$2.10 EPS Expected for Lithia Motors, Inc. (LAD); 5 Analysts Bullish 3i Ord (LON:III)

February 20, 2018 - By Pete Kolinski

Among 8 analysts covering 3i Group PLC (LON:III), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. 3i Group PLC had 61 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of 3i Ord (LON:III) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Monday, November 14. Canaccord Genuity maintained 3i Ord (LON:III) on Thursday, November 10 with “Buy” rating. The stock of 3i Ord (LON:III) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, October 4. The stock of 3i Ord (LON:III) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, September 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Friday, November 13. The stock of 3i Ord (LON:III) earned “Buy” rating by Societe Generale on Tuesday, May 10. As per Tuesday, June 13, the company rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and GBX 570 target in Thursday, November 19 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, August 3 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, March 24 with “Buy”. See 3i Ord (LON:III) latest ratings:

06/02/2018 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 1030.00 New Target: GBX 1035.00 Reiteration
02/01/2018 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 1030.00 New Target: GBX 1030.00 Maintain
24/11/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 975.00 New Target: GBX 1030.00 Reiteration
17/11/2017 Broker: Societe Generale Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 1020.00 New Target: GBX 1020.00 Maintain
19/09/2017 Broker: Societe Generale Rating: Buy New Target: GBX 1020.00 Maintain
19/09/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Overweight New Target: GBX 1000.00 Maintain

Analysts expect Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) to report $2.10 EPS on February, 21.They anticipate $0.24 EPS change or 12.90% from last quarter’s $1.86 EPS. LAD’s profit would be $52.41 million giving it 13.23 P/E if the $2.10 EPS is correct. After having $2.18 EPS previously, Lithia Motors, Inc.’s analysts see -3.67% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.13% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $111.11. About 387,865 shares traded or 65.77% up from the average. Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) has risen 16.88% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.18% the S&P500.

3i Group plc is a private equity firm specializing in direct and fund of fund investments. The company has market cap of 8.67 billion GBP. Within direct investments, it prefers to make private equity investments in mature companies, growth capital, rescue/turnaround, middle markets, early venture, turnaround, infrastructure, and management leveraged buyouts and buy-ins. It has a 6.96 P/E ratio. Within fund of fund investments, it invests in private equity funds.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.47 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.14, from 1.33 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 4 investors sold 3i Ord shares while 15 reduced holdings. 9 funds opened positions while 19 raised stakes. 16.72 million shares or 2.42% more from 16.32 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Barclays Public Ltd stated it has 0% of its portfolio in 3i Ord (LON:III). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 0% or 2,624 shares in its portfolio. 18,896 were accumulated by Los Angeles Cap Mgmt And Equity. 29,420 are owned by Deutsche Bank Ag. Raymond James & Associate accumulated 42,788 shares or 0% of the stock. Creative Planning holds 12,100 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Tiaa Cref Limited Liability Corp owns 105,180 shares. State Street accumulated 464,799 shares. Sg Americas Secs Limited Liability Com stated it has 21,936 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Schwab Charles Invest Incorporated has 0% invested in 3i Ord (LON:III) for 56,000 shares. Ameritas reported 0% of its portfolio in 3i Ord (LON:III). Retail Bank Of Ny Mellon Corporation has invested 0% in 3i Ord (LON:III). Price T Rowe Associate Md, Maryland-based fund reported 18,686 shares. Private Cap Limited Liability Company invested 1.01% in 3i Ord (LON:III). 1 are owned by Glenmede Tru Na.

The stock increased 0.73% or GBX 6.6 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 906.4. About 152,075 shares traded. 3i Ord (LON:III) has 0.00% since February 20, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.18, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 18 investors sold Lithia Motors, Inc. shares while 72 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 24.47 million shares or 4.95% less from 25.74 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Eaton Vance invested in 0.01% or 30,677 shares. Acadian Asset Ltd invested 0% of its portfolio in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited owns 4,212 shares. Northern Corporation has 0.01% invested in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) for 318,248 shares. Citadel Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.01% in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Neuberger Berman Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.21% invested in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD) for 1.37M shares. Arizona State Retirement holds 0.02% or 12,490 shares. Punch & Assoc Investment Management holds 1.06% or 99,436 shares. 874 are held by Hexavest. Asset Inc owns 1,840 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Parametric Portfolio Associates Limited Liability Com has 126,213 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. State Street has invested 0.01% in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). Connecticut-based Paloma Prtn Mgmt has invested 0.03% in Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE:LAD). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department accumulated 21,034 shares. 44,300 were accumulated by State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D.

Lithia Motors, Inc. operates automotive franchises, and retails new and used vehicles in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.77 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Domestic, Import, and Luxury. It has a 11.4 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.

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