Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) reached 26.11% versus a 1-year low price of $67.9. The stock was last seen 3.01% higher, reaching at $85.63 on 01/11/2019. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $82.43 and $86.33. This company shares are 23.4% off its target price of $105.67 and the current market capitalization stands at $1.87B. The recent change has given its price a 7.32% lead over SMA 50 and -33.1% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed 22.14% gains, 10.99% gains and -10.32% declines for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found LAD’s volatility during a week at 3.94% and during a month it has been found around 4%.Lithia Motors, Inc. (LAD) Top Holders
Institutional investors currently hold around $2.2 billion or 0% in LAD stock. Look at its top three institutional owners. Blackrock Inc. owns $291.85 million in Lithia Motors, Inc., which represents roughly 15.61% of the company’s market cap and approximately 13.28% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Vanguard Group Inc, which owns 2,324,285 shares of the stock are valued at $199.03 million. The third largest holder is Abrams Capital Management, L.P., which currently holds $171.26 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 9.16% of its market capitalization.Lithia Motors, Inc. 13F Filings
At the end of September reporting period, 101 institutional holders increased their position in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) by some 3,039,592 shares, 143 decreased positions by 2,540,844 and 33 held positions by 20,082,793. That puts total institutional holdings at 25,663,229 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 27 new institutional investments totaling 382,920 shares while 49 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 424,673 shares.Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) Insider Trades
Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Lithia Motors, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Senior Vice President North John F has acquired 1,175 shares of Lithia Motors, Inc. (LAD) in trading session dated Jul. 30, 2018. These shares are worth $99,769 and were traded at $84.91 each. The SEC filing shows that Holzshu Chris performed a purchase of 1,250 shares. The Executive Vice President added these shares by way of transaction on Jul. 27, 2018. The company’s shares were assimilated at $82.23 per share worth to an investment of some $102,788 on account of Holzshu Chris.
Director, Deboer Sidney B, sold 15,670 common shares of Lithia Motors, Inc. (LAD) in the open market. In a transaction dated Jun. 11, 2018, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $101.32, raking in a sum of $1,587,684. After this sale, 1,028 common shares of LAD are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $88,028.
In the transaction dated Jun. 06, 2018, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the Director; Deboer Sidney B disposed a total of 30,000 shares at an average price of $99.75, amounting to approximately $2,992,500. The insider now directly owns 16,698 shares worth $1,429,850.Lithia Motors, Inc. (LAD) Analyst Guide
Several analysts have released their opinion on Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD), with 4 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 2 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 3 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 1.78 average brokerage recommendation.