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NYSE:AN

AutoNation - AN Stock Forecast, Price & News

$123.84
+0.59 (+0.48%)
(As of 08/11/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$123.57
$126.28
50-Day Range
$104.77
$124.14
52-Week Range
$96.56
$133.48
Volume
697,270 shs
Average Volume
839,196 shs
Market Capitalization
$6.93 billion
P/E Ratio
5.33
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$152.29

AutoNation MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.75 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
23.0% Upside
$152.29 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
15.89% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.28mentions of AutoNation in the last 14 days
Based on 4 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$78.51 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
-14.72%
From $24.25 to $20.68 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.22 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

133rd out of 219 stocks

Automotive Dealers & Gasoline Service Stations Industry

12th out of 25 stocks

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About AutoNation (NYSE:AN) Stock

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, 2021, it owned and operated 339 new vehicle franchises from 247 stores located primarily in metropolitan markets in the Sunbelt region. The company also owned and operated 57 AutoNation-branded collision centers, 9 AutoNation USA used vehicle stores, 4 AutoNation-branded automotive auction operations, and 3 parts distribution centers. AutoNation, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

AutoNation Trading Up 1.4 %

Shares of NYSE:AN traded up $1.76 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $125.01. 16,967 shares of the company's stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 776,788. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.00 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.30, a PEG ratio of 0.20 and a beta of 1.11. The business's fifty day moving average price is $116.40 and its 200-day moving average price is $113.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.52, a quick ratio of 0.44 and a current ratio of 1.13. AutoNation has a twelve month low of $96.56 and a twelve month high of $133.48.

AutoNation (NYSE:AN - Get Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The company reported $6.48 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $5.96 by $0.52. The company had revenue of $6.87 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.97 billion. AutoNation had a net margin of 5.59% and a return on equity of 62.96%. AutoNation's revenue was down 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $4.83 earnings per share. On average, research analysts predict that AutoNation will post 24.25 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Analyst Ratings Changes

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the company. Guggenheim lifted their price objective on AutoNation from $205.00 to $213.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, July 22nd. StockNews.com raised AutoNation from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a report on Saturday, July 30th. Wells Fargo & Company upped their target price on shares of AutoNation to $159.00 in a research report on Friday, July 22nd. Truist Financial upgraded shares of AutoNation from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and upped their price objective for the company from $130.00 to $140.00 in a research report on Monday, April 25th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered their price objective on shares of AutoNation from $150.00 to $135.00 in a research report on Friday, July 15th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the company has a consensus rating of "Moderate Buy" and a consensus price target of $152.29.

Insider Activity at AutoNation

In related news, major shareholder Edward S. Lampert sold 5,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $124.72, for a total value of $623,600.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 7,723,575 shares in the company, valued at $963,284,274. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. In related news, major shareholder Edward S. Lampert sold 5,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $124.72, for a total transaction of $623,600.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 7,723,575 shares in the company, valued at $963,284,274. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP C Coleman Edmunds sold 3,815 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $124.06, for a total transaction of $473,288.90. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 20,042 shares in the company, valued at $2,486,410.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 689,392 shares of company stock worth $78,513,389 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 0.64% of the company's stock.

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AN Company Calendar

Last Earnings
7/21/2022
Today
8/12/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/20/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations
Sub-Industry
Automotive Retail
CUSIP
05329W10
Employees
22,200
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$152.29
High Stock Price Forecast
$213.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$104.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+23.0%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.75
Research Coverage
8 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.37 billion
Pretax Margin
7.38%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$25.84 billion
Cash Flow
$24.33 per share
Book Value
$41.53 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
55,626,000
Market Cap
$6.93 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.11














AN Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell AutoNation stock right now?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for AutoNation in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" AN shares.
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What is AutoNation's stock price forecast for 2022?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for AutoNation's shares. Their AN share price forecasts range from $104.00 to $213.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $152.29 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 23.0% from the stock's current price.
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How have AN shares performed in 2022?

AutoNation's stock was trading at $116.85 at the start of the year. Since then, AN stock has increased by 6.0% and is now trading at $123.84.
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Are investors shorting AutoNation?

AutoNation saw a drop in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 5,750,000 shares, a drop of 17.4% from the July 15th total of 6,960,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 752,100 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 7.6 days. Approximately 15.9% of the company's 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 Thursday, October 20th 2022.
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How were AutoNation's earnings last quarter?

AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 21st. The company reported $6.48 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $5.96 by $0.52. The business earned $6.87 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.97 billion. AutoNation had a net margin of 5.59% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 62.96%. The business's revenue was down 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $4.83 earnings per share.

How will AutoNation's stock buyback program work?

AutoNation declared that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Thursday, October 21st 2021, which permits the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 10.7% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's board 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).

What is AutoNation's stock symbol?

AutoNation trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AN."

Who are AutoNation's major shareholders?

AutoNation's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.80%), Horizon Kinetics Asset Management LLC (0.65%), Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (0.46%), Los Angeles Capital Management LLC (0.46%), Private Management Group Inc. (0.45%) and Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. (0.40%). Insiders that own company stock include C Coleman Edmunds, Cascade Investment, LLC, Cheryl Miller, Christopher Cade, David B Edelson, Edward S Lampert, James R Bender, Marc G Cannon, Marc G Cannon, Michael J Jackson, Michael J Jackson, Rick L Burdick, Robert R Grusky and Steven L Gerard.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is AutoNation's stock price today?

One share of AN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $123.84.

How much money does AutoNation make?

AutoNation (NYSE:AN) has a market capitalization of $6.93 billion and generates $25.84 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.37 billion in net income (profit) each year or $23.25 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does AutoNation have?

The company employs 22,200 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 official website for the company is www.autonation.com. The company can be reached via phone at (954) 769-6000, via email at quartaror@autonation.com, or via fax at 302-636-5454.

This page (NYSE:AN) was last updated on 8/12/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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