During Friday's Lightning Round segment of Mad Money one caller quizzed Jim Cramer about Lithia Motors (LAD) : "This is a smoking good stock. I'd buy it right here," responded Cramer referring to one of the largest automotive group retailers in the United States.
Let's check out the charts of LAD.
In the updated daily bar chart of LAD, below, we can see that the shares have been in a strong uptrend the past 12 months. LAD is up four-fold in the past year. Prices are trading above the rising 50-day moving average line and above the rising 200-day line.
The On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line shows a strong rise into the middle of March followed by some weakness as traders moved from aggressive buying to aggressive selling. The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) oscillator has weakened from the middle of February and moved lower despite prices moving higher. This is a bearish divergence.