Sonic Automotive Company Profile (NYSE:SAH)

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Rating(s), 1 Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.25)
Consensus Price Target: $23.00 (26.10% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetActions
4/11/2016Jefferies GroupInitiated CoverageHold$18.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
1/21/2016SidotiInitiated CoverageBuy$24.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
11/9/2015Goldman Sachs Group Inc.UpgradeSell -> Neutral$27.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
9/9/2015Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/22/2015Bank of America Corp.UpgradeNeutral -> Buy$28.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
10/9/2014Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweightView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
(Data available from 7/28/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallActions
7/26/2016        
7/26/2016Q216$0.50$0.50$2.48 billion$2.38 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/26/2016Q116$0.39$0.39$2.32 billion$2.23 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/23/2016Q415$0.58$0.61$2.46 billion$2.47 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/28/2015Q315$0.47$0.53$2.44 billion$2.49 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/20/2015Q215$0.47$0.46$2.43 billion$2.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/21/2015Q115$0.38$0.37$2.21 billion$2.24 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/24/2015Q414$0.62$0.63$2.45 billion$2.35 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/21/2014Q314$0.48$0.47$2.37 billion$2.36 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/22/2014Q214$0.53$0.51$2.37 billion$2.35 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/22/2014Q114$0.41$0.38$2.16 billion$2.14 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/19/2014Q413$0.59$0.67$2.37 billion$2.32 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/21/2013Q313$0.50$0.50$2.29 billion$2.24 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/23/2013Q2 2013$0.52$0.50$2.28 billion$2.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/23/2013Q1 2013$0.42$0.41$2.08 billion$2.08 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/20/2013Q4 2012$0.50$0.52$2.33 billion$2.19 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/23/2012$0.40$0.40ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/23/2012$0.41$0.43ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/23/2012$0.33$0.33ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/28/2012$0.38$0.43ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/25/2011$0.31$0.33ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/26/2011$0.35$0.37ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/26/2011$0.25$0.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/22/2011$0.26$0.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20163$0.36$0.41$0.38
Q2 20163$0.45$0.49$0.47
Q3 20163$0.54$0.60$0.56
Q4 20163$0.66$0.70$0.69
Q1 20171$0.42$0.42$0.42
Q2 20171$0.46$0.46$0.46
Q3 20171$0.60$0.60$0.60
Q4 20171$0.73$0.73$0.73
Q1 20181$0.47$0.47$0.47
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH)
Annual Dividend:$0.20
Dividend Yield:1.10%
Payout Ratio:11.49% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
9.26% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
8.44% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Dividend Growth:-7.20% (3 Year Average)

Dividend History for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable DateShare
7/26/2016quarterly$0.051.1%9/13/20169/15/201610/14/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/26/2016quarterly$0.051.06%6/13/20166/15/20167/15/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/23/2016quarterly$0.051.09%3/11/20163/15/20164/15/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/28/2015quarterly$0.0412/11/201512/15/20151/15/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/20/2015quarterly$0.030.42%9/11/20159/15/201510/15/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/21/2015quarterly$0.030.41%6/11/20156/15/20157/15/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/24/2015quarterly$0.030.4%3/11/20153/13/20154/15/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/21/2014quarterly$0.030.45%12/11/201412/15/20141/15/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/22/2014quarterly$0.030.4%9/11/20149/15/201410/15/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/22/2014quarterly$0.030.42%6/11/20146/13/20147/15/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/19/2014quarterly$0.030.43%3/12/20143/14/20144/15/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/21/2013quarterly$0.030.41%12/11/201312/13/20131/15/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/23/2013quarterly$0.030.45%9/11/20139/13/201310/15/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/23/2013quarterly$0.030.47%6/12/20136/14/20137/15/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/20/2013quarterly$0.030.44%3/13/20133/15/20134/15/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionActions
