NYSE:KAR - KAR Auction Services Stock Price, News & Analysis

$24.59
-0.88 (-3.46 %)
(As of 08/23/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$24.52
Now: $24.59
$25.4850
50-Day Range
$23.33
MA: $25.46
$26.95
52-Week Range
$16.41
Now: $24.59
$27.15
Volume1.59 million shs
Average Volume2.90 million shs
Market Capitalization$3.28 billion
P/E Ratio8.31
Dividend Yield5.48%
Beta1.08
KAR Auction Services, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides used car auction and salvage auction services in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. The company operates through three segments: ADESA Auctions, IAA, and AFC. The ADESA Auctions segment offers whole car auctions and related services to the vehicle remarketing industry through online auctions and auction facilities. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations
Sub-IndustryDiversified Support Services
SectorRetail/Wholesale
CUSIP48238T10
Phone800-923-3725

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.77 billion
Cash Flow$4.8693 per share
Book Value$13.13 per share

Profitability

Net Income$328 million

Miscellaneous

Employees18,400
Market Cap$3.28 billion
Next Earnings Date11/5/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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KAR Auction Services (NYSE:KAR) Frequently Asked Questions

What is KAR Auction Services' stock symbol?

KAR Auction Services trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "KAR."

How often does KAR Auction Services pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for KAR Auction Services?

KAR Auction Services announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 6th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 20th will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share on Thursday, October 3rd. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.09%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 19th. View KAR Auction Services' Dividend History.

How were KAR Auction Services' earnings last quarter?

KAR Auction Services Inc (NYSE:KAR) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August, 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.10. The specialty retailer earned $719 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $692 million. KAR Auction Services had a return on equity of 19.93% and a net margin of 7.67%. The firm's revenue was up 15.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.82 earnings per share. View KAR Auction Services' Earnings History.

When is KAR Auction Services' next earnings date?

KAR Auction Services is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November 5th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for KAR Auction Services.

What guidance has KAR Auction Services issued on next quarter's earnings?

KAR Auction Services updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Tuesday, August, 6th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.24-1.34 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.29.

What price target have analysts set for KAR?

5 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for KAR Auction Services' stock. Their predictions range from $20.00 to $56.00. On average, they expect KAR Auction Services' share price to reach $34.70 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 41.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for KAR Auction Services.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for KAR Auction Services?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for KAR Auction Services in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 1 hold rating and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for KAR Auction Services.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about KAR Auction Services stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about KAR Auction Services stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "KAR Auction Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a used vehicle and salvage auto auction company in North America. The company operates in three segments: ADESA, IAAI, and AFC. The ADESA segment provides whole car auctions and related services to commercial fleet operators, financial institutions, rental car companies, used vehicle dealers, vehicle manufacturers and their captive finance companies, and franchised and independent used vehicle dealers. This segment also provides value-added ancillary services, such as inspections, storage, transportation, reconditioning and titling, and other administrative services. The IAAI segment offers salvage vehicle auctions and related services. The AFC segment offers short-term and inventory-secured financing, known as floorplan financing, to independent used vehicle dealers. KAR Auction Services, Inc. is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana. " (7/3/2019)
  • 2. Barrington Research analysts commented, "We believe AFC represents a competitive advantage for KAR as it relates to the company’s independent dealer base who, through AFC, are focused on the franchise dealer market." (6/28/2019)

Has KAR Auction Services been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about KAR stock has been trending positive on Saturday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. 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 public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. KAR Auction Services earned a daily sentiment score of 2.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the specialty retailer a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. View News Stories for KAR Auction Services.

Are investors shorting KAR Auction Services?

KAR Auction Services saw a decline in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 8,457,900 shares, a decline of 17.4% from the June 30th total of 10,242,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,340,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.6 days. Approximately 6.4% of the company's shares are sold short. View KAR Auction Services' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of KAR Auction Services' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of KAR Auction Services own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other KAR Auction Services investors own include Home Depot (HD), Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Verizon Communications (VZ), NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Honeywell International (HON), Raytheon (RTN) and CVS Health (CVS).

Who are KAR Auction Services' key executives?

KAR Auction Services' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. James P. Hallett, Chairman & CEO (Age 66)
  • Mr. Eric M. Loughmiller, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 59)
  • Ms. Rebecca C. Polak, Chief Legal Officer & Sec. and Pres of TradeRev (Age 48)
  • Mr. Donald S. Gottwald, Chief Strategy Officer and Pres of Digital, Data & Mobility Solutions (Age 52)
  • Mr. John W. Kett, CEO & Pres of Insurance Auto Auctions (Age 55)

Who are KAR Auction Services' major shareholders?

KAR Auction Services' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.72%), BlackRock Inc. (7.93%), BlackRock Inc. (7.93%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (4.24%), Maverick Capital Ltd. (3.80%) and Mawer Investment Management Ltd. (2.98%). Company insiders that own KAR Auction Services stock include Benjamin Skuy, Donald S Gottwald, James E Money II, James P Hallett, Lisa A Price and Rebecca C Polak. View Institutional Ownership Trends for KAR Auction Services.

Which major investors are selling KAR Auction Services stock?

KAR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Starboard Value LP, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., Point72 Asset Management L.P., Schroder Investment Management Group, Sarasin & Partners LLP, Marshall Wace LLP, Marshall Wace North America L.P. and Vanguard Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold KAR Auction Services company stock in the last year include Benjamin Skuy and Donald S Gottwald. View Insider Buying and Selling for KAR Auction Services.

Which major investors are buying KAR Auction Services stock?

KAR stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Maverick Capital Ltd., Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, Scopia Capital Management LP, New Mountain Vantage Advisers L.L.C., Janus Henderson Group PLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Invesco Ltd. and First Manhattan Co.. View Insider Buying and Selling for KAR Auction Services.

How do I buy shares of KAR Auction Services?

Shares of KAR 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 KAR Auction Services' stock price today?

One share of KAR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $24.59.

How big of a company is KAR Auction Services?

KAR Auction Services has a market capitalization of $3.28 billion and generates $3.77 billion in revenue each year. The specialty retailer earns $328 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.96 on an earnings per share basis. KAR Auction Services employs 18,400 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About KAR Auction Services.

What is KAR Auction Services' official website?

The official website for KAR Auction Services is http://www.karauctionservices.com/.

How can I contact KAR Auction Services?

KAR Auction Services' mailing address is 11299 N. Illinois Street, CARMEL IN, 46032. The specialty retailer can be reached via phone at 800-923-3725 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for KAR Auction Services (NYSE KAR)

Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  492 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  362 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  854
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about KAR Auction Services and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe KAR will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe KAR will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 8/24/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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