Lithia Motors, Inc. (LAD) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 08, 2013

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Lithia Motors, Inc. ( LAD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 08, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.13 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 24, 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 prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of LAD was $50.13, representing a -1.65% decrease from the 52 week high of $50.97 and a 133.71% increase over the 52 week low of $21.45.

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 $3.29. Zacks Investment Research reports LAD's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 21.96%, compared to an industry average of 15.4%.

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:

  • SPDR S&P Retail ETF ( XRT )
  • Guggenheim Insider ETF ( NFO )
  • PowerShares DWA SmallCap Technical Leaders Portfolio ( DWAS ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is DWAS with an increase of 23.46% over the last 100 days. XRT has the highest percent weighting of LAD at 1.17%.



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 , NFO , XRT

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