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How to buy Lancaster Colony Corporation stock | $170.65

Learn how to easily invest in Lancaster Colony Corporation stock.

Lancaster Colony Corporation is a packaged foods business based in the US. Lancaster Colony Corporation shares (LANC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Lancaster Colony Corporation employs 3,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Lancaster Colony Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: LANC)

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Lancaster Colony Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-17.
Latest market close$170.65
52-week range$159.83 - $200.45
50-day moving average $171.97
200-day moving average $185.13
Wall St. target price$202.33
PE ratio 33.4399
Dividend yield $2.95 (1.7%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.16

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Is it a good time to buy Lancaster Colony Corporation stock?

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Lancaster Colony Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $170.65 from 2021-10-19

1 week (2021-10-14) -1.82%
1 month (2021-09-21) 1.13%
3 months (2021-07-21) -12.98%
6 months (2021-04-21) -7.82%
1 year (2020-10-21) -4.71%
2 years (2019-10-21) 21.99%
3 years (2018-10-19) 10.63%
5 years (2016-10-21) 27.21%

Is Lancaster Colony Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Lancaster Colony Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Lancaster Colony Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Lancaster Colony Corporation's P/E ratio

Lancaster Colony Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 33x. In other words, Lancaster Colony Corporation shares trade at around 33x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Lancaster Colony Corporation's PEG ratio

Lancaster Colony Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 8.47. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Lancaster Colony Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Lancaster Colony Corporation's EBITDA

Lancaster Colony Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $225.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Lancaster Colony Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Lancaster Colony Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.36%
Gross profit TTM $386.7 million
Return on assets TTM 10.82%
Return on equity TTM 17.5%
Profit margin 9.7%
Book value $30.63
Market capitalisation $4.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Lancaster Colony Corporation shares

There are currently 867,554 Lancaster Colony Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Lancaster Colony Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 5.8% up from 819,631 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Lancaster Colony Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Lancaster Colony Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Lancaster Colony Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lancaster Colony Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lancaster Colony Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 105541.84914842). Lancaster Colony Corporation's SIR currently stands at 8.22. In other words for every 100,000 Lancaster Colony Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8220 shares are currently held short.

However Lancaster Colony Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lancaster Colony Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lancaster Colony Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lancaster Colony Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lancaster Colony Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0443% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lancaster Colony Corporation shares, roughly 44 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Lancaster Colony Corporation.

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Lancaster Colony Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 59.47% of net profits

Recently Lancaster Colony Corporation has paid out, on average, around 59.47% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.74% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Lancaster Colony Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.74% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lancaster Colony Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.95 per share.

Lancaster Colony Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Lancaster Colony Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 29 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Lancaster Colony Corporation's shares ever split?

Lancaster Colony Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 27 January 1998. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lancaster Colony Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lancaster Colony Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Lancaster Colony Corporation's share price.

Lancaster Colony Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lancaster Colony Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $159.828 up to $200.4491. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Lancaster Colony Corporation's is 0.1942. This would suggest that Lancaster Colony Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Lancaster Colony Corporation overview

Lancaster Colony Corporation manufactures and markets food products for the retail and foodservice markets in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Retail and Foodservice. It offers frozen garlic bread under the New York BRAND Bakery; frozen Parkerhouse style yeast and dinner rolls under the Sister Schubert's brand; salad dressings under the Marzetti, Cardini's, and Girard's; flatbread wraps and pizza crusts under the Flatout brand; croutons and salad toppings under the New York BRAND Bakery, Chatham Village, and Marzetti; frozen pasta under the Marzetti Frozen Pasta brand; and vegetable and fruit dips under the Marzetti brand. In addition, it manufactures and sells other products to brand license agreements, including Olive Garden dressings, Buffalo Wild Wings sauces and Chick-fil-A sauces. The company sells its products through sales personnel, food brokers, and distributors to retailers and restaurants. Lancaster Colony Corporation was incorporated in 1961 and is based in Westerville, Ohio. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Lancaster Colony Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 30.035% of Lancaster Colony Corporation shares are held by insiders and 59.948% by institutions.
How many people work for Lancaster Colony Corporation?
Latest data suggests 3,200 work at Lancaster Colony Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Lancaster Colony Corporation?
Lancaster Colony Corporation's fiscal year ends in June.
Where is Lancaster Colony Corporation based?
Lancaster Colony Corporation's address is: 380 Polaris Parkway, Westerville, OH, United States, 43082
What is Lancaster Colony Corporation's ISIN number?
Lancaster Colony Corporation's international securities identification number is: US5138471033
What is Lancaster Colony Corporation's CUSIP number?
Lancaster Colony Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 513847103

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