3/9/2016Victor H DoolanDirectorSell3,500$19.48$68,180.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/3/2015Bryan Scott SmithCEOSell124,778$25.02$3,121,945.56View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/24/2015Bryan Scott SmithInsiderSell37,500$25.05$939,375.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/2/2015David Bruton SmithVice ChairmanSell8,000$25.03$200,240.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
12/5/2014Bryan Scott SmithInsiderSell37,500$27.00$1,012,500.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/6/2014O Bruton SmithCEOBuy10,000$24.20$242,000.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/1/2014O Bruton SmithCEOBuy10,000$24.10$241,000.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
6/4/2014Jeff DykeEVPSell20,000$27.00$540,000.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/4/2014David Bruton SmithChairmanSell10,000$24.17$241,700.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/14/2013Heath ByrdCFOSell2,774$23.52$65,244.48View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/10/2013William I BelkDirectorSell2,000$23.41$46,820.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH)
DateHeadline
07/27/16 09:20 AMSonic Automotive (SAH) Q2 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
07/27/16 08:20 AMSonic Automotive sees profit jump, earnings meet expectations -
07/26/16 12:26 PMEdited Transcript of SAH earnings conference call or presentation 26-Jul-16 3:00pm GMT -
07/26/16 09:39 AMSonic Automotive Inc Profit Rises 54% In Q2
07/26/16 09:39 AMSonic Automotive meets 2Q profit forecasts
07/06/16 10:53 AMShares Trading down at $16.68 (SAH) Sonic Automotive, Inc. Schedules Release…
07/06/16 06:51 AMSonic Automotive, Inc. Schedules Release Of 2016 Second Quarter Results - [at noodls] - CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE: SAH) today announced it will release fiscal 2016 second quarter financial results on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:30 A.M. (Eastern). ...
07/04/16 07:22 AMSonic Automotive, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SAH-US : July 4, 2016 -
07/01/16 06:23 AMHere's When to Sell These 5 Toxic Stocks - [Other] - Here's a technical look at five big stocks that could be toxic to own.
06/24/16 06:21 PMCar dealers rev up in Denver area
06/22/16 07:16 AMSonic Automotive, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SAH-US : June 22, 2016 -
06/16/16 06:30 PMSonic Automotive Inc. (SAH) is Trading Higher on Unusual Volume for June 14
06/13/16 01:52 PMSonic Automotive, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:SAH) : June 13, 2016 -
06/10/16 07:12 AMSonic Automotive, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SAH-US : June 10, 2016 -
06/10/16 06:55 AMThese are the highest-paid executives of Charlotte-area public companies -
02/26/16 07:18 PMSONIC AUTOMOTIVE INC Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report -
02/25/16 10:07 AMSonic Automotive, Inc. Earnings Analysis: 2015 By the Numbers -
02/23/16 11:28 AMEdited Transcript of SAH earnings conference call or presentation 23-Feb-16 4:00pm GMT -
02/23/16 10:00 AMSonic Automotive Inc Earnings Call scheduled for 11:00 am ET today -
02/23/16 07:33 AMSONIC AUTOMOTIVE INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Regulation FD Disclosure, Fin -
02/23/16 07:02 AMSonic Automotive beats 4Q profit forecasts -
02/23/16 06:30 AMSonic Automotive, Inc. Reports Record Results - [PR Newswire] - CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fourth Quarter 2015 Results Record Q4 new retail units of 35,228, up 1.4% over the prior year quarter Record Q4 pre-owned units and gross profit of 28,220 ...
02/23/16 06:07 AMQ4 2015 Sonic Automotive Inc Earnings Release - 07:30 am ET -
02/22/16 07:36 AMWhy Sonic Automotive (SAH) Might Surprise This Earnings Season -
02/20/16 01:34 PMSonic Automotive Inc. (SAH) - * = Where indicated, some values are estimates. 1 = Potential proceeds estimated by the filer. 2 = Estimated based on the average of multiple prices reported. 3 = Multiple dates reported. Most recent date shown. Currency in USD.
02/18/16 01:30 PMCould Sonic Automotive Inc See a Reversal After Having a Gap Up Today? - Sonoran Weekly Review - Could Sonic Automotive Inc See a Reversal After Having a Gap Up Today?Sonoran Weekly ReviewThe stock of Sonic Automotive Inc (NYSE:SAH) gapped up by $0.02 today and has $20.35 target or 20.00% above today's $16.96 share price. The 6 months technical chart setup indicates low risk for the $885.67 million company. The gap was reported on ...
