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Lithia Motors Inc (LAD) Director Sells $620000.00 in Stock

14 January 2018

The Deerfield Management Company holds 1.58 million shares with $43.59M value, down from 3.83 million last quarter. Brandywine Global Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Lithia Mtrs Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.07B market cap company.

The stock increased 1.24% or $1.53 during the last trading session, reaching $124.54. About 10.21M shares traded.

Shares of Lithia Motors Inc (NYSE LAD) opened at $124.48 on Friday. It has outperformed by 34.70% the S&P500. After $2.18 actual earnings per share reported by Lithia Motors, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.67% negative EPS growth.

Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD) traded up $0.05 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $120.58. About 215,975 shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.27% the S&P500. The number of shares now owned by investors are 24.52 mln. Weber David M sold 16,500 shares worth $2.44M. About 5.70 million shares traded or 13.85% up from the average.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.3 in 2017 Q3. The analyst recommendations from a month ago are 2 Buy, 5 Strong Buy, 1 Sell, 0 Hold and 1. 49 funds opened positions while 104 raised stakes. Following the transaction, the director now owns 110,064 shares in the company, valued at $13,647,936. Shaker Invests Limited Com Oh invested in 2.54% or 21,595 shares. Brinker Capital holds 10,545 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. 266,950 are owned by Macquarie Gru Ltd. (NASDAQ:ABMD). Wells Fargo & Co Mn stated it has 0.02% in ABIOMED, Inc. Lithia Motors has a 1-year low of $80.88 and a 1-year high of $124.96. Barbara Oil Co has invested 0.56% in Watsco, Inc. Invesco Limited accumulated 6,755 shares. Institutional investors own 98.47% of the company's stock. Inv House Ltd Liability holds 4,000 shares. Hsbc Holdings Plc reported 0% of its portfolio in First Citizens BancShares, Inc. (NYSE:WSO). Great West Life Assurance Can has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Watsco, Inc. Copeland Capital Management LLC now owns 164,869 shares of the company's stock worth $19,835,000 after acquiring an additional 2,204 shares during the period.

Among 10 analysts covering Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. (NASDAQ:ABMD) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, October 30 by Raymond James. As per Friday, September 8, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. (NASDAQ:ABMD) rating on Thursday, November 2. Stifel Nicolaus has "Buy" rating and $140 target. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to "Hold" on Monday, January 8. On Monday, August 7 the stock rating was downgraded by Craig Hallum to "Hold". As per Tuesday, June 28, the company rating was upgraded by Northland Capital. (NYSE:LAD)'s Buy count is 2 and Strong Buy is 5 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Strong Sell are 0 and 2, respectively. Therefore 60% are positive. The SI to Lithia Motors Incorporated's float is 8.59%. Susquehanna initiated the stock with "Neutral" rating in Thursday, February 2 report. Deerfield Management Company sold 2.25M shares as Nxstage Medical Inc (NXTM)'s stock declined 27.12%. (NYSE:LAD) earned "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Monday, April 11. As per Monday, November 13, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with "Overweight" on Wednesday, October 4. The rating was initiated by Seaport Global with "Neutral" on Wednesday, June 14. KeyBanc Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $119.0 target. Wolfe Research initiated the shares of LAD in report on Wednesday, August 31 with "Outperform" rating.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 12 selling transactions for $18.06 million activity. Bridge City Capital LLC raised its holdings in Lithia Motors by 8.7% in the third quarter. (NYSE:LAD) was sold by Cain Susan O. Lithia Motors will benefit from the expansion of its business through acquisitions and store openings. Also, Director Sidney B. Deboer sold 3,051 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. It also increased its holding in Hca Healthcare Inc (NYSE:HCA) by 193,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.08 million shares, and has risen its stake in Westrock Co. 3,959 shares were sold by North John F, worth $413,716 on Monday, August 21.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.19, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 18 investors sold Lithia Motors, Inc. shares while 72 reduced holdings.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. (NYSE:LAD) was sold by Liang George Chun-Wai on Tuesday, August 22. Ameriprise invested 0.01% in Lithia Motors, Inc.

Lithia Motors, Inc. (LAD) closed 16.19% above its 200-day moving average and is 3.54% above another chart threshold, its 50-day moving average. Tudor Investment Et Al holds 0.01% or 842 shares in its portfolio. KeyCorp reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $130.00 target price (up from $119.00) on shares of Lithia Motors in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Harvest Strategies Lc holds 55,000 shares or 1.26% of its portfolio. Lithia Motors had a return on equity of 21.02% and a net margin of 2.14%. (NYSE:WSO). Regions Financial reported 2,657 shares. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas has invested 0% of its portfolio in Lithia Motors, Inc. Fiera Capital Corporation holds 345,528 shares or 0.2% of its portfolio. Quantitative Inv Mgmt Limited Liability owns 40,500 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. (NYSE:LAD). Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 68,381 shares or 0.27% of the stock. Cibc Asset Management, a Ontario - Canada-based fund reported 2,993 shares.