NYSE:LEA - Lear Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $122.47 -1.59 (-1.28 %) (As of 12/16/2018 10:04 AM ET)Previous Close$122.47Today's Range$121.76 - $126.0252-Week Range$121.76 - $206.36Volume654,897 shsAverage Volume771,401 shsMarket Capitalization$7.86 billionP/E Ratio7.20Dividend Yield2.29%Beta1.3 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Lear Corporation designs, develops, engineers, manufactures, assembles, and supplies automotive seating, and electrical distribution systems and related components primarily to automotive original equipment manufacturers worldwide. The company operates through Seating and E-Systems segments. The Seating segment includes seat systems and related components, such as leather and fabric products, seat trim covers, recliner mechanisms, seat tracks, seat structures and mechanisms, seat foams, and headrests primarily for automobiles and light trucks, compact cars, and sport utility vehicles, as well as thermoelectric seat heating and cooling systems. The E-Systems segment offers electrical distribution systems that route electrical signals and manage electrical power within the vehicle for traditional vehicle architectures, as well as high power and hybrid electric systems. This segment's products include wire harnesses, terminals and connectors, and junction boxes; and electronic control modules, such as body control modules, smart junction boxes, gateway modules, wireless control modules, lighting control modules and audio domain controllers, and amplifiers, as well as associated software. It also offers wireless systems comprising passive entry, remote keyless entry, and dual range/dual function remote keyless entry systems. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan. Receive LEA News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for LEA and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Motor vehicle parts & accessories Sub-IndustryAuto Parts & Equipment SectorAuto/Tires/Trucks Current SymbolNYSE:LEA Previous Symbol CUSIP52186520 Webwww.lear.com Phone248-447-1500 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.44 Current Ratio1.37 Quick Ratio1.11 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio7.20 Forward P/E Ratio6.74 P/E Growth2.7 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$20.47 billion Price / Sales0.38 Cash Flow$23.7806 per share Price / Cash Flow5.15 Book Value$63.54 per share Price / Book1.93 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$17.00 Net Income$1.31 billion Net Margins6.14% Return on Equity28.11% Return on Assets10.18% Miscellaneous Employees165,000 Outstanding Shares64,170,000Market Cap$7.86 billion OptionableOptionable Lear (NYSE:LEA) Frequently Asked Questions What is Lear's stock symbol? Lear trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "LEA." How often does Lear pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Lear? Lear declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 15th. Investors of record on Friday, December 7th will be given a dividend of $0.70 per share on Wednesday, December 26th. This represents a $2.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 6th. View Lear's Dividend History. How will Lear's stock buyback program work? Lear announced that its board has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, February 15th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $954,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. How were Lear's earnings last quarter? Lear Co. (NYSE:LEA) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 25th. The auto parts company reported $4.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $4.15 by $0.06. The auto parts company earned $4.89 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.95 billion. Lear had a net margin of 6.14% and a return on equity of 28.11%. View Lear's Earnings History. When is Lear's next earnings date? Lear is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, January 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Lear. What guidance has Lear issued on next quarter's earnings? Lear issued an update on its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 25th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $21-21.2 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $21.77 billion. What price target have analysts set for LEA? 16 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Lear's shares. Their predictions range from $145.00 to $243.00. On average, they anticipate Lear's share price to reach $195.3333 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 59.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Lear. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Lear? 16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Lear in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Lear. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Lear stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Lear stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Lear’s third-quarter adjusted earnings surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate while revenues were almost in line with estimates. Compared with the year-ago quarter, earnings per share witnessed rise while revenues observed a decline. Lear’s solid financial performance, balance sheet strength and favorable outlook aided the strategy of rewarding its shareholders. Also, China — the largest automotive market in the world — is likely to provide huge growth opportunities for the company. Moreover, both the segments, namely - Seating and E-Systems segments have good growth opportunities driven by growing mix of high-content crossover, sports utility vehicles (SUVs) and luxury vehicles." (11/19/2018) 2. Longbow Research analysts commented, "LEA is currently trading at 8.7x consensus FY2 EPS estimates vs. a 5-year average of 9.4x. On an EV/EBITDA basis, LEA trades at 5.4x FY2 EV/EBITDA, compared to the company’s 5-year average of 5.2x. Our $225 price target is 10.7x our 2019 EPS estimate of $21.06." (7/26/2018) Has Lear been receiving favorable news coverage? Press coverage about LEA stock has trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Lear earned a media sentiment score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the auto parts company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. Who are some of Lear's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Lear include Continental (CTTAY), Aptiv (APTV), Magna International (MGA), ISUZU MOTORS LT/ADR (ISUZY), Icahn Enterprises (IEP), BorgWarner (BWA), VALEO/S (VLEEY), Autoliv (ALV), Allison Transmission (ALSN), Gentex (GNTX), Dorman Products (DORM), Dongfeng Motor Group (DNFGY), Veoneer (VNE), Dana (DAN) and Adient (ADNT). Who are Lear's key executives? Lear's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Raymond E. Scott Jr., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 53)Mr. Jeffrey H. Vanneste, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 58)Mr. Terrence B. Larkin, Exec. VP of Bus. Devel., Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 63)Mr. Frank C. Orsini, Exec. VP & Pres of Seating (Age 45)Mr. Matthew J. Simoncini, Advisor (Age 57) Who are Lear's major shareholders? Lear's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc (9.66%), BlackRock Inc. (7.22%), LSV Asset Management (3.78%), AQR Capital Management LLC (2.92%), FMR LLC (2.20%) and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.80%). Company insiders that own Lear stock include Conrad L Mallett Jr, Conrad L Mallett, Jr, Donald L Runkle, Frank C Orsini, Greg C Smith, Henry D G Wallace, Jay K Kunkel, Jeffrey H Vanneste, Jonathan F Foster, Matthew Simoncini, Mel Stephens, Raymond E Scott, Richard Harold Bott, Shari L Burgess, Terrence B Larkin, Thomas A Didonato and Thomas P Capo. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Lear. Which institutional investors are selling Lear stock? LEA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., AQR Capital Management LLC, BlackRock Inc. and Smith Asset Management Group LP. Company insiders that have sold Lear company stock in the last year include Conrad L Mallett, Jr, Donald L Runkle, Frank C Orsini, Jay K Kunkel, Jeffrey H Vanneste, Jonathan F Foster, Matthew Simoncini, Mel Stephens, Raymond E Scott, Richard Harold Bott, Shari L Burgess, Terrence B Larkin and Thomas A Didonato. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lear. Which institutional investors are buying Lear stock? LEA stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Ashler Capital LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Deutsche Bank AG, First Trust Advisors LP, Morgan Stanley, Neuberger Berman Group LLC and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. View Insider Buying and Selling for Lear. How do I buy shares of Lear? Shares of LEA 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 Lear's stock price today? One share of LEA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $122.47. How big of a company is Lear? Lear has a market capitalization of $7.86 billion and generates $20.47 billion in revenue each year. The auto parts company earns $1.31 billion in net income (profit) each year or $17.00 on an earnings per share basis. Lear employs 165,000 workers across the globe. What is Lear's official website? The official website for Lear is http://www.lear.com. How can I contact Lear? Lear's mailing address is 21557 TELEGRAPH ROAD, SOUTHFIELD MI, 48033. The auto parts company can be reached via phone at 248-447-1500. MarketBeat Community Rating for Lear (NYSE LEA)Community Ranking: 2.4 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 502 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 527 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,029MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Lear and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LEA will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LEA will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 12/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a Call Option?