NYSE:GPI - Group 1 Automotive Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $61.77 +2.32 (+3.90 %) (As of 02/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$61.77Today's Range$59.57 - $61.8552-Week Range$48.69 - $81.16Volume124,809 shsAverage Volume160,887 shsMarket Capitalization$1.18 billionP/E Ratio6.93Dividend Yield1.75%Beta1.8 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions 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 November 28, 2018, it owned and operated 239 franchises, 183 automotive dealerships, and 47 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 Current SymbolNYSE:GPI Previous Symbol CUSIP39890510 Webwww.group1auto.com Phone713-647-5700Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.81 Current Ratio1.01 Quick Ratio0.23Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio6.93 Forward P/E Ratio6.71 P/E Growth1.6 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$11.60 billion Price / Sales0.10 Cash Flow$13.2839 per share Price / Cash Flow4.65 Book Value$57.14 per share Price / Book1.08Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$8.91 Net Income$157.77 million Net Margins1.36% Return on Equity15.31% Return on Assets3.55%Miscellaneous Employees14,108 Outstanding Shares19,174,000Market Cap$1.18 billion OptionableOptionable 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, February 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.26 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 28th. View Group 1 Automotive's Dividend History. How will Group 1 Automotive's stock buyback program work? Group 1 Automotive declared that its board has initiated a share repurchase program on Thursday, October 25th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $100,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase up to 9.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. How were Group 1 Automotive's earnings last quarter? Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February, 5th. The company reported $2.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.28 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $2.90 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.83 billion. Group 1 Automotive had a net margin of 1.36% and a return on equity of 15.31%. The business's revenue was down .7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $2.11 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, April 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Group 1 Automotive. What price target have analysts set for GPI? 5 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for Group 1 Automotive's stock. Their predictions range from $55.00 to $95.00. On average, they expect Group 1 Automotive's share price to reach $73.3333 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 18.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Group 1 Automotive. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Group 1 Automotive? 5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Group 1 Automotive in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Group 1 Automotive. Has Group 1 Automotive been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about GPI stock have trended neutral this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Group 1 Automotive earned a media sentiment score of 0.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the company a news buzz of 9.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are some of Group 1 Automotive's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Group 1 Automotive include Penske Automotive Group (PAG), AutoNation (AN), Murphy USA (MUSA), Lithia Motors (LAD), Rush Enterprises (RUSHA), Rush Enterprises (RUSHB), Asbury Automotive Group (ABG), Camping World (CWH), 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 65)Mr. John C. Rickel, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 57)Mr. Peter C. DeLongchamps, Sr. VP of Manufacturer Relations, Financial Services & Public Affairs (Age 58)Mr. Frank Grese Jr., Sr. VP of HR, Training & Operations Support (Age 67)Mr. Daryl Adam Kenningham, Pres of U.S. Operations (Age 55) Who are Group 1 Automotive's major shareholders? Group 1 Automotive's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (14.08%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.69%), LSV Asset Management (4.61%), Northern Trust Corp (4.14%), Towle & Co. (3.09%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.20%). 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 Mackenzie Financial Corp, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, BlackRock Inc., Millennium Management LLC, KBC Group NV, GSA Capital Partners LLP, First Trust Advisors LP and James Investment Research Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Group 1 Automotive company stock in the last year include Darryl M Burman, Daryl Kenningham, Frank Grese and Lincoln Pereira. View Insider Buying and Selling for Group 1 Automotive. Which major investors are buying Group 1 Automotive stock? GPI stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Towle & Co., Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC, LSV Asset Management, Gotham Asset Management LLC, Tyvor Capital LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Prudential Financial Inc. and ClariVest Asset Management LLC. 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 $61.77. How big of a company is Group 1 Automotive? Group 1 Automotive has a market capitalization of $1.18 billion and generates $11.60 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $157.77 million in net income (profit) each year or $8.91 on an earnings per share basis. Group 1 Automotive employs 14,108 workers across the globe. What is Group 1 Automotive's official website? The official website for Group 1 Automotive is http://www.group1auto.com. 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: 2.0 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 259 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 403 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 662MarketBeat'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. 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