Lazard shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.7% of LPL Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.6% of Lazard shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of LPL Financial shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

LPL Financial beats Lazard on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Stifel Financial (NYSE:SF) and Lazard (NYSE:LAZ) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and risk.

Volatility and Risk

Stifel Financial has a beta of 1.59, meaning that its share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lazard has a beta of 1.66, meaning that its share price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

56.5% of Stifel Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.5% of Lazard shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.7% of Stifel Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.6% of Lazard shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Stifel Financial and Lazard's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Stifel Financial12.26%14.78%1.94%
Lazard11.62%47.79%6.01%

Dividends

Stifel Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Lazard pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Lazard pays out 57.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Lazard has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Lazard is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Stifel Financial and Lazard, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Stifel Financial23101.83
Lazard14402.33

Stifel Financial presently has a consensus price target of $51.2222, suggesting a potential downside of 26.75%. Lazard has a consensus price target of $42.6667, suggesting a potential downside of 5.52%. Given Lazard's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Lazard is more favorable than Stifel Financial.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Stifel Financial and Lazard's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Stifel Financial$3.34 billion2.20$448.40 millionN/AN/A
Lazard$2.67 billion1.78$286.50 million$3.2813.77

Stifel Financial has higher revenue and earnings than Lazard.

Summary

Lazard beats Stifel Financial on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.


Lazard Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Morgan Stanley logo
MS
Morgan Stanley
2.4N/AN/A$147.01 billion$53.82 billion13.25Earnings Announcement
Dividend Announcement
High Trading Volume
Decrease in Short Interest
News Coverage
The Goldman Sachs Group logo
GS
The Goldman Sachs Group
2.2$342.31-1.1%$118.37 billion$53.92 billion14.42Earnings Announcement
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
The Charles Schwab logo
SCHW
The Charles Schwab
1.9$64.74-1.2%$116.91 billion$10.72 billion29.97Earnings Announcement
Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Raymond James logo
RJF
Raymond James
1.9$129.76-0.2%$17.87 billion$8.17 billion22.30Analyst Report
News Coverage
LPL Financial logo
LPLA
LPL Financial
1.5$147.60-0.0%$11.79 billion$5.62 billion24.56
Stifel Financial logo
SF
Stifel Financial
1.0$69.93-1.3%$7.36 billion$3.34 billion18.93
Evercore logo
EVR
Evercore
2.4$137.25-2.2%$5.77 billion$2.01 billion24.60Analyst Report
BGC Partners logo
BGCP
BGC Partners
1.3$5.92-0.7%$2.19 billion$2.10 billion53.82Increase in Short Interest
Gap Up
Piper Jaffray Companies logo
PJC
Piper Jaffray Companies
1.7$81.10-0.0%$1.16 billion$800.99 million13.23Gap Down
Cowen logo
COWN
Cowen
1.7$38.68-2.4%$1.03 billion$1.05 billion9.32Analyst Downgrade
Oppenheimer logo
OPY
Oppenheimer
1.0$44.66-0.4%$566.29 million$1.03 billion9.02Decrease in Short Interest
Greenhill & Co., Inc. logo
GHL
Greenhill & Co., Inc.
1.4$18.91-4.8%$368.97 million$301.01 million-30.02
(FBRC) logo
FBRC
(FBRC)
1.1$17.55-0.0%$124.61 millionN/A0.00
This page was last updated on 4/18/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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