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NYSE:GPI

Group 1 Automotive - GPI Stock Forecast, Price & News

$184.99
-0.08 (-0.04%)
(As of 08/15/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$181.53
$185.32
50-Day Range
$159.19
$186.07
52-Week Range
$145.72
$212.23
Volume
91,933 shs
Average Volume
185,351 shs
Market Capitalization
$2.92 billion
P/E Ratio
4.87
Dividend Yield
0.80%
Price Target
$176.00

Group 1 Automotive MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
1.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
4.9% Downside
$176.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
13.44% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-3.05
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.30mentions of Group 1 Automotive in the last 14 days
Based on 2 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$181,490 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
-15.37%
From $43.58 to $36.88 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

1.29 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

209th out of 219 stocks

Automotive Dealers & Gasoline Service Stations Industry

24th out of 25 stocks

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About Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI) Stock

Group 1 Automotive, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the automotive retail industry. The company sells new and used cars, light trucks, and vehicle parts, as well as service and insurance contracts; arranges related vehicle financing; and offers automotive maintenance and repair services. It operates primarily in 17 states in the United States; and 35 towns in the United Kingdom. As of July 11, 2022, the company owned and operated 204 automotive dealerships, 273 franchises, and 47 collision centers that offer 35 brands of automobiles. Group 1 Automotive, Inc. was incorporated in 1995 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

GPI has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. StockNews.com downgraded Group 1 Automotive from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Saturday, July 30th. Morgan Stanley decreased their target price on Group 1 Automotive from $160.00 to $142.00 and set an "underweight" rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 14th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their target price on Group 1 Automotive from $200.00 to $210.00 and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research report on Monday, August 1st.

Group 1 Automotive Stock Performance

GPI Stock traded down $0.08 during trading on Monday, reaching $184.99. 91,933 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 185,351. Group 1 Automotive has a twelve month low of $145.72 and a twelve month high of $212.23. The company has a market capitalization of $2.92 billion, a P/E ratio of 4.87, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.30 and a beta of 1.43. The stock has a 50 day simple moving average of $174.06 and a 200-day simple moving average of $176.35. The company has a current ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 0.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92.

Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI - Get Rating) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 27th. The company reported $12.00 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $10.56 by $1.44. The company had revenue of $4.10 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.02 billion. Group 1 Automotive had a return on equity of 37.65% and a net margin of 4.35%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 10.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $10.31 earnings per share. As a group, sell-side analysts anticipate that Group 1 Automotive will post 43.58 earnings per share for the current year.

Group 1 Automotive Increases Dividend

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, June 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 1st were issued a dividend of $0.37 per share. This represents a $1.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.80%. This is an increase from Group 1 Automotive's previous quarterly dividend of $0.36. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, May 31st. Group 1 Automotive's payout ratio is presently 3.90%.

Insider Buying and Selling at Group 1 Automotive

In other Group 1 Automotive news, VP Michael David Jones sold 1,000 shares of Group 1 Automotive stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $181.49, for a total transaction of $181,490.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 12,972 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,354,288.28. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Company insiders own 3.80% of the company's stock.

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GPI Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 6/15 Dividend
5/31/2022
Dividend Payable
6/15/2022
Last Earnings
7/27/2022
Today
8/15/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/27/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations
Sub-Industry
Automotive Retail
CUSIP
39890510
Employees
13,711
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$176.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$210.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$142.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-4.9%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
1.50
Research Coverage
2 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$552.10 million
Pretax Margin
6.36%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$13.48 billion
Cash Flow
$39.53 per share
Book Value
$100.84 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
15,188,000
Market Cap
$2.92 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.43














GPI Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Group 1 Automotive stock right now?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Group 1 Automotive in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating and 1 hold rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" GPI shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in GPI, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Group 1 Automotive's stock price forecast for 2022?

2 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for Group 1 Automotive's shares. Their GPI share price forecasts range from $142.00 to $210.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $176.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.9%.
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How have GPI shares performed in 2022?

Group 1 Automotive's stock was trading at $195.22 at the start of the year. Since then, GPI stock has decreased by 5.2% and is now trading at $184.99.
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Are investors shorting Group 1 Automotive?

Group 1 Automotive saw a increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 2,030,000 shares, an increase of 5.7% from the July 15th total of 1,920,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 181,400 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 11.2 days. Currently, 13.4% of the company's stock are short sold.
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When is Group 1 Automotive's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 27th 2022.
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How were Group 1 Automotive's earnings last quarter?

Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July, 27th. The company reported $12.00 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $10.56 by $1.44. The business earned $4.10 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.02 billion. Group 1 Automotive had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 37.65% and a net margin of 4.35%. Group 1 Automotive's revenue was up 10.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $10.31 EPS.

How often does Group 1 Automotive pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Group 1 Automotive?

Group 1 Automotive announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 18th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.37 per share on Wednesday, June 15th. This represents a $1.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.80%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 31st. This is a positive change from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.36.
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Is Group 1 Automotive a good dividend stock?

Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI) pays an annual dividend of $1.48 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.80%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 3 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 3.90%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, GPI will have a dividend payout ratio of 4.01% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for GPI.

What is Earl J. Hesterberg's approval rating as Group 1 Automotive's CEO?

119 employees have rated Group 1 Automotive Chief Executive Officer Earl J. Hesterberg on Glassdoor.com. Earl J. Hesterberg has an approval rating of 71% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Group 1 Automotive own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Group 1 Automotive investors own include Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Intel (INTC), Asbury Automotive Group (ABG), Comcast (CMCSA), Home Depot (HD), AT&T (T), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), AutoNation (AN), NVIDIA (NVDA) and Procter & Gamble (PG).

What is Group 1 Automotive's stock symbol?

Group 1 Automotive trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "GPI."

Who are Group 1 Automotive's major shareholders?

Group 1 Automotive's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Eminence Capital LP (1.88%), Northern Trust Corp (1.45%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.03%), NewEdge Wealth LLC (0.87%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.72%) and Clearbridge Investments LLC (0.61%). Insiders that own company stock include Darryl M Burman, Darryl M Burman, Daryl Kenningham, Earl J Hesterberg, Earl J Hesterberg, Frank Grese, John C Rickel, John L Adams, Lincoln Pereira, Max P Watson, Michael David Jones, Peter C Delongchamps and Peter C Delongchamps.
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How do I buy shares of Group 1 Automotive?

Shares of GPI stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Group 1 Automotive's stock price today?

One share of GPI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $184.99.

How much money does Group 1 Automotive make?

Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI) has a market capitalization of $2.92 billion and generates $13.48 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $552.10 million in net income (profit) each year or $37.95 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Group 1 Automotive have?

The company employs 13,711 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 official website for the company is www.group1auto.com. The company can be reached via phone at (713) 647-5700, via email at ir@group1auto.com, or via fax at 713-647-5858.

This page (NYSE:GPI) was last updated on 8/15/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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