James Hardie Industries plc (JHX) Forms $16.77 Double Top; Lithia Motors, Inc. (LAD) Had 8 Bulls

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Among 13 analysts covering Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Lithia Motors had 22 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 8 by Jefferies. Jefferies initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, April 11 report. The stock of Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, August 31 by Wolfe Research. The firm has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Wednesday, November 16. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of LAD in report on Monday, November 13 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stephens on Wednesday, February 14. The company was initiated on Wednesday, June 14 by Seaport Global. Buckingham Research maintained Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) rating on Thursday, February 15. Buckingham Research has “Buy” rating and $131 target. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, March 14 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Susquehanna given on Thursday, February 2. See Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) latest ratings:

16/04/2018 Broker: Guggenheim Rating: Hold Initiate
14/03/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $116 New Target: $126 Maintain
14/02/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Buy New Target: $134.0 Maintain
15/02/2018 Broker: Buckingham Research Rating: Buy Old Target: $137 New Target: $131 Maintain
08/01/2018 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Hold New Target: $128.0 Upgrade

James Hardie Industries plc (JHX) formed double top with $18.11 target or 8.00% above today’s $16.77 share price. James Hardie Industries plc (JHX) has $7.39B valuation. The stock decreased 1.64% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $16.77. About 11,329 shares traded or 29.96% up from the average. James Hardie Industries plc (NYSE:JHX) has risen 11.57% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.00% the S&P500. Some Historical JHX News: ; 03/04/2018 – JHX:JAMES HARDIE COMPLETES PURCHASE OF FERMACELL; 22/03/2018 JAMES HARDIE INDUSTRIES PLC JHX.AX – JAMES HARDIE EXPECTS TO COMPLETE ACQUISITION OF FERMACELL IN EARLY APRIL; 21/05/2018 – JAMES HARDIE INDUSTRIES PLC JHX.AX – FY NET SALES FROM ORDINARY ACTIVITIES $ 2,054.5 MLN VS $1,921.6 MLN; 21/05/2018 – JAMES HARDIE FY NET INCOME $146.1M; 21/05/2018 – Australia’s James Hardie FY profit slumps on asbestos claim settlements; 21/05/2018 – JAMES HARDIE INDUSTRIES PLC JHX.AX – FY2018 SECOND HALF ORDINARY DIVIDEND OF US30.0 CENTS PER SECURITY; 21/05/2018 – JAMES HARDIE FINAL DIV/SHR 30.0C; 21/05/2018 – JAMES HARDIE FY NET SALES $2.05B; 03/04/2018 – James Hardie Completes Acquisition Of Fermacell; 03/04/2018 – JAMES HARDIE INDUSTRIES PLC JHX.AX – CO COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF FERMACELL

Since January 8, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $8.84 million activity. The insider DEBOER SIDNEY B sold $2.99 million. 5,000 shares were sold by Roberts Kenneth E, worth $620,000.

Lithia Motors, Inc. operates automotive franchises, and retails new and used vehicles in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.51 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Domestic, Import, and Luxury. It has a 10.27 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.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.4 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.19, from 1.21 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 17 investors sold Lithia Motors, Inc. shares while 66 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes. 23.71 million shares or 3.35% less from 24.53 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Principal reported 187,889 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt Inc has invested 0.03% in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Fifth Third Comml Bank stated it has 5,368 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Shelton Management reported 0.01% stake. Hotchkis And Wiley Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 0% or 7,021 shares in its portfolio. Farmers Merchants Investments holds 61 shares or 0% of its portfolio. The Georgia-based Advisory Serv Ntwk Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Pnc Fincl Serv Group reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). State Street Corp has 660,692 shares. Washington Trust Bankshares stated it has 0% in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Tyvor Cap owns 71,618 shares. Suntrust Banks invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Park West Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability reported 957,565 shares stake. Silvercrest Asset Management Gp Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.25% or 257,865 shares. Pitcairn reported 0.03% in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD).

The stock decreased 0.80% or $0.81 during the last trading session, reaching $100.8. About 274,069 shares traded. Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) has risen 7.98% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.59% the S&P500. Some Historical LAD News: ; 22/04/2018 – DJ Lithia Motors Inc Class A, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (LAD); 25/04/2018 – LITHIA MOTORS 1Q ADJ EPS $2.07, EST. $2.29; 16/04/2018 – Lithia Motors May Benefit, Industry Posts 13th Straight Gain; 25/04/2018 – Lithia Motors 1Q EPS $2.07; 25/04/2018 – LITHIA MOTORS INC LAD.N – QTRLY USED VEHICLE RETAIL SAME STORE SALES INCREASED 5%; 25/04/2018 – LITHIA MOTORS INC LAD.N SEES FY 2018 SHR $10.60; 25/04/2018 – LITHIA BOOSTS QTR DIVIDEND TO 29C/SHR, EST. 30C; 25/04/2018 – Lithia Motors Backs 2018 EPS $10.60; 25/04/2018 – LITHIA MOTORS INC LAD.N SEES FY 2018 REVENUE $12 BLN TO $12.5 BLN; 25/04/2018 – Lithia Motors 1Q Net $52.1M

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