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NYSE:AN

AutoNation - AN Stock Forecast, Price & News

$133.85
+10.33 (+8.36%)
(As of 08/16/2022 12:27 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$124.29
$135.35
50-Day Range
$104.77
$124.71
52-Week Range
$96.56
$133.48
Volume
22,694 shs
Average Volume
755,558 shs
Market Capitalization
$7.49 billion
P/E Ratio
5.76
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$152.29

AutoNation MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.75 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
18.8% Upside
$152.29 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
15.89% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.36mentions of AutoNation in the last 14 days
Based on 8 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$100.89 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.

2.23 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

128th out of 218 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.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several research firms have recently weighed in on AN. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their price target on AutoNation from $150.00 to $135.00 in a report on Friday, July 15th. Seaport Res Ptn upgraded AutoNation from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, July 25th. Truist Financial upgraded AutoNation from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $130.00 to $140.00 in a report on Monday, April 25th. Guggenheim boosted their price target on AutoNation from $205.00 to $213.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, July 22nd. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company upped their target price on AutoNation to $159.00 in a report on Friday, July 22nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat.com, the stock has an average rating of "Moderate Buy" and an average price target of $152.29.

AutoNation Stock Down 1.0 %

Shares of NYSE:AN traded down $1.19 during trading on Monday, reaching $123.52. 340,713 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 833,147. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.52, a current ratio of 1.13 and a quick ratio of 0.44. AutoNation has a 1-year low of $96.56 and a 1-year high of $133.48. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $116.55 and a two-hundred day moving average of $113.44. The firm has a market cap of $6.92 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.31, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.21 and a beta of 1.11.

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

Insider Buying and Selling at AutoNation

In other news, Director Robert R. Grusky sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, July 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $120.23, for a total transaction of $120,230.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 49,584 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,961,484.32. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. In related news, major shareholder Edward S. Lampert sold 200,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $111.54, for a total transaction of $22,308,000.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 7,501,586 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $836,726,902.44. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Robert R. Grusky sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $120.23, for a total value of $120,230.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 49,584 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,961,484.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 685,577 shares of company stock worth $78,040,100 in the last quarter. 0.64% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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AN Company Calendar

Last Earnings
7/21/2022
Today
8/16/2022
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
+13.8%
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
$25.54 per share
Book Value
$36.27 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
55,626,000
Market Cap
$7.49 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.11














AN Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell AutoNation stock right now?

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

8 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for AutoNation's shares. Their AN share price forecasts range from $104.00 to $213.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $152.29 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 23.3% 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 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, AN shares have increased by 5.7% and is now trading at $123.52.
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Are investors shorting AutoNation?

AutoNation saw a decline in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 5,750,000 shares, a decline of 17.4% from the July 15th total of 6,960,000 shares. Based on an average 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 short sold.
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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 earnings results on Thursday, July, 21st. The company reported $6.48 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $5.96 by $0.52. The firm earned $6.87 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $6.97 billion. AutoNation had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 62.96% and a net margin of 5.59%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $4.83 EPS.

How will AutoNation's stock buyback program work?

AutoNation declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Thursday, October 21st 2021, 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 10.7% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company's board of directors 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 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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (2.36%), State Street Corp (2.00%), AQR Capital Management LLC (1.80%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (1.02%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.80%) and Natixis (0.80%). 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 $123.52.

How much money does AutoNation make?

AutoNation (NYSE:AN) has a market capitalization of $6.91 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 8/16/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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