LAZ - Lazard Ltd

NYSE - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
33.83
-0.27 (-0.79%)
As of 12:41PM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close34.10
Open33.88
Bid33.88 x 800
Ask33.91 x 900
Day's Range33.69 - 34.26
52 Week Range31.07 - 49.43
Volume132,397
Avg. Volume860,504
Market Cap3.616B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.52
PE Ratio (TTM)10.96
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield1.88 (5.68%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-08-02
1y Target EstN/A
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  • Aramco to Select Lazard, Moelis for World’s Biggest IPO
    Bloomberg

    Aramco to Select Lazard, Moelis for World’s Biggest IPO

    (Bloomberg) -- Saudi Aramco has picked Lazard Ltd. and Moelis & Co. to advise on the oil giant’s second attempt at the world’s largest initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter said.The boutique investment banks have started preparatory work on the offering, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. They are expected to play a key role in the listing, including in the selection of underwriters and listing venues as well as working to ensure Aramco can secure its valuation expectations, the people said.The selection is a boon particularly for Lazard, which wasn’t one of the advisers on Aramco’s first listing attempt. The oil producer was originally working with Evercore Inc. and Moelis, as well as HSBC Holdings Plc, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley. Lazard’s success working on the blockbuster Aramco bond sale this year put it in pole position to secure a role on the IPO.QuickTake: All About That Saudi Plan for the World’s Biggest IPOLazard was pushing hard in recent weeks to win a spot on the planned share sale, sending some of its top global dealmakers from London, Paris and Houston to woo Aramco officials at meetings in the Middle East, Bloomberg News reported earlier this week. The firm, run by Ken Jacobs, is likely to replace one of the original advisers that previously worked on the listing plans, people with knowledge of the matter have said.Moelis was up 1.4% at 9:51 a.m. in New York trading on Tuesday after earlier gaining as much as 4.1%. Lazard shares fell 0.7% and are up about 2.3% this week after Bloomberg reported Monday that it was likely to win a role on the IPO.$100 Billion DealAramco, which is planning a stock-market listing as early as in 2020, is still planning to add more banks to the deal, the people said. No final decisions have been made, and the company, officially known as Saudi Arabian Oil Co., could still change or delay its plans, according to the people.A spokeswoman for Moelis declined to comment, while a representative for Lazard didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.“Saudi Aramco continues to look at multiple options in the IPO process,” the company said in an emailed statement. “Appropriate updates (if any) will be provided as and when available.”The kingdom looks set to reward banks that have shown loyalty with positions on the listing, which could raise about $100 billion. Lazard’s success on its debt issuance, which allowed Aramco to borrow $12 billion at a lower yield than its sovereign parent, came at a time when Saudi Arabia was still facing international criticism over the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Ken Moelis, who’s earned himself the moniker “Ken of Arabia,” was one of the few Western bank executives to show up to Saudi Arabia’s signature investment summit in October 2018 in the aftermath of the Khashoggi scandal.Read more about the renewed IPO push here.The IPO project was first announced in 2016 as the cornerstone of the kingdom’s Vision 2030 plan to modernize the Saudi economy, with a target of listing in the second half of 2018. Aramco formally put the IPO plans on hold last year and instead decided to buy a $69 billion stake in local chemical giant Saudi Basic Industries Corp.(Updates with share prices in fifth paragraph.)To contact the reporters on this story: Dinesh Nair in London at dnair5@bloomberg.net;Myriam Balezou in London at mbalezou@bloomberg.net;Matthew Martin in Dubai at mmartin128@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Aaron Kirchfeld at akirchfeld@bloomberg.net, Ben Scent, Amy ThomsonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Lazard’s Success on Aramco Bond Puts It in Pole Position for Coveted IPO
    Bloomberg

