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AutoNation (AN) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$170.57
-0.39 (-0.23%)
(As of 05/20/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$170.17
$171.91
50-Day Range
$149.61
$170.96
52-Week Range
$123.81
$182.08
Volume
296,731 shs
Average Volume
474,507 shs
Market Capitalization
$6.87 billion
P/E Ratio
8.09
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$178.88

AutoNation MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.57 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
4.9% Upside
$178.88 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
12.26% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.50mentions of AutoNation in the last 14 days
Based on 8 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$18.83 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
5.31%
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.

1.79 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

146th out of 195 stocks

Automotive Dealers & Gasoline Service Stations Industry

13th out of 17 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

Last Earnings
4/26/2024
Today
5/20/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
7/19/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations
Sub-Industry
Automotive Retail
CUSIP
05329W10
Employees
25,300
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$178.88
High Stock Price Target
$215.00
Low Stock Price Target
$140.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+4.9%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.57
Research Coverage
7 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.02 billion
Pretax Margin
4.52%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$26.95 billion
Cash Flow
$29.61 per share
Book Value
$52.01 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
39,969,000
Market Cap
$6.87 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.22
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AN Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell AutoNation stock right now?

7 Wall Street equities research 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 equities research 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 1 year price targets for AutoNation's stock. Their AN share price targets range from $140.00 to $215.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $178.88 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 4.9% 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 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, AN shares have increased by 13.6% and is now trading at $170.57.
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Are investors shorting AutoNation?

AutoNation saw a increase in short interest in 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 short-interest ratio is currently 6.4 days. Approximately 12.3% of the shares of the stock 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) posted its earnings results on Friday, April, 26th. The company reported $4.49 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $4.45 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $6.49 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.49 billion. AutoNation had a net margin of 3.41% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 42.44%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $6.05 EPS.

How will AutoNation's stock buyback program work?

AutoNation declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback plan on Friday, April 26th 2024, which allows the company to repurchase $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 14.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

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

41 employees have rated AutoNation Chief Executive Officer Mike Jackson on Glassdoor.com. 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 investors 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 5/21/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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