NYSE:AN - AutoNation Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $38.93 -0.95 (-2.38 %) (As of 05/23/2019 03:08 PM ET)Previous Close$39.88Today's Range$38.9250 - $40.1152-Week Range$32.83 - $51.99Volume658,529 shsAverage Volume1.10 million shsMarket Capitalization$3.47 billionP/E Ratio8.67Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.12 ProfileAnalyst 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, 2018, it owned and operated 326 new vehicle franchises from 239 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 CIK350698 Webhttp://www.autonation.com/ Phone954-769-6000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.57 Current Ratio0.82 Quick Ratio0.18Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio8.67 Forward P/E Ratio9.14 P/E Growth3.66 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$21.41 billion Price / Sales0.16 Cash Flow$6.3096 per share Price / Cash Flow6.17 Book Value$31.23 per share Price / Book1.25Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.49 Net Income$396 million Net Margins1.87% Return on Equity15.48% Return on Assets3.92%Miscellaneous Employees26,000 Outstanding Shares89,210,000Market Cap$3.47 billion Next Earnings Date8/7/2019 (Estimated) 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 of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase program on Thursday, August 31st 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $250,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 6% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were AutoNation's earnings last quarter? AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April, 26th. The company reported $1.05 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.13. The company earned $4.98 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.21 billion. AutoNation had a net margin of 1.87% and a return on equity of 15.48%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.01 EPS. View AutoNation's Earnings History. When is AutoNation's next earnings date? AutoNation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for AutoNation. What price target have analysts set for AN? 8 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for AutoNation's shares. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $55.00. On average, they expect AutoNation's stock price to reach $41.0075 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for AutoNation. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for AutoNation? 8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for AutoNation in the last year. There are currently 3 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? Media stories about AN stock have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to InfoTrie. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. AutoNation earned a media sentiment score of 0.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the company a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact 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 CarMax (KMX), Carvana (CVNA), KAR Auction Services (KAR), Casey's General Stores (CASY), Penske Automotive Group (PAG), Murphy USA (MUSA), Lithia Motors (LAD), Asbury Automotive Group (ABG), Group 1 Automotive (GPI), Rush Enterprises (RUSHB), Rush Enterprises (RUSHA), Camping World (CWH), Sonic Automotive (SAH), Fincera (YUANF) and America's Car-Mart (CRMT). What other stocks do shareholders of AutoNation own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other AutoNation investors own include CA (CA), AeroGrow International (AERO), Endologix (ELGX), BlackRock (BLK), Ford Motor (F), Starbucks (SBUX), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Micron Technology (MU), General Electric (GE) and NVIDIA (NVDA). Who are AutoNation's key executives? AutoNation's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Michael J. Jackson, Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 70)Ms. Cheryl Scully Miller, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 46)Mr. Christopher R. Cade, Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 52)Robert Quartaro, VP of Investor RelationsMr. C. Coleman G Edmunds, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 54) Who are AutoNation's major shareholders? AutoNation's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (5.76%), Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (5.47%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.07%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (3.87%), Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec (3.58%) and OppenheimerFunds Inc. (2.49%). Company insiders that own AutoNation stock include Carl C Liebert III, Cheryl Miller, Christopher Cade, David B Edelson, Donna L Parlapiano, Edward S Lampert, James R Bender, Lance E Iserman, Michael J Jackson, Rick L Burdick and Robert R Grusky. 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 Victory Capital Management Inc., Strs Ohio, Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc., FMR LLC, BlackRock Inc., LSV Asset Management, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Gamco Investors INC. ET AL. Company insiders that have sold AutoNation company stock in the last year include Cheryl Miller, Christopher Cade, David B Edelson, James R Bender, 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Investec Asset Management LTD, Bridgewater Associates LP, Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC, Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC, Morgan Stanley and Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.. Company insiders that have bought AutoNation stock in the last two years include Carl C Liebert III and David B Edelson. 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 $38.93. How big of a company is AutoNation? AutoNation has a market capitalization of $3.47 billion and generates $21.41 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $396 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.49 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: 2.0 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 264 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 396 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 660MarketBeat'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 5/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Margin Receive Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.