How to buy Lancaster Colony (LANC) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Lancaster Colony shares.

Lancaster Colony Corporation (LANC) is a publicly traded packaged foods business based in the US. It opened the day at $195.33 after a previous close of $194.54. During the day the price has varied from a low of $193.99 to a high of $196.16. The latest price was $196.04 (25 minute delay). Lancaster Colony is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 3,200 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Lancaster Colony

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: LANC in this case.
  5. Research Lancaster Colony shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Lancaster Colony shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Fees for buying 5x Lancaster Colony shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £4.06
£816.94 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £12.40
£825.28 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £3.66
£816.54 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £8.13
£821.01 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £20.08
£832.96 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.81
£813.69 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £20.18
£833.06 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £4.06
£816.94 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £19.66
£832.54 total
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Lancaster Colony share price (NASDAQ:LANC)

Use our graph to track the performance of LANC stocks over time.

Lancaster Colony price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $196.04

1 week (2022-08-05) 42.23%
1 month (2022-07-14) 52.54%
3 months (2022-05-12) 44.66%
6 months (2022-02-15) 23.34%
1 year (2021-08-13) 2.37%
2 years (2020-08-14) 16.23%
3 years (2019-08-15) 26.62%
5 years (2017-08-15) 57.73%

Is it a good time to buy Lancaster Colony stock?

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Is Lancaster Colony under- or over-valued?

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

P/E ratio

Lancaster Colony's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 44x. In other words, Lancaster Colony shares trade at around 44x 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.

PEG ratio

Lancaster Colony's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 8.47. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Lancaster Colony'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's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $186.7 million (£0.0 million).

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

Lancaster Colony shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close$194.54
Change %0.771%
Information last updated 2022-08-14.
52-week range$116.2137 - $188.5727
50-day moving average$129.5396
200-day moving average$148.8126
Wall St. target price$136
PE ratio43.6925
Dividend yield$3.1 (2.19%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$3.35

Lancaster Colony share dividends


Dividend yield: 2.19% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 2.19% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 83.78% of net profits

Lancaster Colony has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.19% of its share value annually.

Lancaster Colony has paid out, on average, around 83.78% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.19% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 2.19% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lancaster Colony's case, that would currently equate to about $3.1 per share.

Lancaster Colony'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's most recent dividend payout was on 29 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lancaster Colony's shares have ranged in value from as little as $116.2137 up to $188.5727. 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's is 0.1444. This would suggest that Lancaster Colony's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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