Lazard Ltd. (LAZ) Stock Forecast & Predictions

Lazard Ltd. - Class A LAZ: $44.34

Clarendon House, 2 Church Street, Hamilton, Bermuda. | Sector: Finance and Insurance | Exchange: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE INC. | Web: www.lazard.com

  • Market Cap$5.00B
  • Change (52 Weeks)1.24%
  • Low (52 Weeks)$37.55
  • Lazard Ltd. (LAZ) Stock Forecast By Analysts


    Strong Buy
    Analysts Recommendations for Lazard Ltd. (LAZ) is based on 14 Institutional Analyst Ratings where 50.00% are on Strong Buy, 14.29% on Moderate Buy, 35.71% remains on Hold, 0.00% are on Moderate Sell and 0.00% are on Strong Sell.

    Out of 14 Institutional Analysts, majority recommended LAZ stock as Strong Buy. Since most investors and traders follow analyst ratings closely, this can be a potentially driving factor for the future stock price of Lazard Ltd..

    Lazard Ltd. (LAZ) Stock Price Prediction By Analysts


    HighLowAverage
    $65.10$43.43$54.31
    $54.3122.5% Upside
    Updated: 2022-01-13 00:00:00

    The Average Price target for LAZ set by the institutional analysts is $54.31 where High Estimate is $65.10, Median $55.08 and Low $43.43.

    The average price target for LAZ by Institutional Analysts is $54.31, which is 22.5% Upside from the current price. So according to the Institutional Analysts, LAZ Stock might be a bit undervalued at this stage and there’s potential for upside.

    However, although Institutional Analysts set their price targets after extensive research, they’re not always correct. After all, the market is mostly driven by investors speculation and emotion than just concrete numbers.

    Lazard Ltd. (LAZ) Stock Forecasts By Institutional Analysts


    Analyst
    Recommendation
    Action
    UBSNeutralMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsOutperformUpgraded
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightUpgraded
    Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsMarket PerformDowngraded
    Seaport GlobalBuyInitiated
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    JMP SecuritiesMarket OutperformMaintained
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralInitiated
    Argus ResearchBuyMaintained
    UBSNeutralMaintained
    CFRASellMaintained
    CFRASellDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    JMP SecuritiesMarket OutperformMaintained
    UBSNeutralMaintained
    CFRAHoldMaintained
    Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsOutperformUpgraded
    BuckinghamNeutralMaintained
    Wolfe ResearchPeer PerformUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightInitiated
    BuckinghamNeutralMaintained
    Buckingham ResearchNeutralMaintained
    UBSNeutralDowngraded
    Bank of AmericaNeutralDowngraded
    Goldman SachsNeutralInitiated
    BuckinghamNeutralMaintained
    JMP SecuritiesMarket OutperformMaintained
    Bank of AmericaBuyUpgraded
    NomuraBuyMaintained
    JMP SecuritiesMarket OutperformMaintained
    Goldman SachsBuyUpgraded
    InstinetBuyUpgraded
    BuckinghamNeutralDowngraded
    NomuraNeutralMaintained
    BuckinghamBuyMaintained
    Keefe Bruyette & WoodsOutperformInitiated
    Raymond JamesOutperformDowngraded
    NomuraNeutralDowngraded
    Bank of AmericaUnderperformInitiated
    NomuraBuyMaintained
    NomuraBuyMaintained
    SusquehannaPositiveMaintained
    Goldman SachsNeutralDowngraded
    NomuraBuyMaintained
    Raymond JamesStrong BuyUpgraded
    SusquehannaPositiveMaintained
    JMP SecuritiesMarket OutperformMaintained
    Keefe Bruyette & WoodsOutperformMaintained
    SusquehannaPositiveUpgraded
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    Keefe Bruyette & WoodsOutperformMaintained
    JMP SecuritiesMarket OutperformMaintained
    Sandler O'NeillHoldDowngraded
    SusquehannaNeutralDowngraded
    JMP SecuritiesMarket OutperformMaintained
    JMP SecuritiesMarket OutperformMaintained
    Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsOutperformUpgraded
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    Sandler O'NeillBuyUpgraded
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    UBSBuyMaintained
    Raymond JamesOutperformMaintained
    JMP SecuritiesMarket OutperformMaintained
    JMP SecuritiesMarket OutperformMaintained
    Raymond JamesOutperformDowngraded
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    UBSBuyUpgraded
    BernsteinOutperformInitiated
    UBSNeutralMaintained
    NomuraBuyUpgraded
    SusquehannaPositiveUpgraded
    NomuraNeutralMaintained
    Raymond JamesStrong BuyUpgraded
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    NomuraNeutralInitiated
    JMP SecuritiesMarket OutperformMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    Goldman SachsBuyUpgraded
    UBSSellMaintained
    Buckingham ResearchBuyUpgraded
    Buckingham ResearchNeutralDowngraded
    UBSSellMaintained
    UBSSellInitiated
    Keefe Bruyette & WoodsMarket PerformDowngraded
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    Rochdale SecuritiesNeutralDowngraded
    S&P Capital IQStrong BuyUpgraded
    Bank ofericaUnderperformDowngraded

