Lithia Motors. About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (LAD)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/8/13, Lithia Motors, Inc. ( LAD) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.13, payable on 5/24/13. As a percentage of LAD's recent stock price of $49.35, this dividend works out to approximately 0.26%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for LAD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.13 declared by Lithia Motors, Inc.:

LAD+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from LAD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.05% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of LAD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Lithia Motors, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, LAD's low point in its 52 week range is $21.45 per share, with $50.97 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $49.59.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, LAD makes up 1.24% of the S&P SmallCap Consumer Discretionary Portfolio ETF ( PSCD) which is trading lower by about 1.3% on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, Lithia Motors, Inc. shares are currently trading flat on the day.
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