    Lazard’s Success on Aramco Bond Puts It in Pole Position for Coveted IPO

    (Bloomberg) -- Lazard Ltd.’s success working on the blockbuster Saudi Aramco bond sale this year has put it in pole position to secure a coveted spot on the oil giant’s second attempt at the world’s largest initial public offering.Several rival bankers seeking a role on the IPO expect Lazard to get an advisory mandate, thanks to its work on the debut bond sale by Aramco that attracted more than $100 billion of orders, people with knowledge of the matter said.The boutique advisory firm has been pushing hard in recent weeks to win a role on the planned share sale, sending some of its top global dealmakers from London, Paris and Houston to woo Aramco officials at meetings in the Middle East, the people said. Lazard, run by Ken Jacobs, is likely to replace one of the original advisers that previously worked on the listing plans, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private.Lazard’s shares rose as much as 4.1% in New York trading. The oil producer was originally working with Evercore Inc. and Moelis & Co., as well as HSBC Holdings Plc, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley.$12 Billion SuccessAramco is planning a stock-market listing as early as in 2020 and is expected to favor advisers that have an existing relationship with the firm, according to the people. The success of the debt issuance, which allowed Aramco to borrow $12 billion at a lower yield than its sovereign parent, came at a time when Saudi Arabia was still facing international criticism over the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Winning a role on the potential IPO would be a significant victory for Lazard’s efforts to bolster its Middle Eastern business. Unlike rivals such as Evercore and Moelis, Lazard has a limited on-the-ground presence in the region and covers the Gulf primarily from its offices in Europe.A successful IPO would generate hefty fees for the banks lucky enough to get on the deal. Moelis saw its shares surge in early 2017 when reports of its advisory role with the oil giant became public.Bank PitchesAramco has recently asked Saudi and international investment banks to pitch for a role on the offering, according to the people. Local banks have told to register their interest in the next week, with formal pitches expected to take place as soon as this month, the people said.The oil giant has been holding talks with a select group of investment banks as it restarts preparations for the IPO, Bloomberg News reported last month. No final decisions have been made, and Aramco’s plans could still change or be delayed, the people said.Aramco, officially known as Saudi Arabian Oil Co., declined to comment. A representative for Lazard didn’t respond to requests for comment.The IPO project was first announced in 2016 as the cornerstone of the kingdom’s Vision 2030 plan to modernize the Saudi economy, with a target of listing in the second half of 2018. Aramco formally put the IPO plans on hold last year and instead decided to buy a $69 billion stake in local chemical giant Saudi Basic Industries Corp.\--With assistance from Michael Hytha.To contact the reporters on this story: Dinesh Nair in London at dnair5@bloomberg.net;Matthew Martin in Dubai at mmartin128@bloomberg.net;Myriam Balezou in London at mbalezou@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Aaron Kirchfeld at akirchfeld@bloomberg.net, Amy Thomson, Ben ScentFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Legg Mason AUM Rises in July, Fixed Income Inflows Recorded
    Zacks

    Legg Mason AUM Rises in July, Fixed Income Inflows Recorded

    Legg Mason's (LM) assets under management (AUM) inch up in July, supported by increase in alternative and fixed income AUM.

  • Lazard's (LAZ) July 2019 AUM Declines on Overall Net Outflows
    Zacks

    Lazard's (LAZ) July 2019 AUM Declines on Overall Net Outflows

    Lazard's (LAZ) preliminary assets under management (AUM) of $234.8 billion for July 2019 reflect 1.1% fall from the prior month.

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of LAZ earnings conference call or presentation 25-Jul-19 12:00pm GMT

    Q2 2019 Lazard Ltd Earnings Call

  • Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) Passed Our Checks, And It's About To Pay A 1.2% Dividend
    Simply Wall St.

    Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) Passed Our Checks, And It's About To Pay A 1.2% Dividend

    Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) stock is about to trade ex-dividend in 3 days time. Investors can purchase shares before the 2nd...

