Analyst Ratings for Lancaster Colony Corp. (LANC)

Updated: 2017-07-29

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Lancaster Colony Corp. (NASDAQ:LANC) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, LANC received an average rating of Overweight.

2 analysts declared LANC a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 5 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for LANC. The maximum price target given was 155, which equates to a potential upside of 25.25 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 120, implying potential capital losses of -3.03 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -1.72 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.27 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of LANC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 15.03 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of LANC is 1.92.

In the trailing 52-weeks, LANC hit 149.30 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 117.50. Currently the stock is 5.32 percent higher than its low, and 17.11 percent lower than its 52-week high. LANC has a price/earnings ratio of 28.85. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The LANC value stock report compares LANC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.4 billion. LANC is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.