LITHIA MOTORS, INC. (LAD) Earnings Expectations and Surprise:
“7” Analysts are expecting that the company to declare next quarterly earnings of $2.23 per share for period Quarter Ending_Jun-17. Higher EPS estimate is noted at $2.43 while lowest EPS estimate among analysts is targeted at $2.12. ‘
Earnings Surprise: According to the earnings report released for Quarter Ending_Sep-16, The Company posted actual earnings of $2.06 per share whereas the Analysts projected earnings were $2.16 per share. The difference between actual earnings and estimated earnings was $0.10 per share. These results showed an earnings surprise of 4.74% (Thomson Reuter’s data). ‘
Recent Analyst Ratings: LITHIA MOTORS, INC. (LAD) has received mean Analyst rating of 1.91 from polled analysts at Reuters currently. It has been recommended as “Buy Opinions” from 4 and 0 suggested “Sell Thoughts” for the stock. 3 reported the company as a “Hold”. “Outperform View” rating was issued by 4 and “Underperform Signal” rating was revealed by 0. ‘
Noteworthy Stock of Wednesday: Lithia Motors, Inc.’s (LAD)
Lithia Motors, Inc.’s (LAD) stock price escalated 2.37% to finalize at $104.21 throughout previous buying and selling session. A total of 0.41 million shares exchanged at hands and its average trading volume is standing at 0.25 million shares.
The Stock has Weekly volatility of 2.98% and monthly volatility of 2.70%. Tracking most recent quarter period, Price to book (P/B) ration is at 3.03 and Price to cash per share ration is at 106.98. Beta value of the stock is marked at 1.72. A beta of less than 1 means that the security will be less volatile than the market. A beta of greater than 1 indicates that the security’s price will be more volatile than the market. The company has a Return on Assets (ROA) of 5.80%. Presently, it has a Return on Equity (ROE) of 23.30% and Return on Investment (ROI) of 8.00%.
Taking a glance at past performance, we will examine different up or down moving trends about LAD. The stock added 6.89% beyond one week and climbed 2.50% during previous one month session. The stock went up 19.89% at some stage in past quarter. Inside the closing six months period the stock’s performance raised 24.46% while overall yearly performance gained 22.75%. The Company’s year to date (YTD) performance is now positive at 7.62%.
While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators about Lithia Motors, Inc.’s (LAD) . Average true range (ATR-14) of the company is at 2.91. Developed by J. Welles Wilder, ATR is an indicator that measures volatility. A stock experiencing a high level of volatility has a higher ATR, and a low volatility stock has a lower ATR. It may be used by market technicians to enter and exit trades, and it is a useful tool to add to a trading system.
Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Lithia Motors, Inc.’s (LAD) is at 61.13. In phrases of Market analysis and buying and selling signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference standard is regarded as a bullish indicator, at the same time as the RSI transferring under the horizontal 70 reference standard is visible to be a bearish indicator. Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely moves underneath 30 notify oversold conditions.
Important factors to focus when evaluating a stock’s present and future value are the 52 week price high and low levels. Shares of Lithia Motors, Inc.’s (LAD) are trading -1.05% downward from the 52-week high mark and 52.63% above from the fifty two-week low mark.
Lithia Motors, Inc.’s (LAD) stock price distance from twenty day simple moving average surged at 3.84% while its distance from fifty day simple moving average raised 4.75% along with 19.28% above distance from two hundred simple moving averages. On technical aspect, moving averages may help to distinguish path of dispositions, and they may also be used to set degrees of support and resistance. Tracking the stock price in relation to moving averages as well as highs and lows for the year might assist with evaluating future stock performance.
The company’s quick ratio for most recent quarter is 0.20. Its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 81.59 and Current ratio for most recent quarter of 1.20. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 2.52 while Long term debt to equity ratio for same time period is 0.84.