NYSE:LAD - Lithia Motors Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $81.77 -1.65 (-1.98 %) (As of 11/16/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$83.42Today's Range$80.58 - $82.7252-Week Range$72.85 - $127.99Volume264,500 shsAverage Volume322,724 shsMarket Capitalization$1.96 billionP/E Ratio9.75Dividend Yield1.39%Beta1.38 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Lithia Motors, Inc. operates automotive franchises, and retails new and used vehicles in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Domestic, Import, and Luxury. It sells new and used cars, replacement parts, vehicle service contracts, vehicle protection products, and credit insurance products; provides vehicle maintenance, warranty, paint, and repair services; and arranges related financing. As of February 23, 2018, the company offered 30 brands of new vehicles and various brands of used vehicles in 171 stores in the United States, as well as through online at approximately 200 Websites. Lithia Motors, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Medford, Oregon. Receive LAD News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for LAD and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations Sub-IndustryAutomotive Retail SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNYSE:LAD Previous Symbol CUSIP53679710 Webwww.lithia.com Phone541-776-6401 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.07 Current Ratio1.20 Quick Ratio0.23 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio9.75 Forward P/E Ratio8.52 P/E Growth0.75 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$10.09 billion Price / Sales0.19 Cash Flow$10.5103 per share Price / Cash7.78 Book Value$51.31 per share Price / Book1.59 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$8.39 Net Income$245.21 million Net Margins2.56% Return on Equity20.75% Return on Assets4.72% Miscellaneous Employees12,899 Outstanding Shares23,490,000Market Cap$1.96 billion OptionableOptionable Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD) Frequently Asked Questions What is Lithia Motors' stock symbol? Lithia Motors trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "LAD." How often does Lithia Motors pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Lithia Motors? Lithia Motors announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 24th. Investors of record on Friday, November 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.29 per share on Friday, November 23rd. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.42%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 8th. View Lithia Motors' Dividend History. How were Lithia Motors' earnings last quarter? Lithia Motors Inc (NYSE:LAD) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 24th. The company reported $2.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.53 by $0.30. The firm earned $3.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.17 billion. Lithia Motors had a net margin of 2.56% and a return on equity of 20.75%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 15.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $2.18 earnings per share. View Lithia Motors' Earnings History. When is Lithia Motors' next earnings date? Lithia Motors is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 13th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Lithia Motors. What guidance has Lithia Motors issued on next quarter's earnings? Lithia Motors updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 24th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of approx $9.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $9.49. The company issued revenue guidance of $11.75-12.25 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $12.04 billion.Lithia Motors also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $9.50-9.50 EPS. What price target have analysts set for LAD? 6 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for Lithia Motors' stock. Their predictions range from $103.00 to $110.00. On average, they expect Lithia Motors' share price to reach $106.75 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 30.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Lithia Motors. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Lithia Motors? 6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Lithia Motors in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Lithia Motors. Has Lithia Motors been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about LAD stock have trended somewhat positive on Friday, InfoTrie reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Lithia Motors earned a media sentiment score of 1.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the company a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Lithia Motors' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Lithia Motors include KAR Auction Services (KAR), Carvana (CVNA), Casey's General Stores (CASY), Penske Automotive Group (PAG), AutoNation (AN), Murphy USA (MUSA), Camping World (CWH), Rush Enterprises (RUSHB), Rush Enterprises (RUSHA), Asbury Automotive Group (ABG), Group 1 Automotive (GPI), Sonic Automotive (SAH), Fincera (YUANF), America's Car-Mart (CRMT) and TravelCenters of America (TA). Who are Lithia Motors' key executives? Lithia Motors' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Sidney B. DeBoer, Founder & Chairman (Age 75)Mr. Bryan B. DeBoer, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 52)Mr. John F. North III, Sr. VP, CFO & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 40)Mr. Scott A. Hillier, Sr. VP of Operations (Age 55)Mr. Christopher S. Holzshu, Exec. VP (Age 45) Who are Lithia Motors' major shareholders? Lithia Motors' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.51%), Abrams Capital Management L.P. (8.51%), Neuberger Berman Group LLC (4.96%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.78%), GW&K Investment Management LLC (2.58%) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.58%). Company insiders that own Lithia Motors stock include Bryan B Deboer, Chris Holzshu, George Chun-Wai Liang, John F North, Kenneth E Roberts, Sidney B Deboer, Susan O Cain and Thomas R Becker. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Lithia Motors. Which institutional investors are selling Lithia Motors stock? LAD stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Hodges Capital Management Inc., Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Ceredex Value Advisors LLC and Copeland Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Lithia Motors company stock in the last year include Kenneth E Roberts, Sidney B Deboer and Susan O Cain. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lithia Motors. Which institutional investors are buying Lithia Motors stock? LAD stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Abrams Capital Management L.P., Tyvor Capital LLC, RK Capital Management LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Zweig DiMenna Associates LLC and William Blair Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Lithia Motors stock in the last two years include Chris Holzshu and John F North. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lithia Motors. How do I buy shares of Lithia Motors? Shares of LAD can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Lithia Motors' stock price today? One share of LAD stock can currently be purchased for approximately $81.77. How big of a company is Lithia Motors? Lithia Motors has a market capitalization of $1.96 billion and generates $10.09 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $245.21 million in net income (profit) each year or $8.39 on an earnings per share basis. Lithia Motors employs 12,899 workers across the globe. What is Lithia Motors' official website? The official website for Lithia Motors is http://www.lithia.com. How can I contact Lithia Motors? Lithia Motors' mailing address is 150 NORTH BARTLETT STREET, MEDFORD OR, 97501. The company can be reached via phone at 541-776-6401 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Lithia Motors (NYSE LAD)Community Ranking: 2.5 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 243 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 234 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 477MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Lithia Motors and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LAD will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LAD will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 11/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: When is a capital gain realized?