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Sonic Automotive (SAH) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.21 (-0.36%)
(As of 05:13 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
95,588 shs
Average Volume
222,647 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.94 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Sonic Automotive MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.00 Rating Score
1.3% Downside
$56.60 Price Target
Short Interest
16.85% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
-0.06mentions of Sonic Automotive in the last 14 days
Based on 4 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$6.67 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $5.86 to $6.32 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

3.10 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

99th out of 190 stocks

Automotive Dealers & Gasoline Service Stations Industry

6th out of 16 stocks

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About Sonic Automotive Stock (NYSE:SAH)

Sonic Automotive, Inc. operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. It operates in three segments, Franchised Dealerships, EchoPark, and Powersports. The Franchised Dealerships segment is involved in the sale of new and used cars and light trucks, and replacement parts; provision of vehicle maintenance, manufacturer warranty repair, and paint and collision repair services; and arrangement of extended warranties, service contracts, financing, insurance, and other aftermarket products for its guests. The EchoPark segment sells used cars and light trucks; and arranges finance and insurance product sales for its guests in pre-owned vehicle specialty retail locations. The Powersports Segment sells new and used powersports vehicles, such as motorcycles, and personal watercraft and all-terrain vehicles; and offers finance and insurance services. The company was incorporated in 1997 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

SAH Stock Price History

SAH Stock News Headlines

Q1 2024 Sonic Automotive Inc Earnings Call
AN Jan 2025 190.000 put
FAF Oct 2024 60.000 call
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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 4/15 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 7/15 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations
Automotive Retail
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
4 Analysts


Net Income
$178.20 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$14.37 billion
Cash Flow
$10.79 per share
Book Value
$26.26 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$1.96 billion

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Key Executives

  • Mr. David Bruton Smith (Age 49)
    CEO & Chairman
    Comp: $3.45M
  • Mr. Frank Jeff Dyke (Age 57)
    President & Director
    Comp: $2.8M
  • Mr. Heath R. Byrd (Age 58)
    Executive VP & CFO
    Comp: $2.16M
  • Mr. B. Scott Smith (Age 56)
    Co-Founder & Director
    Comp: $51.91k
  • Mr. Thomas Keen
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Mr. Stephen Carvelli
    Chief Technology Officer
  • Mr. Danny Wieland
    Vice President of Investor Relations & Financial Reporting
  • Mr. Stephen K. Coss
    Senior VP, General Counsel & Secretary
  • Ms. Rachel M. Richards
    Chief Marketing Officer & VP
  • Mr. Harry M Harden (Age 66)
    Chief Human Resources Officer

SAH Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Sonic Automotive stock right now?

4 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Sonic Automotive in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" SAH shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in SAH, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Sonic Automotive's stock price target for 2024?

4 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for Sonic Automotive's shares. Their SAH share price targets range from $40.00 to $68.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $56.60 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.3%.
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How have SAH shares performed in 2024?

Sonic Automotive's stock was trading at $56.21 at the beginning of the year. Since then, SAH shares have increased by 2.0% and is now trading at $57.34.
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When is Sonic Automotive's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 25th 2024.
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How were Sonic Automotive's earnings last quarter?

Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 25th. The company reported $1.36 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.30 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $3.40 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.45 billion. Sonic Automotive had a net margin of 1.21% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 27.46%. The business's quarterly revenue was down 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.33 earnings per share.

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

Sonic Automotive announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 25th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 14th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share on Monday, July 15th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.09%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 14th.
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Is Sonic Automotive a good dividend stock?

Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH) pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.03%. 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 24.59%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, SAH will have a dividend payout ratio of 18.99% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What ETFs hold Sonic Automotive's stock?
What is O. Bruton Smith's approval rating as Sonic Automotive's CEO?

203 employees have rated Sonic Automotive Chief Executive Officer O. Bruton Smith on O. Bruton Smith has an approval rating of 91% among the company's employees. This puts O. Bruton Smith in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Sonic Automotive own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Sonic Automotive investors own include Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Pfizer (PFE), Target (TGT), AbbVie (ABBV), NVIDIA (NVDA), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Block (SQ), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Verizon Communications (VZ) and Abbott Laboratories (ABT).

Who are Sonic Automotive's major shareholders?

Sonic Automotive's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (4.70%), Westwood Holdings Group Inc. (1.86%), Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc. (0.82%), LSV Asset Management (0.31%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.23%) and Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio (0.17%). Insiders that own company stock include David Bruton Smith, Heath Byrd, Jeff Dyke and Paul P Rusnak.
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How do I buy shares of Sonic Automotive?

Shares of SAH stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Sonic Automotive have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Sonic Automotive: AM GA LLC, AM Realty GA LLC, AnTrev LLC, Arngar Inc., Autobahn Inc., Avalon Ford Inc., Car Cash of North Carolina Inc., Cornerstone Acceptance Corporation, ECHOPARK: AM GA LLC, ECHOPARK: AM Realty GA LLC, ECHOPARK: EP Realty NC LLC, ECHOPARK: EP Realty SC LLC, ECHOPARK: EchoPark AZ LLC, ECHOPARK: EchoPark CA LLC, ECHOPARK: EchoPark Driver Education LLC, ECHOPARK: EchoPark FL LLC, ECHOPARK: EchoPark NC LLC, ECHOPARK: EchoPark Realty TX LLC, ECHOPARK: EchoPark SC LLC, ECHOPARK: EchoPark TX LLC, ECHOPARK: Echopark Automotive Inc., ECHOPARK: SAI DS LLC, ECHOPARK: SAI DS Realty TX LLC, ECHOPARK: SAI Vehicle Subscription Inc., ECHOPARK: TT Denver LLC, ECHOPARK: TTRE CO 1 LLC, FAA Beverly Hills Inc., FAA Capitol N Inc., FAA Concord H Inc., FAA Concord T Inc., FAA Dublin N Inc., FAA Dublin VWD Inc., FAA Holding Corp., FAA Las Vegas H Inc., FAA Poway H Inc., FAA Poway T Inc., FAA San Bruno Inc., FAA Santa Monica V Inc., FAA Serramonte H Inc., FAA Serramonte Inc., FAA Serramonte L Inc., FAA Stevens Creek Inc., FAA Torrance CPJ Inc., FirstAmerica Automotive Inc., Fort Mill Ford Inc., Franciscan Motors Inc., Frontier Oldsmobile-Cadillac Inc., Kramer Motors Incorporated, L Dealership Group Inc., Marcus David Corporation, Massey Cadillac Inc. 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This page (NYSE:SAH) was last updated on 5/21/2024 by Staff

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