Lithia Motors, Inc. ( LAD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 07, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.29 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 22, 2019. Shareholders who purchased LAD 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.
The previous trading day's last sale of LAD was $88.86, representing a -18.53% decrease from the 52 week high of $109.07 and a 30.87% increase over the 52 week low of $67.90.
LAD is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Genuine Parts Company ( GPC ) and Copart, Inc. ( CPRT ). LAD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $10.89. Zacks Investment Research reports LAD's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 3.19%, compared to an industry average of 3.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to LAD through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have LAD as a top-10 holding:
- WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Earnings Fund ( EES ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is EES with an decrease of -3.11% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of LAD at 0.65%.
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