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AutoNation Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.27 (-0.35 %)
(As of 01/21/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $77.19
50-Day Range
MA: $70.13
52-Week Range
Now: $77.19
Volume481,241 shs
Average Volume617,747 shs
Market Capitalization$6.78 billion
P/E Ratio17.58
Dividend YieldN/A
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, 2019, it owned and operated 317 new vehicle franchises from 231 stores located primarily in metropolitan markets in the Sunbelt region. It also owned and operated 81 AutoNation-branded collision centers, 5 AutoNation USA stores, 4 automotive auction operations, and 17 parts distribution centers. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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Overall MarketRank

1.04 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

205th out of 383 stocks

Automotive Dealers & Gasoline Service Stations Industry

22nd out of 27 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.1Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 0.8Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations
Sub-IndustryAutomotive Retail



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$21.34 billion
Cash Flow$6.97 per share
Book Value$35.44 per share


Net Income$450 million


Market Cap$6.78 billion
Next Earnings Date2/16/2021 (Confirmed)
-0.27 (-0.35 %)
(As of 01/21/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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AutoNation (NYSE:AN) Frequently Asked Questions

How has AutoNation's stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

AutoNation's stock was trading at $37.87 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, AN stock has increased by 103.8% and is now trading at $77.19.
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Is AutoNation a buy right now?

9 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for AutoNation in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" AutoNation stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in AN, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than AutoNation?

Wall Street analysts have given AutoNation a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but AutoNation wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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What is Larry J. Merlo's approval rating as AutoNation's CEO?

6,978 employees have rated AutoNation CEO Larry J. Merlo on Glassdoor.com. Larry J. Merlo has an approval rating of 37% among AutoNation's employees. This puts Larry J. Merlo in the bottom 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

When is AutoNation's next earnings date?

AutoNation is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 16th 2021.
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How can I listen to AutoNation's earnings call?

AutoNation will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, February 16th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were AutoNation's earnings last quarter?

AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 21st. The company reported $2.38 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.65 by $0.73. The firm earned $5.41 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.19 billion. AutoNation had a net margin of 1.92% and a return on equity of 17.17%. AutoNation's quarterly revenue was down 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.11 earnings per share.
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How will AutoNation's stock buyback program work?

AutoNation announced that its board has authorized a stock repurchase program on Wednesday, October 21st 2020, which permits the company to repurchase $500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 10% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for AN?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for AutoNation's stock. Their forecasts range from $40.00 to $79.00. On average, they expect AutoNation's stock price to reach $62.13 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 19.5%.
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Who are some of AutoNation's key competitors?

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 key executives?

AutoNation's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Michael J. Jackson, Exec. Chairman & CEO (Age 71, Pay $5.4M)
  • Mr. James R. Bender, Pres & COO (Age 64, Pay $1.86M)
  • Mr. Christopher R. Cade, Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 53, Pay $745.77k)
  • Mr. C. Coleman G Edmunds, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 55, Pay $1.31M)
  • Mr. Marc Cannon, Exec. VP & Chief Customer Experience Officer (Age 58, Pay $1.43M)
  • Mr. Joseph T. Lower, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 53)
  • Robert Quartaro, VP of Investor Relations
  • Mr. David L. Koehler, Eastern Region Pres
  • Mr. Steve Kwak, Pres of Western Region & AutoNation USA

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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP (0.11%), Pacer Advisors Inc. (0.05%), Townsend & Associates Inc (0.05%), TrimTabs Asset Management LLC (0.03%), Bowling Portfolio Management LLC (0.02%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.01%). Company insiders that own AutoNation stock include C Coleman Edmunds, Carl C Liebert III, Cheryl Miller, Christopher Cade, David B Edelson, Edward S Lampert, James R Bender, Marc G Cannon, Michael J Jackson, Rick L Burdick, Robert R Grusky and Steven L Gerard.
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Which major investors are selling AutoNation stock?

AN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Pacer Advisors Inc., Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., TrimTabs Asset Management LLC, Chickasaw Capital Management LLC, Bowling Portfolio Management LLC, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. Company insiders that have sold AutoNation company stock in the last year include C Coleman Edmunds, Christopher Cade, David B Edelson, Edward S Lampert, Marc G Cannon, Michael J Jackson, Rick L Burdick, and Robert R Grusky.
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Which major investors are buying AutoNation stock?

AN stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including G&S Capital LLC, Park Avenue Securities LLC, Pendal Group Limited, Coastal Investment Advisors Inc., Ritholtz Wealth Management, Kestra Advisory Services LLC, and Townsend & Associates Inc. Company insiders that have bought AutoNation stock in the last two years include Carl C Liebert III, David B Edelson, and Steven L Gerard.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is AutoNation's stock price today?

One share of AN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $77.19.

How big of a company is AutoNation?

AutoNation has a market capitalization of $6.78 billion and generates $21.34 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $450 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.55 on an earnings per share basis. AutoNation employs 25,000 workers across the globe.

What is AutoNation's official website?

The official website for AutoNation is www.autonation.com.

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]

This page was last updated on 1/22/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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