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12/11/2012 2:00:05 PM
Lithia Motors, Inc. ( LAD ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 13, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.1 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012. Shareholders who purchased LAD stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that LAD has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $35.12, the dividend yield is 3.42%.
The previous trading day's last sale of LAD was $35.12, representing a -5.46% decrease from the 52 week high of $37.15 and a 70.32% increase over the 52 week low of $20.62.
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 $3.02. Zacks Investment Research reports LAD's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 46.31%, compared to an industry average of 21.3%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the LAD Dividend History page.