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Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Lithia Motors

(

LAD

) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Lithia Motors as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • LAD has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $36.0 million.
  • LAD has traded 5,953 shares today.
  • LAD is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on LAD:

Lithia Motors, Inc. operates as an automotive franchisee and retailer of new and used vehicles in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.7%. LAD has a PE ratio of 18. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Lithia Motors a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Recommends

The average volume for Lithia Motors has been 323,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Lithia has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. The stock has a beta of 1.53 and a short float of 7.4% with 6.09 days to cover. Shares are up 40.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Lithia Motors as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • LAD's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 4.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 60.7%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 25.19% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 62.52% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, LAD should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • LITHIA MOTORS INC has improved earnings per share by 25.2% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, LITHIA MOTORS INC increased its bottom line by earning $5.15 versus $4.02 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($6.93 versus $5.15).
  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly outperformed against the S&P 500 and exceeded that of the Specialty Retail industry average. The net income increased by 25.6% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $34.54 million to $43.39 million.

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