Analyst Ratings for Lithia Motors Inc (LAD)Updated: 2016-08-11
LAD was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 122, implying potential capital gains of 45.55 percent. The minimum price target given was 85, implying potential capital losses of 1.41 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 -1.14 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.4 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 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.
Analysts estimate earnings of LAD to grow at a rate of 11.26 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. LAD has a PEG ratio of 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 2016-10-19, days from today.