NYSE:AN - AutoNation Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $44.47 +0.56 (+1.28 %) (As of 09/21/2018 04:26 AM ET)Previous Close$43.91Today's Range$43.90 - $44.6252-Week Range$42.87 - $62.02Volume554,800 shsAverage Volume870,192 shsMarket Capitalization$3.87 billionP/E Ratio11.67Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.28 Company ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email AutoNation, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Domestic, Import, and Premium Luxury. It offers a range of automotive products and services, including new and used vehicles; and parts and services, such as automotive repair and maintenance, and wholesale parts and collision services. The company also provides automotive finance and insurance products comprising vehicle services and other protection products, as well as arranges finance for vehicle purchases through third-party finance sources. As of December 31, 2017, it owned and operated 360 new vehicle franchises from 253 stores located primarily in metropolitan markets in the Sunbelt region. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Receive AN News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for AN and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations Sub-IndustryAutomotive Retail SectorRetail/Wholesale SymbolNYSE:AN CUSIP05329W10 Webwww.autonation.com Phone954-769-6000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.78 Current Ratio0.86 Quick Ratio0.20 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio11.67 Forward P/E Ratio9.46 P/E Growth1.36 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$21.53 billion Price / Sales0.19 Cash Flow$6.0918 per share Price / Cash7.30 Book Value$25.97 per share Price / Book1.71 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.81 Net Income$434.60 million Net Margins2.02% Return on Equity16.64% Return on Assets3.90% Miscellaneous Employees26,000 Outstanding Shares89,860,000Market Cap$3.87 billion AutoNation (NYSE:AN) Frequently Asked Questions What is AutoNation's stock symbol? AutoNation trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AN." How will AutoNation's stock buyback program work? AutoNation announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback plan on Thursday, August 31st 2017, which permits the company to buyback $250,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase up to 6% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. How were AutoNation's earnings last quarter? AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 1st. The company reported $1.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.13 by $0.01. The company earned $5.39 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.42 billion. AutoNation had a return on equity of 16.64% and a net margin of 2.02%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.86 earnings per share. View AutoNation's Earnings History. When is AutoNation's next earnings date? AutoNation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 1st 2018. View Earnings Estimates for AutoNation. What price target have analysts set for AN? 12 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for AutoNation's stock. Their forecasts range from $38.00 to $68.00. On average, they expect AutoNation's stock price to reach $52.8750 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 18.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for AutoNation. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for AutoNation? 12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for AutoNation in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 10 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for AutoNation. Who are some of AutoNation's key competitors? Some companies that are related to AutoNation include Copart (CPRT), CarMax (KMX), KAR Auction Services (KAR), Carvana (CVNA), Casey's General Stores (CASY), Penske Automotive Group (PAG), Murphy USA (MUSA), Lithia Motors (LAD), Camping World (CWH), Rush Enterprises (RUSHB), Rush Enterprises, Inc. Class A (RUSHA), Asbury Automotive Group (ABG), Group 1 Automotive (GPI), Sonic Automotive (SAH) and Fincera (YUANF). Who are AutoNation's key executives? AutoNation's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Michael J. Jackson, Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 69)Ms. Cheryl Scully Miller, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 45)Mr. Thomas M. Conophy, Exec. VP & CTO (Age 57)Mr. Marc Cannon, Exec. VP of Communications & Public Policy and Chief Marketing Officer (Age 56)Ms. Donna L. Parlapiano, Exec. VP of Franchise Operations, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corp. Real Estate (Age 53) Has AutoNation been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about AN stock have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AutoNation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for AutoNation. Who are AutoNation's major shareholders? AutoNation's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (5.77%), Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (5.58%), RBS Partners L.P. (4.02%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (3.87%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.24%) and OppenheimerFunds Inc. (1.87%). Company insiders that own AutoNation stock include Christopher Cade, David B Edelson, Donna L Parlapiano, Edward S Lampert, Jonathan P Ferrando, Lance E Iserman, Michael J Jackson, Paul Frank Matysek, Rick L Burdick, Robert R Grusky and Ross J Beaty. View Institutional Ownership Trends for AutoNation. Which major investors are selling AutoNation stock? AN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Tyvor Capital LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Swiss National Bank and RBS Partners L.P.. Company insiders that have sold AutoNation company stock in the last year include Christopher Cade, David B Edelson, Donna L Parlapiano, Edward S Lampert, Lance E Iserman, Michael J Jackson, Rick L Burdick and Robert R Grusky. View Insider Buying and Selling for AutoNation. Which major investors are buying AutoNation stock? AN stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, United Services Automobile Association, Victory Capital Management Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, Unigestion Holding SA, BlueMountain Capital Management LLC and FMR LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for AutoNation. How do I buy shares of AutoNation? Shares of AN can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is AutoNation's stock price today? One share of AN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $44.47. How big of a company is AutoNation? AutoNation has a market capitalization of $3.87 billion and generates $21.53 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $434.60 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.81 on an earnings per share basis. AutoNation employs 26,000 workers across the globe. How can I contact AutoNation? AutoNation's mailing address is 200 SW 1ST AVE SUITE 1600, FORT LAUDERDALE FL, 33301. The company can be reached via phone at 954-769-6000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for AutoNation (NYSE AN)Community Ranking: 1.9 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 221 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 359 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 580MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about AutoNation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe AN will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe AN will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. 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