Lithia Motors, Inc. (LAD) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 07, 2013

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Lithia Motors, Inc. ( LAD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 07, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.13 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 23, 2013. Shareholders who purchased LAD stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 30% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $67.26, the dividend yield is .77%.

The previous trading day's last sale of LAD was $67.26, representing a -0.36% decrease from the 52 week high of $67.50 and a 141.99% increase over the 52 week low of $27.80.

LAD is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Genuine Parts Company ( GPC ) and CarMax Inc ( KMX ). LAD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.49. Zacks Investment Research reports LAD's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 29.53%, compared to an industry average of 15.7%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the LAD Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to LAD through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have LAD as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares Dynamic Retail ( PMR )
  • PowerShares DWA SmallCap Technical Leaders Portfolio ( DWAS ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PMR with an increase of 22.34% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of LAD at 2.91%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: DWAS , GPC , KMX , LAD , PMR

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