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NYSE:SAH

Sonic Automotive (SAH) Stock Forecast, Price & News

$46.41
+1.74 (+3.90%)
(As of 06/7/2023 ET)
Compare
Today's Range
$44.89
$46.84
50-Day Range
$39.07
$54.34
52-Week Range
$34.17
$62.26
Volume
265,532 shs
Average Volume
356,090 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.64 billion
P/E Ratio
72.52
Dividend Yield
2.41%
Price Target
$49.33

Sonic Automotive MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
1.75 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
6.3% Upside
$49.33 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
21.06% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-3.41
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
N/A
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$5.20 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
2.21%
From $6.78 to $6.93 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

1.55 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

172nd out of 205 stocks

Automotive Dealers & Gasoline Service Stations Industry

15th out of 22 stocks


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About Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH) Stock

Sonic Automotive, Inc. operates as a automotive retailer. Its services include sales of both new and used cars and light trucks, sales of replacement parts and performance of vehicle maintenance, warranty, paint and repair services and arrangement of extended service contracts, financing, insurance, vehicle protection products and other aftermarket products for automotive customers. The firm operates through the following segments: Franchised Dealerships and EchoPark. The Franchised Dealerships segment provides comprehensive services, which include sales of both new and used cars and light trucks, sales of replacement parts and performance of vehicle maintenance, manufacturer warranty repairs, and paint and collision repair services. The EchoPark segment sales used cars and light trucks. The company was founded by Ollen Bruton Smith and Bryan Scott Smith in January 1997 and is headquartered in Charlotte, NC.

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SAH Price History

SAH Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 4/14 Dividend
3/14/2023
Dividend Payable
4/14/2023
Last Earnings
4/27/2023
Today
6/07/2023
Ex-Dividend for 7/14 Dividend
6/14/2023
Dividend Payable
7/14/2023
Next Earnings (Estimated)
7/27/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations
Sub-Industry
Automotive Retail
CUSIP
83545G10
Employees
10,300
Year Founded
1997

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$49.33
High Stock Price Forecast
$58.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$35.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+5.7%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
1.75
Research Coverage
4 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$88.50 million
Pretax Margin
0.88%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$14.00 billion
Cash Flow
$15.16 per share
Book Value
$24.71 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
20,916,000
Market Cap
$1.65 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.82

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Key Executives

  • David Bruton Smith
    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
  • Jeff DykeJeff Dyke
    President & Director
  • Thomas Keen
    Executive Vice President-Operations
  • Heath R. Byrd
    Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Stephen K. Coss
    Secretary, Senior Vice President & General Counsel













SAH Stock - 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 twelve months. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating 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 forecast for 2023?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Sonic Automotive's stock. Their SAH share price forecasts range from $35.00 to $58.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $49.33 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 5.7% from the stock's current price.
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How have SAH shares performed in 2023?

Sonic Automotive's stock was trading at $49.27 at the beginning of 2023. Since then, SAH stock has decreased by 5.2% and is now trading at $46.69.
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Are investors shorting Sonic Automotive?

Sonic Automotive saw a decline in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,710,000 shares, a decline of 16.4% from the April 30th total of 3,240,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 394,400 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 6.9 days. Currently, 21.1% of the company's shares are sold short.
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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 27th 2023.
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How were Sonic Automotive's earnings last quarter?

Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) released its earnings results on Thursday, April, 27th. The company reported $1.33 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.84 by $0.51. The company had revenue of $3.49 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.55 billion. Sonic Automotive had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 33.13% and a net margin of 0.27%. Sonic Automotive's quarterly revenue was down 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $2.33 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 27th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.29 per share on Friday, July 14th. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.48%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 14th. This is an increase from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.28.
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Is Sonic Automotive a good dividend stock?

Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH) pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.64%. 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 175.00%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, SAH will have a dividend payout ratio of 16.16% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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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 Glassdoor.com. 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).

