Analyst Ratings for Lithia Motors Inc (LAD)

Updated: 2016-08-11

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for LAD. The most optimistic price target was 122, implying a possible profit of 45.55 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 85, implying a possible loss of 1.41 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.14 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.37 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.26 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.4 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of LAD's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 11.26 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of LAD is 1.06.

In the trailing 52-weeks, LAD hit 126.56 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 68.70. Currently the stock is 22.01 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 33.77 percent. LAD has a P/E ratio of 11.96. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The LAD value stock report compares LAD to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.1 billion. LAD's next earnings release will be on 2016-10-19, which is -1033 days away.