Lazard Ltd. (LAZ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 02, 2013

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Lazard Ltd. ( LAZ ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 02, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 24, 2013. Shareholders who purchased LAZ stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -37.5% decrease from the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of LAZ was $33.9, representing a -11.62% decrease from the 52 week high of $38.36 and a 52.63% increase over the 52 week low of $22.21.

LAZ is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Franklin Resources, Inc. ( BEN ) and AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. ( AMP ). LAZ's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.57. Zacks Investment Research reports LAZ's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 28.67%, compared to an industry average of 9.8%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the LAZ Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to LAZ through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have LAZ as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares KBW Capital Markets Portfolio ( KBWC )
  • SPDR S&P Capital Markets ETF ( KCE ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWC with an increase of 31.08% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of LAZ at 4.12%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: AMP , BEN , KBWC , KCE , LAZ

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