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AutoNation Stock Forecast, Price & News

+2.02 (+1.96 %)
(As of 05/14/2021 03:59 PM ET)
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Volume8,717 shs
Average Volume764,537 shs
Market Capitalization$8.47 billion
P/E Ratio23.98
Dividend YieldN/A
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About AutoNation

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, 2020, it owned and operated 315 new vehicle franchises from 230 stores located primarily in metropolitan markets in the Sunbelt region. The company also owned and operated 74 AutoNation-branded collision centers, 5 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.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations
Sub-IndustryAutomotive Retail
Phone(954) 769-6000
Year FoundedN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$21.34 billion
Cash Flow$9.51 per share
Book Value$35.44 per share


Net Income$450 million




Market Cap$8.47 billion
Next Earnings Date7/22/2021 (Estimated)


Overall MarketRank

0.91 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

217th out of 380 stocks

Automotive Dealers & Gasoline Service Stations Industry

20th out of 26 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.1Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 0.8Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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AutoNation (NYSE:AN) Frequently Asked Questions

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?

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Are investors shorting AutoNation?

AutoNation saw a decrease in short interest during the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,280,000 shares, a decrease of 23.2% from the March 31st total of 2,970,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 772,200 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.0 days. Approximately 4.3% of the company's stock are short sold.
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When is AutoNation's next earnings date?

AutoNation is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 22nd 2021.
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How were AutoNation's earnings last quarter?

AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April, 19th. The company reported $2.79 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.80 by $0.99. The firm had revenue of $5.90 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.03 billion. AutoNation had a net margin of 1.92% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 17.17%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 26.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.91 earnings per share.
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How has AutoNation's stock price 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 (WHO). Since then, AN shares have increased by 178.0% and is now trading at $105.28.
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How will AutoNation's stock buyback program work?

AutoNation declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, October 21st 2020, which allows the company to repurchase $500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 10% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for AN?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for AutoNation's stock. Their forecasts range from $55.00 to $120.00. On average, they expect AutoNation's share price to reach $82.88 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 21.3%.
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Who are AutoNation's key executives?

AutoNation's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Michael J. Jackson, CEO & Exec. Director (Age 72, Pay $6.25M)
  • Mr. James R. Bender, Pres & COO (Age 65, Pay $2.47M)
  • Mr. Joseph T. Lower, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 54, Pay $1.97M)
  • Mr. Christopher R. Cade, Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 54, Pay $870.73k)
  • Mr. C. Coleman G. Edmunds, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 56, Pay $1.56M)
  • Mr. Marc Cannon, Exec. VP & Chief Customer Experience Officer (Age 59, Pay $1.82M)
  • Robert Quartaro, VP of Investor Relations
  • Mr. David L. Koehler, Eastern Region Pres
  • Mr. Steve Kwak, Pres of Western Region & AutoNation USA

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

41 employees have rated AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson on Mike Jackson has an approval rating of 67% among AutoNation's employees.

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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 BlackRock Inc. (6.48%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.14%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (3.12%), Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (2.40%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.29%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.19%). 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 Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, Northern Trust Corp, Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC, UBS Group AG, Prudential Financial Inc., Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co. LLC, and Allianz Asset Management GmbH. 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 BlackRock Inc., Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Victory Capital Management Inc., Panagora Asset Management Inc., and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have bought AutoNation stock in the last two years include Carl C Liebert III, 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.
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What is AutoNation's stock price today?

One share of AN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $105.28.

How much money does AutoNation make?

AutoNation has a market capitalization of $8.47 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.

How many employees does AutoNation have?

AutoNation employs 21,600 workers across the globe.

What is AutoNation's official website?

The official website for AutoNation is

Where are AutoNation's headquarters?

AutoNation is headquartered at 200 SW 1ST AVE SUITE 1600, FORT LAUDERDALE FL, 33301.

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 5/14/2021 by Staff
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