Analyst Ratings for Lithia Motors Inc (LAD)

Updated: 2016-08-11

LAD was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 122, which equates to a potential upside of 45.55 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 85, implying a possible loss 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. That number becomes -1.37 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.26 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.4 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. LAD has a PEG ratio of 1.06.

LAD has traded between a high of 126.56 and a low of 68.70 over the past year. Today's price is 22.01 percent above the 52-week low, and 33.77 percent lower than its 52-week 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 will post this quarters earnings in -759 days, on 2016-10-19.