Lazard Ltd. (LAZ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 18, 2013
Lazard Ltd. ( LAZ ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 18, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 27, 2013. Shareholders who purchased LAZ stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that LAZ has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $42.83, the dividend yield is 2.33%.
The previous trading day's last sale of LAZ was $42.83, representing a -1.49% decrease from the 52 week high of $43.48 and a 44.65% increase over the 52 week low of $29.61.
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 $.76. Zacks Investment Research reports LAZ's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 23.31%, compared to an industry average of 10.1%.
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 ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWC with an increase of 17.89% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of LAZ at 4.3%.