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AutoNation (AN) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+0.28 (+0.16%)
(As of 03:33 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
144,313 shs
Average Volume
440,782 shs
Market Capitalization
$6.85 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

AutoNation MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.57 Rating Score
5.0% Upside
$178.88 Price Target
Short Interest
12.26% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
News Sentiment
0.84mentions of AutoNation in the last 14 days
Based on 7 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$18.83 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $18.44 to $19.42 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

1.71 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

152nd out of 200 stocks

Automotive Dealers & Gasoline Service Stations Industry

14th out of 20 stocks

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About AutoNation Stock (NYSE:AN)

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; and indirect financing for vehicles, as well as arranges finance for vehicle purchases through third-party finance sources. It owns and operates new vehicle franchises from stores located primarily in metropolitan markets in the Sunbelt region, as well as AutoNation-branded collision centers, AutoNation USA used vehicle stores, AutoNation-branded automotive auction operations, and parts distribution centers. The company was formerly known as Republic Industries, Inc. and changed its name to AutoNation, Inc. in 1999. AutoNation, Inc. was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

AN Stock Price History

AN Stock News Headlines

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Company Calendar

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Next Earnings (Estimated)
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations
Automotive Retail
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

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High Stock Price Target
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Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
7 Analysts


Net Income
$1.02 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$26.95 billion
Cash Flow
$29.67 per share
Book Value
$52.01 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$6.84 billion
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AN Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell AutoNation stock right now?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for AutoNation in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" AN shares.
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What is AutoNation's stock price target for 2024?

7 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for AutoNation's shares. Their AN share price targets range from $140.00 to $215.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $178.88 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.0% from the stock's current price.
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How have AN shares performed in 2024?

AutoNation's stock was trading at $150.18 at the beginning of the year. Since then, AN shares have increased by 13.4% and is now trading at $170.31.
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Are investors shorting AutoNation?

AutoNation saw a increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 3,230,000 shares, an increase of 10.6% from the April 15th total of 2,920,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 500,800 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 6.4 days. Approximately 12.3% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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When is AutoNation's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, July 19th 2024.
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How were AutoNation's earnings last quarter?

AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April, 26th. The company reported $4.49 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $4.45 by $0.04. The business earned $6.49 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.49 billion. AutoNation had a net margin of 3.41% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 42.44%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $6.05 EPS.

How will AutoNation's stock buyback program work?

AutoNation announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Friday, April 26th 2024, which permits the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 14.9% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

What is Mike Jackson's approval rating as AutoNation's CEO?

41 employees have rated AutoNation Chief Executive Officer Mike Jackson on Mike Jackson has an approval rating of 67% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of AutoNation own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other AutoNation investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), General Motors (GM), Micron Technology (MU), American International Group (AIG), Best Buy (BBY), Ford Motor (F), Tesla (TSLA), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Bank of America (BAC).

Who are AutoNation's major shareholders?

AutoNation's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.51%), LSV Asset Management (1.93%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (1.05%), Gabelli Funds LLC (0.81%), Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. (0.64%) and Private Management Group Inc. (0.36%). Insiders that own company stock include C Coleman Edmunds, Cascade Investment, LLC, Christopher Cade, David B Edelson, Edward S Lampert, George Lawrence Mikan III, Jacqueline A Travisano, James R Bender, Joseph T Lower, Kimberly Dees, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Marc G Cannon, Marc G Cannon, Michael J Jackson, Michael J Jackson, Michael Mark Manley, Rick L Burdick and Robert R Grusky.
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How do I buy shares of AutoNation?

Shares of AN stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSE:AN) was last updated on 5/28/2024 by Staff

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