Lithia Motors, Inc. ( LAD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 13, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 29, 2015. Shareholders who purchased LAD prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. At the current stock price of $105.28, the dividend yield is .76%.
The previous trading day's last sale of LAD was $105.28, representing a -3.71% decrease from the 52 week high of $109.33 and a 66.98% increase over the 52 week low of $63.05.
LAD is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as CarMax Inc ( KMX ) and Genuine Parts Company ( GPC ). LAD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.84. Zacks Investment Research reports LAD's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 23.99%, compared to an industry average of 11.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to LAD through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have LAD as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares S&P SmallCap Consumer Discretionary Portfolio ( PSCD ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PSCD with an increase of 8.26% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of LAD at 2%.