  • Lazard (LAZ) Q2 Earnings Beat on Lower Expenses, Shares Up
    Zacks

    Lazard (LAZ) Q2 Earnings Beat on Lower Expenses, Shares Up

    Lazard (LAZ) Q2 performance reflects decreased expenses and stable assets under management (AUM), partly muted by lower revenues.

  • LAZARD (LAZ) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript
    Motley Fool

    LAZARD (LAZ) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

    LAZ earnings call for the period ending June 30, 2019.

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    3 Mid-Cap Stocks With High Earnings Yields

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  • Markit

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Lazard Ltd.

    Lazard Ltd NYSE:LAZView full report here! Summary * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output for the sector is expanding but at a slower rate Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for LAZ with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NeutralETF activity is neutral. The net inflows of $4.50 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold LAZ are not among the highest of the last year and have been slowing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NegativeAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Financials sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however, and is easing. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • GuruFocus.com

    3 Dividend Stocks Retirees Must Have in Their Portfolios

    A guest contribution by Mike Heroux from The Dividend Guy Blog

  • Does The Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) Share Price Tend To Follow The Market?
    Simply Wall St.

    Does The Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) Share Price Tend To Follow The Market?

    Anyone researching Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) might want to consider the historical volatility of the share price. Modern...

  • Bank OZK (OZK) Announces 4.35% Dividend Hike: Worth a Look?
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    Bank OZK (OZK) Announces 4.35% Dividend Hike: Worth a Look?

    Bank OZK (OZK) increases quarterly common stock dividend by about 4.35% to 24 cents per share.

  • Glacier Bancorp (GBCI) Announces Dividend Hike: Worth a Look?
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    Glacier Bancorp (GBCI) Announces Dividend Hike: Worth a Look?

    Glacier Bancorp (GBCI) increases quarterly common stock dividend by about 3.8% to 27 cents per share.

  • Here is What Hedge Funds Think About Lazard Ltd (LAZ)
    Insider Monkey

    Here is What Hedge Funds Think About Lazard Ltd (LAZ)

    Hedge funds and other investment firms that we track manage billions of dollars of their wealthy clients' money, and needless to say, they are painstakingly thorough when analyzing where to invest this money, as their own wealth also depends on it. Regardless of the various methods used by elite investors like David Tepper and David […]

  • Lazard (LAZ) Shows Prudent Cost Management: Should You Buy?
    Zacks

    Lazard (LAZ) Shows Prudent Cost Management: Should You Buy?

    Continued organic growth, cost management activities and rise in assets under management are expected to drive Lazard (LAZ).

  • Fifth Third (FITB) Announces 9% Dividend Hike: Worth a Look?
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    Fifth Third (FITB) Announces 9% Dividend Hike: Worth a Look?

    Rewarding shareholders, Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) increases quarterly common stock dividend by about 9% to 24 cents per share.

  • An Examination Of Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ)
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    An Examination Of Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ)

    Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) is a stock with outstanding fundamental characteristics. When we build an investment case, we...

  • Lazard's (LAZ) May AUM Declines 4.5% on Lower Equity Assets
    Zacks

    Lazard's (LAZ) May AUM Declines 4.5% on Lower Equity Assets

    Lazard's (LAZ) preliminary assets under management decline sequentially in May 2019 on account of unfavorable markets and foreign exchange depreciation.

  • Here's Why You Should Add Lazard Stock to Your Basket Now
    Zacks

    Here's Why You Should Add Lazard Stock to Your Basket Now

    Lazard (LAZ) can be a promising buy at the moment, with robust fundamentals and long-term growth opportunities.

  • Stocks are soaring, here are buying opportunities
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    Stocks are soaring, here are buying opportunities

    Stocks are soaring, looking to close out a strong week touching new records on the Dow and S&P. But are there buying opportunities in this market? Charlie Bobrinskoy is Ariel Investments Vice Chairman and Head of Investment Group, and he says cyclical stocks are what's cheap right now, while defensive stocks are what's expensive. He talks with Yahoo Finance's Julie Hyman, Adam Shapiro, Jared Blikre and Brian Cheung.