    Lazard Ltd. (LAZ) Stock Earning Per Share (EPS) Forecast / Estimate


    $1.015
    The average consensus EPS for LAZ is $1.015 with a high estimate of $1.376 and Low of $0.794 for the period 2022-03-31 and based on 8 Institutional Analysts.

    Last Quarter


    Actual
    Estimate
    Date
    $0.98$0.95992021-09-30


    Earning Per Share (EPS) History


    Actual
    Estimate
    Date
    $$1.4912021-12-31
    $0.98$0.95992021-09-30
    $1.28$0.8942021-06-30
    $0.87$0.89612021-03-31
    $1.66$0.9832020-12-31
    $0.67$0.47632020-09-30
    $0.67$0.41022020-06-30
    $0.58$0.62952020-03-31
    $0.91$0.81712019-12-31
    $0.76$0.74132019-09-30
    $0.73$0.64052019-06-30
    $0.87$0.6542019-03-31
    $0.94$0.92672018-12-31
    $0.86$0.93642018-09-30
    $1.1$0.93092018-06-30
    $1.26$1.05292018-03-31
    $1.12$0.91282017-12-31
    $0.85$0.75972017-09-30
    $0.98$0.79892017-06-30
    $0.83$0.79792017-03-31
    $1.13$1.01592016-12-31
    $0.85$0.77992016-09-30
    $0.61$0.58292016-06-30
    $0.5$0.65172016-03-31
    $0.92$0.88342015-12-31
    $0.93$0.91112015-09-30
    $0.98$0.77892015-06-30
    $0.77$0.70462015-03-31
    $1.29$1.07012014-12-31
    $0.67$0.64992014-09-30
    $0.64$0.5732014-06-30
    $0.61$0.5452014-03-31
    $0.81$0.61622013-12-31
    $0.46$0.36352013-09-30
    $0.45$0.33522013-06-30
    $0.28$0.30852013-03-31
    $0.61$0.33432012-12-31
    $0.26$0.21392012-09-30
    $0.25$0.25352012-06-30
    $0.33$0.25632012-03-31

    What is Analyst Ratings & Price Targets?

    The analysts provide Buy, Sell or Hold ratings after extensive research of a companies financial reports, listening to conference calls and some of them even get in contact with upper management of the company to get an overall picture of operation.

    Although institutional Analyst’s are not always correct, their ratings are followed by millions of traders around the world and they can heavily influence trading activities for a company.

    As a retail investor, going through analyst ratings will instantly provide you an idea if the stock is worth buying. Top Analysts also provide their price targets. It’s a prediction of where the stock price might go based on their analysis.

    The best way to analyze price targets is to combined average price targets of major analysts. If the average price target is much higher than the current price of the stock, then the probability of a stock going up is also high.

    What is Technical Analysis?

    Technical Analysis refers to analyzing a stock's price over a period of time. In the financial market, past price patterns are one of the strongest indicators of an asset's future performance.

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    As a regular investor, one of the easiest ways to check technical analysis of a stock is through Technical Indicators. Technical Indicators are programmed algorithms that monitor price changes in the Charts and indicate Buy/Sell based on market conditions.

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    What is Earnings Per Share (EPS) and Why is it Important?

    EPS, or Earning Per Share, can tell a lot about a stock’s performance. It’s calculated by dividing a company’s profit by the number of outstanding shares of its common stocks.

    In layman’s term, earnings is an indicator of a company’s profitability. Higher the earnings, the more profitable a company is.
    Some traders pick stocks solely based on EPS or earnings Analysis, it is a very powerful indicator of a stock’s price.

    Before you buy a stock, check the company’s earnings History and Surprises. A Surprise happens when a company reports a much higher or lower actual earnings/EPS than the forecasted earnings/EPS.

    If a company reports higher EPS surprises consistently, analysts keep raising their estimates, traders become more confident in the company, driving the share price higher.

    What is Stock Sentiment?

    Stock Sentiment refers to how people speculating about the stock or what kind of trading position investors are often taking.

    There are different kinds of sentiments you can find online for a company, this includes Investor Sentiment (Percentage of investors buying or selling), News Sentiment (Is the company getting positive or negative impressions from the Press?), Social Sentiment (The overall trends about the company in social media, is it negative or positive?).