02/18/16 01:30 PMRicky Sandler's Eminence Capital Sold More Sonic Automotive Inc Shares - fdanewsalert.com - Ricky Sandler's Eminence Capital Sold More Sonic Automotive Inc Sharesfdanewsalert.comMario Cibelli Marathon Partners Equity Management Llc is an institutional investor bullish on Sonic Automotive Inc, owning 230000 shares as of Q3 2015 for 2.03% of its portfolio. Pacific Global Investment Management Company owns 375714 shares or 1.71 ...and more »
02/14/16 11:49 AMSonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH): The New Flavor In Market - Stocks Daily - Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH): The New Flavor In MarketStocks DailyZacks Research report highlights that Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) shares can make a high of $30 in the coming year. Zacks carried out a poll of leading brokerage firms and had set a price target of $25.666. This represents the view of 3 ...Value Stock Buzz: Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH)Enterprise LeaderSonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) Gets A Consensus Price Target Of $24.86Equities Focusall 3 news articles »
02/12/16 12:54 PMSonic Automotive Inc. (SAH) Hits New 52-week Low During February 11 Session - Equities.com - Sonic Automotive Inc. (SAH) Hits New 52-week Low During February 11 SessionEquities.comSonic Automotive Inc. (SAH) established a new 52-week low yesterday, and could be a company to watch at the open. After opening at $16.17, Sonic Automotive Inc. dropped to $15.68 for a new 52-week low. By the closing bell, the company's stock was at ...Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) To Distribute DividendEquities Focusall 2 news articles »
02/08/16 12:16 PMRecent Broker Updates On Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) - Risers & Fallers - Recent Broker Updates On Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH)Risers & FallersRecently stock market analysts have updated their consensus ratings on shares of Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH). The latest broker reports which are currently outstanding on Monday 8th February state 2 analysts have a rating of “strong buy”, 2 ...
02/04/16 11:46 AMWhat's in Sonic Automotive Inc After Reaching 52-Week Low? - WallStreet.org - What's in Sonic Automotive Inc After Reaching 52-Week Low?WallStreet.orgThe stock of Sonic Automotive Inc (NYSE:SAH) hit a new 52-week low and has $15.65 target or 5.00% below today's $16.47 share price. The 8 months bearish chart indicates high risk for the $821.38M company. The 1-year low was reported on Feb, 4 by ...
02/03/16 06:46 PMSonic Automotive Inc. (SAH) Hits New 52-week Low During February 03 Session - Equities.com - Sonic Automotive Inc. (SAH) Hits New 52-week Low During February 03 SessionEquities.comSonic Automotive Inc. (SAH) established a new 52-week low yesterday, and could be a company to watch at the open. After opening at $16.66, Sonic Automotive Inc. dropped to $15.95 for a new 52-week low. By the closing bell, the company's stock was at ...and more »
02/03/16 11:29 AMSonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) To Release Quarterly Earnings - Investor Newswire - Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) To Release Quarterly EarningsInvestor NewswireAccording to a group of experts covered in Zacks Research poll, Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) is projected to post earnings of $0.58 in its recent quarter. It plans to release quarterly numbers on or around 2016-02-23. The projections as given by ...and more »
01/29/16 06:36 PMSonic Automotive Inc. (SAH) Drops 9.25% on January 27 - Equities.com - Sonic Automotive Inc. (SAH) Drops 9.25% on January 27Equities.comSonic Automotive Inc. (SAH) was one of the Russell 2000's biggest losers for Wednesday January 27 as the stock slid 9.25% to $16.49, a loss of $-1.68 per share. Starting at an opening price of $18.07 a share, the stock traded between $16.47 and $18.14 ...
01/29/16 11:26 AMAnalyst Price Target on Sonic Automotive, Inc. - Market Briefing - Analyst Price Target on Sonic Automotive, Inc.Market BriefingSonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH): The mean short term price target for Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) has been established at $25.67 per share. The higher price target estimate is at $30 and the lower price target estimate is expected at $19 ...