What is Sonic Automotive's stock symbol?

Sonic Automotive trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SAH."

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 BlackRock Inc. (8.98%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.76%), Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC (2.53%), State Street Corp (2.24%), LSV Asset Management (1.65%) and Macquarie Group Ltd. (1.63%). 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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Sonic Automotive's stock price today?

One share of SAH stock can currently be purchased for approximately $46.69.

How much money does Sonic Automotive make?

Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH) has a market capitalization of $1.65 billion and generates $14.00 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $88.50 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.64 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Sonic Automotive have?

The company employs 10,300 workers across the globe.

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. (TN-MI), Mountain States Motors Co. 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Atlanta JLR LLC, SAI SIC Inc., SAI Santa Clara K Inc., SAI Stone Mountain T LLC, SAI TN HC1 LLC, SAI TN HC2 LLC, SAI TN HC3 LLC, SAI Tulsa N LLC, SAI Tulsa T LLC, SAI Tysons Corner H LLC, SAI Tysons Corner I LLC, SAI VA HC1 Inc., SAI VS GA LLC, SAI VS TX LLC, SAI Vehicle Subscription Inc., SAI West Houston B LLC, SRE Alabama – 2 LLC, SRE Alabama – 5 LLC, SRE Alabama – 6 LLC, SRE California 10 LBB LLC, SRE California 11 PH LLC, SRE California – 1 LLC, SRE California – 2 LLC, SRE California – 3 LLC, SRE California – 4 LLC, SRE California – 5 LLC, SRE California – 6 LLC, SRE California – 7 SCB LLC, SRE California – 8 SCH LLC, SRE California – 9 BHB LLC, SRE Colorado – 1 LLC, SRE Colorado – 2 LLC, SRE Colorado – 3 LLC, SRE Colorado – 4 RF LLC, SRE Colorado – 5 CC LLC, SRE Florida – 1 LLC, SRE Florida – 2 LLC, SRE Georgia 4 LLC, SRE Georgia 5 LLC, SRE Georgia 6 LLC, SRE Holding LLC, SRE Maryland – 1 LLC, SRE Nevada – 2 LLC, SRE North Carolina – 2 LLC, SRE North Carolina – 3 LLC, SRE Ohio 1 LLC, SRE Ohio 2 LLC, SRE Oklahoma – 1 LLC, SRE Oklahoma – 2 LLC, SRE Oklahoma – 5 LLC, SRE South Carolina – 2 LLC, SRE South Carolina – 3 LLC, SRE South Carolina – 4 LLC, SRE Tennessee 6 LLC, SRE Tennessee 7 LLC, SRE Tennessee – 1 LLC, SRE Tennessee – 2 LLC, SRE Tennessee – 3 LLC, SRE Tennessee – 4 LLC, SRE Tennessee – 5 LLC, SRE Texas 10 LLC, SRE Texas 11 LLC, SRE Texas 12 LLC, SRE Texas 13 LLC, SRE Texas 14 LLC, SRE Texas 15 LLC, SRE Texas 16 LLC, SRE Texas 9 LLC, SRE Texas – 1 LP, SRE Texas – 2 LP, SRE Texas – 3 LP, SRE Texas – 4 LP, SRE Texas – 5 LP, SRE Texas – 6 LP, SRE Texas – 7 LP, SRE Texas – 8 LP, SRE Virginia - 1 LLC, SRE Virginia – 2 LLC, SRM Assurance Ltd., Santa Clara Imported Cars Inc., Sonic 2185 Chapman Rd. 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How can I contact Sonic Automotive?

Sonic Automotive's mailing address is 4401 COLWICK ROAD, CHARLOTTE NC, 28211. The official website for the company is www.sonicautomotive.com. The company can be reached via phone at (704) 566-2400, via email at ir@sonicautomotive.com, or via fax at 302-655-5049.

This page (NYSE:SAH) was last updated on 6/7/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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