NYSE:GPI - Group 1 Automotive Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $80.07 +0.72 (+0.91 %) (As of 08/21/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$79.99Today's Range$79.99 - $81.1652-Week Range$53.04 - $84.47Volume6,662 shsAverage Volume312,643 shsMarket Capitalization$1.56 billionP/E Ratio10.45Dividend Yield1.33%Beta1.78 Company ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Group 1 Automotive, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the automotive retail industry. It sells new and used cars, light trucks, and vehicle parts; arranges vehicle financing; sells service and insurance contracts; and provides automotive maintenance and repair services. The company has operations primarily in the metropolitan areas of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas in the United States; 28 towns in the United Kingdom; and in the metropolitan markets of Sao Paulo, Parana, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Santa Catarina, Brazil. As of February 15, 2018, it owned and operated 230 franchises, 175 dealership locations, and 48 collision centers that offer 32 brands of automobiles. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Receive GPI News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for GPI 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 SymbolNYSE:GPI CUSIP39890510 Webwww.group1auto.com Phone713-647-5700 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.16 Current Ratio1.07 Quick Ratio0.26 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio10.45 Forward P/E Ratio9.04 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$11.12 billion Price / Sales0.14 Cash Flow$11.1363 per share Price / Cash7.19 Book Value$53.90 per share Price / Book1.49 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$7.73 Net Income$213.44 million Net Margins1.97% Return on Equity15.73% Return on Assets3.61% Miscellaneous Employees14,108 Outstanding Shares19,910,000Market Cap$1.56 billion Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI) Frequently Asked Questions What is Group 1 Automotive's stock symbol? Group 1 Automotive trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "GPI." How often does Group 1 Automotive pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Group 1 Automotive? Group 1 Automotive declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 16th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.26 per share on Tuesday, September 18th. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 31st. View Group 1 Automotive's Dividend History. How will Group 1 Automotive's stock buyback program work? Group 1 Automotive declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Wednesday, May 16th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $100,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 6.7% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued. How were Group 1 Automotive's earnings last quarter? Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 26th. The company reported $2.45 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.14 by $0.31. The firm had revenue of $2.94 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.92 billion. Group 1 Automotive had a return on equity of 15.73% and a net margin of 1.97%. The company's revenue was up 10.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.87 earnings per share. View Group 1 Automotive's Earnings History. When is Group 1 Automotive's next earnings date? Group 1 Automotive is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Group 1 Automotive. What price target have analysts set for GPI? 9 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Group 1 Automotive's stock. Their forecasts range from $64.00 to $105.00. On average, they expect Group 1 Automotive's stock price to reach $83.1429 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 3.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Group 1 Automotive. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Group 1 Automotive? 9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Group 1 Automotive in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 6 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Group 1 Automotive. Who are some of Group 1 Automotive's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Group 1 Automotive include Penske Automotive Group (PAG), Casey's General Stores (CASY), AutoNation (AN), Murphy USA (MUSA), Lithia Motors (LAD), Camping World (CWH), Rush Enterprises, Inc. Class B (RUSHB), Rush Enterprises, Inc. Class A (RUSHA), Asbury Automotive Group (ABG), Fincera (YUANF), Sonic Automotive (SAH), America's Car-Mart (CRMT), TravelCenters of America (TA), Lazydays (LAZY) and Lentuo International (LASLY). Who are Group 1 Automotive's key executives? Group 1 Automotive's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Earl J. Hesterberg Jr., Chief Exec. Officer, Pres & Exec. Director (Age 64)Mr. John C. Rickel, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 56)Mr. Peter C. DeLongchamps, Sr. VP of Manufacturer Relations, Financial Services & Public Affairs (Age 57)Mr. Frank Grese Jr., Sr. VP of HR, Training & Operations Support (Age 66)Mr. Daryl Adam Kenningham, Pres of U.S. Operations (Age 54) Has Group 1 Automotive been receiving favorable news coverage? News coverage about GPI stock has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Group 1 Automotive earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern's scale. They also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.36 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. View Recent Headlines for Group 1 Automotive. Who are Group 1 Automotive's major shareholders? Group 1 Automotive's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.22%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.92%), LSV Asset Management (3.13%), OppenheimerFunds Inc. (3.14%), Abrams Capital Management L.P. (2.30%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.86%). Company insiders that own Group 1 Automotive stock include Darryl M Burman, Daryl Kenningham, Earl J Hesterberg, Frank Grese, J Terry Strange, John C Rickel, Lincoln Pereira and Peter C Delongchamps. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Group 1 Automotive. Which major investors are selling Group 1 Automotive stock? GPI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of America Corp DE, BlackRock Inc., Abrams Capital Management L.P., Millennium Management LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., California Public Employees Retirement System, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Chicago Equity Partners LLC. Company insiders that have sold Group 1 Automotive company stock in the last year include Darryl M Burman, Daryl Kenningham, Earl J Hesterberg, Frank Grese, J Terry Strange, John C Rickel and Peter C Delongchamps. View Insider Buying and Selling for Group 1 Automotive. Which major investors are buying Group 1 Automotive stock? GPI stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Tyvor Capital LLC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Foundry Partners LLC, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Towle & Co., Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC, OppenheimerFunds Inc. and Strs Ohio. View Insider Buying and Selling for Group 1 Automotive. How do I buy shares of Group 1 Automotive? Shares of GPI 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 Group 1 Automotive's stock price today? One share of GPI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $80.07. How big of a company is Group 1 Automotive? Group 1 Automotive has a market capitalization of $1.56 billion and generates $11.12 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $213.44 million in net income (profit) each year or $7.73 on an earnings per share basis. Group 1 Automotive employs 14,108 workers across the globe. How can I contact Group 1 Automotive? Group 1 Automotive's mailing address is 800 GESSNER SUITE 500, HOUSTON TX, 77024. The company can be reached via phone at 713-647-5700 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Group 1 Automotive (NYSE GPI)Community Ranking: 1.8 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 198 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 352 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 550MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Group 1 Automotive and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe GPI will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe GPI will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 8/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Do Tariffs Work?