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An Examination Of Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ)

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Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) is a stock with outstanding fundamental characteristics. When we build an investment case, we need to look at the stock with a holistic perspective. In the case of LAZ, it is a notable dividend-paying company that has been a rockstar for income investors, currently trading at an attractive share price. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. If you're interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, take a look at the report on Lazard here.

Established dividend payer and good value

LAZ's share price is trading at below its true value, meaning that the market sentiment for the stock is currently bearish. This mispricing gives investors the opportunity to buy into the stock at a cheap price compared to the value they will be receiving, should analysts' consensus forecast growth be correct. Also, relative to the rest of its peers with similar levels of earnings, LAZ's share price is trading below the group's average. This bolsters the proposition that LAZ's price is currently discounted.

NYSE:LAZ Intrinsic value, June 14th 2019

Income investors would also be happy to know that LAZ is one of the highest dividend payers in the market, with current dividend yield standing at 7.1%. LAZ has also been regularly increasing its dividend payments to shareholders over the past decade.

NYSE:LAZ Historical Dividend Yield, June 14th 2019

Next Steps:

For Lazard, I've put together three important factors you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for LAZ’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for LAZ’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has LAZ's returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of LAZ? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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