Research Ratings: Lithia Motors, Inc. (LAD), Ingevity Corporation (NGVT)

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The stock rose 0.21% or $0.23 reaching $108.47. About 45,046 shares traded.

Lithia Motors, Inc is an operator of automotive franchises and a retailer of new and used vehicles and related services. It has outperformed by 50.31% the S&P500.

Park West Asset Management Llc increased Lithia Mtrs Inc (LAD) stake by 27.04% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. The stock was sold at an average price of $121.77, for a total value of $8,001,628.47. The Chase Investment Counsel Corp holds 63,830 shares with $5.99 million value, down from 67,087 last quarter. The stock declined 2.28% or $2.75 reaching $118.05 on the news.

About 41,054 shares traded. DEBOER SIDNEY B sold $490,000 worth of Lithia Motors Inc (NYSE:LAD) on Thursday, June 15. It has outperformed by 0.18% the S&P500.The move comes after 5 months negative chart setup for the $2.97B company.

Among 18 analysts covering The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY), 4 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. The rating was initiated by Seaport Global with "Neutral" on Wednesday, June 14. On Friday, June 16 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to "Underperform". Jefferies maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, June 28 report. Susquehanna initiated Lithia Motors Inc (NYSE:LAD) on Thursday, February 2 with "Neutral" rating. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Lithia Motors from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. On Wednesday, August 31 the stock rating was initiated by Wolfe Research with "Outperform". Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, October 25 report. The stock of Lithia Motors Inc (NYSE:LAD) earned "Overweight" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 4. $117,689 worth of Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) was sold by Wege D Michael on Monday, May 15.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q2 2017. The dividend payment was $0.270 per share for the quarter which is $1.08 annualized. It worsened, as 32 investors sold LAD shares while 56 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 194 raised stakes.

Analysts await Lithia Motors Inc (NYSE:LAD) to report earnings on October, 19.

Lithia Motors, Inc. announced a dividend for shareholders paid on Friday the 25th of August 2017. Beese Fulmer Inc holds 36,244 shares. Moreover, Suntrust Banks has 0.02% invested in Lithia Motors Inc (NYSE:LAD) for 37,683 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 54,737 shares. The latest exchange of 0.17 Million shares is below its average trading activity of 223.81 Million shares. The Colorado-based Shine Inv Advisory has invested 0% in Lithia Motors Inc (NYSE:LAD). It also upped I Shares (ACWX) stake by 7,543 shares and now owns 90,593 shares. Tompkins Fincl holds 0% in Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) or 150 shares. Croft invested in 47,994 shares or 1.01% of the stock. Amalgamated Fincl Bank holds 3,228 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Ameriprise invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY). Hexavest reported 874 shares. (NYSE:B). Macquarie Grp Incorporated Limited holds 0.18% or 1.67M shares in its portfolio.

Since May 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $3.00 million activity. The insider DEBOER BRYAN B sold 4,687 shares worth $445,265.

09/09/2015 - Evercore ISI began new coverage on Lithia Motors, Inc. giving the company a "hold" rating. Envestnet Asset Mgmt reported 0.16% stake. It also upped Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW) stake by 2,625 shares and now owns 15,150 shares. Its up 0.09, from 0.92 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 49 investors sold CMI shares while 269 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. Wasatch reported 604,610 shares. Eaton Vance Mgmt reported 0.01% stake. Jpmorgan Chase, New York-based fund reported 334,858 shares. Manufacturers Life The, a Ontario - Canada-based fund reported 149,697 shares. Strs Ohio stated it has 0.01% in Cummins Inc. Tiaa Cref Investment Limited Com has invested 0% in Lithia Motors Inc (NYSE:LAD). (NYSE:CMI). 183,309 were accumulated by Robeco Institutional Asset Mgmt Bv. Voya Invest Mngmt Limited Liability Company has 10,809 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Foundry Ptnrs Ltd Liability invested in 0.63% or 263,131 shares. Deutsche Bank & Trust Ag stated it has 45,723 shares. Lsv Asset Management holds 0% of its portfolio in Visa Inc (NYSE:V) for 15,800 shares. Riverhead Capital Mngmt Llc invested 0.01% in Barnes Group Inc. Cornerstone has invested 0.01% in Lithia Motors Inc (NYSE:LAD). Cain Susan O had sold 2,317 shares worth $214,291 on Monday, May 8. $1.07M worth of Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) was sold by CHAPMAN STEVEN M. $206,911 worth of Cummins Inc. O'Day Terence L had sold 2,806 shares worth $323,027 on Thursday, June 15. $2.30 million worth of Cummins Inc. The corporation has a market cap of US$2.98 Billion. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Therefore 28% are positive. Cummins had 71 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Barnes Group Inc. KeyBanc Capital Markets has "Overweight" rating and $130 target. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, September 1 with "Hold".

02/27/2015 - Lithia Motors, Inc. had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Craig-Hallum. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, October 11 by Goldman Sachs. Deutsche Bank maintained it with "Buy" rating and $70 target in Friday, September 8 report. The stock is a Buy among 6 brokerage firms polled by Factset Research. Deutsche Bank has "Hold" rating and $87 target. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 19 by Wedbush. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with "Underweight" rating in Wednesday, October 28 report.

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