Lithia Motors (LAD) Received “Neutral” By Guggenheim; 12 Bullish Analysts Covering SEGRO Plc (LON:SGRO)

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Investment firm Guggenheim has started coverage on Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD)‘s stock, rating it “Neutral”. This was sent to investors in an analyst note on 17 April.

Among 20 analysts covering Segro (LON:SGRO), 12 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Segro had 179 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Kempen & Co upgraded SEGRO Plc (LON:SGRO) rating on Tuesday, September 15. Kempen & Co has “Neutral” rating and GBX 430 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, April 6 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating given on Friday, October 30 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 15 by Liberum Capital. The stock has “Hold” rating by Liberum Capital on Wednesday, April 19. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 20 by Numis Securities. The stock of SEGRO Plc (LON:SGRO) earned “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital on Tuesday, December 15. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, January 19 by Jefferies. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, July 27. Liberum Capital maintained SEGRO Plc (LON:SGRO) on Tuesday, March 28 with “Hold” rating. See SEGRO Plc (LON:SGRO) latest ratings:

05/04/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 570.00 New Target: GBX 670.00 Upgrade
05/04/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 593.00 Maintain
14/03/2018 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Neutral Old Target: GBX 585.00 New Target: GBX 620.00 Reiteration
13/03/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Overweight Old Target: GBX 610.00 New Target: GBX 720.00 Maintain
22/02/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Add New Target: GBX 681.00 Maintain
22/02/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Overweight Old Target: GBX 580.00 New Target: GBX 630.00 Maintain
20/02/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 640.00 New Target: GBX 650.00 Maintain
19/02/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Underweight Old Target: GBX 600.00 New Target: GBX 600.00 Maintain
16/02/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 550.00 New Target: GBX 610.00 Maintain
16/02/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Add New Target: GBX 640.00 Maintain

Lithia Motors, Inc. operates automotive franchises, and retails new and used vehicles in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.56 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Domestic, Import, and Luxury. It has a 10.5 P/E ratio. It sells new and used cars, replacement parts, vehicle service contracts, vehicle protection products, and credit insurance products; provides vehicle maintenance, warranty, paint, and repair services; and arranges related financing.

The stock decreased 1.08% or $1.12 during the last trading session, reaching $102.33. About 108,436 shares traded. Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) has risen 14.89% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.34% the S&P500.

Since January 8, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $1.25 million activity. Shares for $630,000 were sold by Roberts Kenneth E.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.20, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 23 investors sold Lithia Motors, Inc. shares while 66 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 70 raised stakes. 24.53 million shares or 0.28% more from 24.47 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Vanguard Gru has 0.01% invested in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) for 2.23 million shares. Northern Corp owns 312,721 shares. Shelton Management holds 2,147 shares. Royal Comml Bank Of Canada owns 65,919 shares. Westwood Hldg Group invested in 225,855 shares or 0.19% of the stock. Schwab Charles Invest Management reported 173,063 shares. Moreover, Cornerstone Advisors has 0.01% invested in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Wells Fargo And Mn reported 314,498 shares. Bank & Trust Of America De invested in 0.01% or 266,041 shares. Envestnet Asset holds 21,188 shares. 4,820 were accumulated by Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado. Haverford Inc stated it has 3,689 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Aqr Capital Management Ltd stated it has 0% in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Louisiana State Employees Retirement System owns 10,300 shares. Nuveen Asset Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0% of its portfolio in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD).

Among 13 analysts covering Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Lithia Motors has $134.0 highest and $110 lowest target. $126.44’s average target is 23.56% above currents $102.33 stock price. Lithia Motors had 22 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 11 report. The stock of Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) earned “Hold” rating by Bank of America on Monday, January 8. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) on Monday, November 13 with “Buy” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) rating on Wednesday, March 14. Morgan Stanley has “Overweight” rating and $126 target. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America given on Friday, June 16. As per Tuesday, September 5, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Wednesday, February 14 the stock rating was maintained by Stephens with “Buy”. As per Thursday, February 2, the company rating was initiated by Susquehanna. As per Monday, April 11, the company rating was initiated by Jefferies. The stock of Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) earned “Outperform” rating by Wolfe Research on Wednesday, August 31.

Analysts await Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) to report earnings on April, 25 before the open. They expect $2.33 EPS, up 30.90% or $0.55 from last year’s $1.78 per share. LAD’s profit will be $58.29M for 10.98 P/E if the $2.33 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.15 actual EPS reported by Lithia Motors, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.37% EPS growth.

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