NYSE:AN - AutoNation Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $34.42 +0.68 (+2.02 %) (As of 12/18/2018 01:47 PM ET)Previous Close$33.74Today's Range$33.90 - $35.1952-Week Range$33.00 - $62.02Volume409,973 shsAverage Volume570,932 shsMarket Capitalization$3.00 billionP/E Ratio9.03Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.21 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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, 2017, it owned and operated 360 new vehicle franchises from 253 stores located primarily in metropolitan markets in the Sunbelt region. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Receive AN News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for AN and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations Sub-IndustryAutomotive Retail SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNYSE:AN Previous Symbol CUSIP05329W10 Webwww.autonation.com Phone954-769-6000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.75 Current Ratio0.86 Quick Ratio0.20 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio9.03 Forward P/E Ratio7.60 P/E Growth1.16 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$21.53 billion Price / Sales0.14 Cash Flow$6.0813 per share Price / Cash Flow5.66 Book Value$25.97 per share Price / Book1.33 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.81 Net Income$434.60 million Net Margins2.10% Return on Equity16.21% Return on Assets3.95% Miscellaneous Employees26,000 Outstanding Shares89,930,000Market Cap$3.00 billion OptionableOptionable AutoNation (NYSE:AN) Frequently Asked Questions What is AutoNation's stock symbol? AutoNation trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AN." How will AutoNation's stock buyback program work? AutoNation declared that its board has initiated a share repurchase plan on Thursday, August 31st 2017, which allows the company to buyback $250,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. How were AutoNation's earnings last quarter? AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October, 30th. The company reported $1.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $1.24. The company earned $5.35 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.58 billion. AutoNation had a net margin of 2.10% and a return on equity of 16.21%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.00 EPS. View AutoNation's Earnings History. When is AutoNation's next earnings date? AutoNation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for AutoNation. What price target have analysts set for AN? 7 brokers have issued twelve-month target prices for AutoNation's stock. Their predictions range from $34.00 to $60.00. On average, they anticipate AutoNation's share price to reach $46.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 34.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for AutoNation. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for AutoNation? 7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for AutoNation in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 4 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for AutoNation. Has AutoNation been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about AN stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. AutoNation earned a news sentiment score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the company a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is very likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. Who are some of AutoNation's key competitors? Some companies that are related to AutoNation include Copart (CPRT), CarMax (KMX), KAR Auction Services (KAR), Casey's General Stores (CASY), Carvana (CVNA), Penske Automotive Group (PAG), Murphy USA (MUSA), Lithia Motors (LAD), Camping World (CWH), Asbury Automotive Group (ABG), Rush Enterprises (RUSHB), Rush Enterprises (RUSHA), Group 1 Automotive (GPI), Fincera (YUANF) and Sonic Automotive (SAH). Who are AutoNation's key executives? AutoNation's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Michael J. Jackson, Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 69)Ms. Cheryl Scully Miller, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 45)Mr. Thomas M. Conophy, Exec. VP & CTO (Age 57)Mr. Marc Cannon, Exec. VP of Communications & Public Policy and Chief Marketing Officer (Age 56)Ms. Donna L. Parlapiano, Exec. VP of Franchise Operations, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corp. Real Estate (Age 53) Who are AutoNation's major shareholders? AutoNation's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.32%), Vanguard Group Inc (5.84%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (5.00%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.11%), Prudential Financial Inc. (1.45%) and Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (1.15%). Company insiders that own AutoNation stock include Christopher Cade, David B Edelson, Donna L Parlapiano, Edward S Lampert, Jonathan P Ferrando, Lance E Iserman, Michael J Jackson, Paul Frank Matysek, Rick L Burdick, Robert R Grusky and Ross J Beaty. View Institutional Ownership Trends for AutoNation. Which major investors are selling AutoNation stock? AN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Kiltearn Partners LLP, Prudential Financial Inc., WS Management Lllp, United Services Automobile Association, FMR LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Evercore Wealth Management LLC and AQR Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold AutoNation company stock in the last year include Christopher Cade, David B Edelson, Michael J Jackson, Rick L Burdick and Robert R Grusky. View Insider Buying and Selling for AutoNation. Which major investors are buying AutoNation stock? AN stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., Morgan Stanley, Crestline Management LP, Engineers Gate Manager LP, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, James Investment Research Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co.. View Insider Buying and Selling for AutoNation. 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 Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is AutoNation's stock price today? One share of AN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $34.29. How big of a company is AutoNation? AutoNation has a market capitalization of $3.00 billion and generates $21.53 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $434.60 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.81 on an earnings per share basis. AutoNation employs 26,000 workers across the globe. What is AutoNation's official website? The official website for AutoNation is http://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] MarketBeat Community Rating for AutoNation (NYSE AN)Community Ranking: 1.9 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 236 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 377 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 613MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about AutoNation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe AN will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe AN will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 12/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Does the Step Transaction Doctrine Affect a Backdoor Roth IRA?