NYSE:CARS - Cars.com Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$30.93 +0.29 (+0.95 %)
(As of 07/19/2018 01:37 PM ET)
Previous Close$30.77
Today's Range$30.68 - $31.17
52-Week Range$20.94 - $32.94
Volume18,808 shs
Average Volume944,870 shs
Market Capitalization$2.25 billion
P/E Ratio13.44
Dividend YieldN/A
Cars.com logoCars.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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Data processing & preparation


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.41
Current Ratio1.36
Quick Ratio1.36


Trailing P/E Ratio13.44
Forward P/E Ratio13.87
P/E Growth2.81

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$626.26 million
Price / Sales3.55
Cash Flow$3.1369 per share
Price / Cash9.86
Book Value$23.44 per share
Price / Book1.32


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.28
Net Income$224.44 million
Net Margins31.35%
Return on Equity9.11%
Return on Assets5.63%


Outstanding Shares71,890,000
Market Cap$2,254.34

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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) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 9th. The company reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.62 by $0.25. The business earned $159.96 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $154.96 million. Cars.com had a return on equity of 9.11% and a net margin of 31.35%. 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 Wednesday, August, 8th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Cars.com.

What price target have analysts set for CARS?

5 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Cars.com's shares. Their forecasts range from $25.00 to $42.50. On average, they anticipate Cars.com's share price to reach $34.3750 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 11.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Cars.com.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Cars.com?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cars.com in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Cars.com stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Cars.com stock:
  • 1. 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. " (7/10/2018)
  • 2. Benchmark Co. analysts commented, "We expect results to improve over the balance of the year thanks to an uptick in converted affiliate pricing, but we suspect most of the growth will come in 2H18, and 4Q18 in particular." (5/7/2018)

Who are some of Cars.com's key competitors?

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-Founder
  • Ms. Becky A. Sheehan, Exec. VP, CFO & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 52)

Has Cars.com been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about CARS stock has trended somewhat negative on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cars.com earned a daily sentiment score of -0.02 on Accern's scale. They also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 44.75 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are Cars.com's major shareholders?

Cars.com's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Tokio Marine Asset Management Co. Ltd. (0.03%). 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 Tokio Marine Asset Management Co. Ltd.. 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 $30.95.

How big of a company is Cars.com?

Cars.com has a market capitalization of $2.25 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.

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:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  99 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  79 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  178
MarketBeat'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 7/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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