NYSE:AN - AutoNation Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $33.57 -1.11 (-3.20 %) (As of 03/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$34.68Today's Range$33.48 - $34.5452-Week Range$32.83 - $51.99Volume983,784 shsAverage Volume867,992 shsMarket Capitalization$3.02 billionP/E Ratio7.48Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.05 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, 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 Webwww.autonation.com Phone954-769-6000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.71 Current Ratio0.86 Quick Ratio0.22Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio7.48 Forward P/E Ratio8.03 P/E Growth3.13 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$21.41 billion Price / Sales0.14 Cash Flow$6.4932 per share Price / Cash Flow5.17 Book Value$30.20 per share Price / Book1.11Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.49 Net Income$396 million Net Margins1.85% Return on Equity15.89% Return on Assets3.97%Miscellaneous Employees26,000 Outstanding Shares90,059,000Market Cap$3.02 billion Next Earnings Date5/7/2019 (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 approved a stock buyback plan on Thursday, August 31st 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $250,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. How were AutoNation's earnings last quarter? AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February, 22nd. The company reported $1.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.04. The company earned $5.41 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.63 billion. AutoNation had a return on equity of 15.89% and a net margin of 1.85%. AutoNation's revenue was down 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.02 earnings per share. View AutoNation's Earnings History. When is AutoNation's next earnings date? AutoNation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for AutoNation. What price target have analysts set for AN? 9 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for AutoNation's stock. Their predictions range from $34.00 to $55.00. On average, they expect AutoNation's share price to reach $41.3825 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 23.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for AutoNation. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for AutoNation? 9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for AutoNation in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 5 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 articles about AN stock have been trending somewhat negative on Saturday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. AutoNation earned a news sentiment score of -1.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat 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 CarMax (KMX), Carvana (CVNA), KAR Auction Services (KAR), Casey's General Stores (CASY), Penske Automotive Group (PAG), Murphy USA (MUSA), Lithia Motors (LAD), Rush Enterprises (RUSHB), Rush Enterprises (RUSHA), Asbury Automotive Group (ABG), Camping World (CWH), Group 1 Automotive (GPI), Fincera (YUANF), Sonic Automotive (SAH) 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), Endologix (ELGX), BlackRock (BLK), Micron Technology (MU), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Starbucks (SBUX), Ford Motor (F), Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), 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 number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (5.91%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (5.66%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.39%), Prudential Financial Inc. (1.50%), Magnolia Group LLC (1.41%) and Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (1.00%). Company insiders that own AutoNation stock include Cheryl Miller, Christopher Cade, David B Edelson, Donna L Parlapiano, Edward S Lampert, 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 BlackRock Inc., Strs Ohio, Voloridge Investment Management LLC, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, Bank of America Corp DE, KBC Group NV, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. and FMR LLC. Company insiders that have sold AutoNation company stock in the last year include Cheryl Miller, 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Magnolia Group LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc., Norges Bank, Squarepoint Ops LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Private Management Group Inc., Two Sigma Advisers LP and Geode Capital Management LLC. 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 $33.57. How big of a company is AutoNation? AutoNation has a market capitalization of $3.02 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: 257 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 387 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 644MarketBeat'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 3/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a Derivative?