NYSE:CARS - Cars.com Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $25.75 +0.12 (+0.47 %) (As of 11/13/2018 03:08 PM ET)Previous Close$25.63Today's Range$25.73 - $26.3852-Week Range$22.17 - $32.94Volume64,463 shsAverage Volume875,910 shsMarket Capitalization$1.76 billionP/E Ratio11.36Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.22 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive CARS News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for CARS and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Data processing & preparation Sub-IndustryN/A SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNYSE:CARS Previous SymbolNASDAQ:CARS CUSIPN/A Webwww.cars.com Phone312-601-5000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.41 Current Ratio1.29 Quick Ratio1.29 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio11.36 Forward P/E Ratio12.94 P/E Growth2.58 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$626.26 million Price / Sales2.82 Cash Flow$3.1908 per share Price / Cash8.07 Book Value$23.44 per share Price / Book1.10 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.28 Net Income$224.44 million Net Margins27.69% Return on Equity7.77% Return on Assets4.94% Miscellaneous Employees1,100 Outstanding Shares68,570,000Market Cap$1.76 billion OptionableOptionable Cars.com (NYSE:CARS) Frequently Asked Questions What is Cars.com's stock symbol? Cars.com trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CARS." How were Cars.com's earnings last quarter? Cars.com Inc. (NYSE:CARS) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November, 7th. The company reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.53 by $0.01. The firm earned $169.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $168.04 million. Cars.com had a return on equity of 7.77% and a net margin of 27.69%. Cars.com's revenue was up 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.48 earnings per share. View Cars.com's Earnings History. When is Cars.com's next earnings date? Cars.com is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, March 5th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Cars.com. What guidance has Cars.com issued on next quarter's earnings? Cars.com issued an update on its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Wednesday, November, 7th. The company provided EPS guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $663.838-663.838 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $666.3 million. What price target have analysts set for CARS? 4 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Cars.com's stock. Their forecasts range from $34.00 to $42.50. On average, they expect Cars.com's share price to reach $37.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 45.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Cars.com. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Cars.com? 4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cars.com in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Cars.com. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Cars.com stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Cars.com stock: 1. Barrington Research analysts commented, "We have slightly adjusted our 2019 revenue assumption to $699 million from $704 million with a $243 million estimate for adjusted EBITDA, which is consistent with our estimate prior to the release of Q3/18 results. We have an OUTPERFORM investment rating on the shares with a price target range of $40‐45." (11/12/2018) 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Cars.com Inc. operates an online automotive platform. The Company offers new and used vehicle listings, expert and consumer reviews, research tools and other information. It also engaged in the sale of display advertising to national advertisers. Cars.com Inc. is based in Chicago, United States. " (10/9/2018) 3. Benchmark Co. analysts commented, "We don’t see Cars competing in the traffic game but rather focusing on higher quality, stickier users, with that push, along with consumer-facing improvements, yielding mid-teens plus improvement in conversion. How this translates against an eyeball moat-builder in the same space remains to be seen." (8/9/2018) Has Cars.com been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about CARS stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Cars.com earned a news sentiment score of 1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Cars.com's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Cars.com include RingCentral (RNG), Zendesk (ZEN), Proofpoint (PFPT), CarGurus (CARG), Pegasystems (PEGA), YY (YY), Bilibili (BILI), Corelogic (CLGX), Zynga (ZNGA), PagSeguro Digital (PAGS), Smartsheet (SMAR), Five9 (FIVN), Trivago (TRVG), Evertec (EVTC) and Globant (GLOB). Who are Cars.com's key executives? Cars.com's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. T. Alex Vetter, Co-Founder, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 47)Mr. James F. Rogers, Chief Legal Officer (Age 65)Mr. John Clavadetscher, Chief Revenue Officer (Age 44)Mr. William Swislow, Co-FounderMs. Becky A. Sheehan, Exec. VP, CFO & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 52) Who are Cars.com's major shareholders? Cars.com's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (11.01%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.79%), Jackson Square Partners LLC (6.34%), New South Capital Management Inc. (3.20%), Fiduciary Management Inc. WI (2.65%) and River Road Asset Management LLC (2.37%). Company insiders that own Cars.com stock include Scott E Forbes and Thomas Alex Vetter. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Cars.com. Which major investors are selling Cars.com stock? CARS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Newport Trust Co, Catalus Capital Management LLC, Pinnacle Associates Ltd., BlackRock Inc., New South Capital Management Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Russell Investments Group Ltd. and Jackson Square Partners LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cars.com. Which major investors are buying Cars.com stock? CARS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Anavon Capital LLP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Alliancebernstein L.P., Bridgeway Capital Management Inc., AMS Capital Ltda and William Blair Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Cars.com stock in the last two years include Scott E Forbes and Thomas Alex Vetter. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cars.com. How do I buy shares of Cars.com? Shares of CARS 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 Cars.com's stock price today? One share of CARS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $25.75. How big of a company is Cars.com? Cars.com has a market capitalization of $1.76 billion and generates $626.26 million in revenue each year. The company earns $224.44 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.28 on an earnings per share basis. Cars.com employs 1,100 workers across the globe. What is Cars.com's official website? The official website for Cars.com is http://www.cars.com. How can I contact Cars.com? Cars.com's mailing address is 300 S. RIVERSIDE PLAZA SUITE 1000, CHICAGO IL, 60606. The company can be reached via phone at 312-601-5000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Cars.com (NYSE CARS)Community Ranking: 2.7 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 124 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 108 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 232MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Cars.com and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CARS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CARS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 11/13/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Should you buy a closed-end mutual fund?