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Lithia Motors has the Lowest PEG Ratio in the Automotive Retail Industry (LAD, ABG, PAG)

Published on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 11:18
By Adrienne Chilton

Below are the three companies in the Automotive Retail industry with the lowest price to earnings to growth (PEG) ratios. PEG is valuable in assessing the tradeoff between the price of a stock and expected growth. Generally, the lower the PEG, the better.

Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD) is lowest with a PEG ratio of 0.51. Lithia Motors, Inc. retail sells new and used vehicles in the western United States. The Company offers domestic and imported makes of new automobiles and light trucks through dealerships in California, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada. Lithia also arranges related financing and insurance contracts, as well as provides vehicle parts, maintenance, and repair services. Thus far today, Lithia Motors has traded 22,000 shares, vs. average volume of 257,000 shares per day. The stock has outperformed the Dow (0.3% to the Dow's 0.2%) and outperformed the S&P 500 (0.3% to the S&P's 0.1%) during today's trading.

Asbury Automotive (NYSE:ABG) is next with a PEG ratio of 0.66.

Finishing up the bottom three is Penske Auto Group (NYSE:PAG), with a PEG ratio of 0.71.

By Adrienne Chilton
achilton@fnno.com