01/28/16 11:15 AMSonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) Short Interest Update - Bull Report - Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) Short Interest UpdateBull ReportSonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) ensharesed a rise of 4.8% or 122,155 shares in the short positions. The number escalated from 2,549,549 on December 31,2015 to 2,671,704 on January 15,2016. The final interest is 8.8% of the floated stock. The days to ...
01/27/16 06:44 AMSonic Automotive, Inc. Schedules Release Of 2015 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results - [at noodls] - , /PRNewswire/ -- (NYSE: SAH) today announced it will release fiscal 2015 fourth quarter financial results on at (Eastern). Senior management will hold a conference call on at (Eastern). ... This is an ...
01/21/16 10:42 AMSonic Automotive Inc (SAH) is Initiated by Sidoti to Buy - Analyst Rating Reports - TheStreet.comSonic Automotive Inc (SAH) is Initiated by Sidoti to BuyAnalyst Rating ReportsSonic Automotive Inc (SAH) is Initiated by Sidoti to “Buy”. Sidoti advised their investors in a research report released on Jan 21, 2016. Several brokerage firms have adviced their investors on the company shares.Sonic Automotive Inc was Upgraded by ...Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH) Now Covered by SidotiIntercooler FinancialCould Auto Dealers' Anemic Stock Performance Be a Harbinger of U.S. Economic Weakness?TheStreet.comall 3 news articles »
01/21/16 08:40 AMCoverage initiated on Sonic Automotive by Sidoti -
01/21/16 05:17 AM6:17 am Sonic Automotive increases the dollar amount authorized for its share repurchase program, discloses repurchase of ~$16.9 mln of shares in a block purchase yesterday -
01/21/16 05:03 AMSONIC AUTOMOTIVE INC Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events -
01/20/16 05:48 PMSonic Automotive Inc. (SAH) Hits New 52-week Low During January 19 Session - Equities.com - Sonic Automotive Inc. (SAH) Hits New 52-week Low During January 19 SessionEquities.comSonic Automotive Inc. (SAH) established a new 52-week low yesterday, and could be a company to watch at the open. After opening at $18.19, Sonic Automotive Inc. dropped to $16.84 for a new 52-week low. By the closing bell, the company's stock was at ...and more »
01/15/16 03:36 PMSONIC AUTOMOTIVE INC Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers -
11/08/15 10:03 AMAutomotive Dealership Groups Look Increasingly Attractive for Investors -
11/03/15 11:40 AMSonic Automotive Tops Q3 Earnings & Revenues; Stock Up -
11/02/15 10:06 AMIs the Crowd Right About Sonic Automotive (SAH) Stock? -
10/30/15 02:17 PMSONIC AUTOMOTIVE INC Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report -
10/29/15 10:33 AMSonic Automotive, Inc. Earnings Q3, 2015 -
10/28/15 11:32 PMEdited Transcript of SAH earnings conference call or presentation 28-Oct-15 2:00pm GMT -
10/28/15 02:34 PMNew approach to selling cars pays off for Sonic Automotive -

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About Sonic Automotive

Sonic Automotive logoSonic Automotive, Inc. is an automotive retailer in the United States. The Company's operating segments include Franchised Dealerships and EchoPark. The Company's Franchised Dealerships segment consists of traditional retail automotive franchises that sell new and used vehicles, replacement parts and vehicle repair and maintenance services, and finance and insurance products. The EchoPark segment consists of standalone pre-owned specialty retail locations that provide customers an opportunity to search, buy, service and sell their pre-owned vehicles. The Company's dealerships provide services, including sales of both new and used cars, and light trucks; sales of replacement parts; performance of vehicle maintenance; manufacturer warranty repairs; paint and collision repair services, and arrangement of extended warranties, service contracts, financing, insurance and other aftermarket products for its customers. The Company's specialty retail locations operate under the EchoPark brand.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Auto Dealerships
  • Sub-Industry: Automotive Retail
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: SAH
  • CUSIP: 83545G10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $18.24
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $17.72
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $17.75
  • P/E Ratio: 9.33
  • P/E Growth: 28.80
  • Market Cap: $840.30M
  • Beta: 1.87
  • Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.16 EPS
  • Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.37 EPS
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