Analyst Ratings for Lithia Motors Inc (LAD)

Updated: 2016-08-11

A number of analysts gave price targets for LAD. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 122, which equates to a potential upside of 45.55 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 3 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of LAD to grow at a rate of 11.26 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies 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 33.77 percent below the high. 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.