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NYSE:CARS

Cars.com (CARS) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$18.32
+0.46 (+2.58%)
(As of 12:45 PM ET)
Today's Range
$17.72
$18.39
50-Day Range
$17.13
$19.68
52-Week Range
$14.82
$22.84
Volume
156,755 shs
Average Volume
302,136 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.20 billion
P/E Ratio
10.59
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$24.00

Cars.com MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.75 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
31.0% Upside
$24.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
2.48% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.10mentions of Cars.com in the last 14 days
Based on 71 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.37 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
28.21%
From $0.78 to $1.00 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

3.84 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

70th out of 204 stocks

Data Processing & Preparation Industry

14th out of 61 stocks


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About Cars.com Stock (NYSE:CARS)

Cars.com Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a digital automotive marketplace that connects local car dealers to consumers in the United States. The company offers a suite of digital solutions that creates connections between individuals researching cars or looking to purchase a car with car dealerships and automotive original equipment manufacturers. It also sells online subscription advertising products to car dealerships by its direct sales force, as well as through its affiliate sales channel. In addition, the company sells display advertising to national advertisers. Further, it offers online automotive marketplace service that connects buyers and sellers through Cars.com, Auto.com, DealerRater.com, NewCars.com, PickupTrucks.com, DealerInspire.com, and LaunchDigitalMarketing.com Websites. Its platform hosts approximately 4.9 million new and used vehicle listings and serves approximately 20,000 franchise and independent car dealers. Cars.com Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

CARS Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
2/22/2024
Today
2/27/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/02/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Data processing & preparation
Sub-Industry
N/A
Previous Symbol
NASDAQ:CARS
Employees
1,700
Year Founded
1998

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$24.00
High Stock Price Target
$26.00
Low Stock Price Target
$20.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+34.4%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.75
Research Coverage
4 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$118.44 million
Pretax Margin
2.63%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$689.18 million
Cash Flow
$3.41 per share
Book Value
$7.43 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
64,669,000
Market Cap
$1.17 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
2.05

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CARS Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Cars.com stock right now?

4 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cars.com in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" CARS shares.
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What is Cars.com's stock price target for 2024?

4 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for Cars.com's stock. Their CARS share price targets range from $20.00 to $26.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $24.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 31.0% from the stock's current price.
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How have CARS shares performed in 2024?

Cars.com's stock was trading at $18.97 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, CARS stock has decreased by 3.4% and is now trading at $18.32.
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Are investors shorting Cars.com?

Cars.com saw a increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,500,000 shares, an increase of 5.6% from the January 15th total of 1,420,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 368,600 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 4.1 days. Currently, 2.5% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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When is Cars.com's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 2nd 2024.
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How were Cars.com's earnings last quarter?

Cars.com Inc. (NYSE:CARS) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February, 22nd. The company reported $0.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.07. The business earned $179.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $178.40 million. Cars.com had a net margin of 17.19% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 25.78%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 6.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.15 EPS.

What guidance has Cars.com issued on next quarter's earnings?

Cars.com updated its first quarter 2024 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 22nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $179.0 million-$181.0 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $180.5 million.

What is Alex Vetter's approval rating as Cars.com's CEO?

232 employees have rated Cars.com Chief Executive Officer Alex Vetter on Glassdoor.com. Alex Vetter has an approval rating of 67% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Cars.com own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Cars.com investors own include Walt Disney (DIS), Pfizer (PFE), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), NVIDIA (NVDA), Costco Wholesale (COST), Intel (INTC), Micron Technology (MU), Southwest Airlines (LUV), PayPal (PYPL) and QUALCOMM (QCOM).

Who are Cars.com's major shareholders?

Cars.com's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Greenvale Capital LLP (6.99%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.72%), Boston Partners (2.60%), Ninety One UK Ltd (2.36%), Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (1.11%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.09%). Insiders that own company stock include Angelique Strong Marks, Bryan Wiener, Douglas Neal Miller, James F Rogers, Jr Donald A Mcgovern, Sonia Jain, Thomas Alex Vetter and Thomas E Hale.
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How do I buy shares of Cars.com?

Shares of CARS stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Cars.com have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Cars.com: Cars.com LLC, CreditIQ, CreditIQ LLC, Dealer Inspire, Dealer Inspire Inc., Dealer Inspire Solutions Canada Inc., DealerRater, DealerRater Canada LLC, DealerRater.com LLC, Launch Digital Marketing, and PickupTrucks.com.
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This page (NYSE:CARS) was last updated on 2/27/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff