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Stock analysts at Argus raised their price target on shares of Lazard (NYSE:LAZ) from $40.00 to $45.00 in a report issued on Tuesday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Argus’ price target indicates a potential downside of 9.95% from the company’s current price.

Lazard (NYSE:LAZ) traded up 0.06% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $49.97. 425,693 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Lazard has a 52 week low of $30.63 and a 52 week high of $50.61. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $47.85 and its 200-day moving average is $45.02. The company has a market cap of $6.138 billion and a P/E ratio of 29.48.

Lazard (NYSE:LAZ) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 1st. The company reported $0.61 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $540.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $514.80 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.28 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 30.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Lazard will post $2.74 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, May 23rd. Investors of record on Monday, May 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.40%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 8th.

Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) is holding company.

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