NYSE:SAH - Sonic Automotive Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$17.33 -0.38 (-2.15 %)
(As of 11/15/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$17.71
Today's Range$16.59 - $17.55
52-Week Range$16.59 - $23.60
Volume204,059 shs
Average Volume215,234 shs
Market Capitalization$763.09 million
P/E Ratio9.37
Dividend Yield1.35%
Beta1.6
Sonic Automotive, Inc. operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. It operates in two segments, Franchised Dealerships and Pre-Owned Stores. 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. The Pre-Owned Stores segment operates stand-alone pre-owned specialty retail locations, which enable customers to search, buy, service, finance, and sell pre-owned vehicles. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated 114 new vehicle franchises in 13 states representing 25 brands of cars and light trucks; 18 collision repair centers; and 9 pre-owned vehicle stores. Sonic Automotive, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations
Sub-IndustryAutomotive Retail
SectorRetail/Wholesale
Current SymbolNYSE:SAH
Previous Symbol
CUSIP83545G10
Phone704-566-2400

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.19
Current Ratio1.03
Quick Ratio0.21

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio9.37
Forward P/E Ratio8.93
P/E Growth3.99

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$9.87 billion
Price / Sales0.08
Cash Flow$3.9208 per share
Price / Cash4.42
Book Value$18.80 per share
Price / Book0.92

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.85
Net Income$92.98 million
Net Margins0.91%
Return on Equity10.27%
Return on Assets2.15%

Miscellaneous

Employees9,750
Outstanding Shares42,750,000
Market Cap$763.09 million
OptionableOptionable

Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sonic Automotive's stock symbol?

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

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

Sonic Automotive declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 25th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 14th will be given a dividend of $0.06 per share on Tuesday, January 15th. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.38%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 13th. View Sonic Automotive's Dividend History.

How were Sonic Automotive's earnings last quarter?

Sonic Automotive Inc (NYSE:SAH) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 25th. The company reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.01. The business earned $2.47 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.59 billion. Sonic Automotive had a net margin of 0.91% and a return on equity of 10.27%. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.40 earnings per share. View Sonic Automotive's Earnings History.

When is Sonic Automotive's next earnings date?

Sonic Automotive is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 26th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Sonic Automotive.

What price target have analysts set for SAH?

3 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Sonic Automotive's stock. Their forecasts range from $16.00 to $23.00. On average, they anticipate Sonic Automotive's share price to reach $19.25 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 11.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Sonic Automotive.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Sonic Automotive?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Sonic Automotive in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating and 2 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Sonic Automotive.

Has Sonic Automotive been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about SAH stock have trended somewhat negative on Thursday, according to InfoTrie. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring 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 nearest to five being the most favorable. Sonic Automotive earned a news sentiment score of -1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of Sonic Automotive's key competitors?

Who are Sonic Automotive's key executives?

Sonic Automotive's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. O. Bruton Smith, Co-Founder & Exec. Chairman (Age 91)
  • Mr. David Bruton Smith, CEO & Exec. Vice Chairman (Age 43)
  • Mr. Frank J. Dyke, Pres (Age 51)
  • Mr. B. Scott Smith, Co-Founder (Age 50)
  • Mr. Heath R. Byrd, EVP, Chief Accounting Officer & CFO (Age 52)

Who are Sonic Automotive's major shareholders?

Sonic Automotive's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (9.52%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.17%), Ceredex Value Advisors LLC (3.88%), Towle & Co. (2.78%), FMR LLC (2.27%) and Prudential Financial Inc. (1.54%). Company insiders that own Sonic Automotive stock include Heath Byrd, Jeff Dyke, O Bruton Smith and R Eugene Taylor. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Sonic Automotive.

Which institutional investors are selling Sonic Automotive stock?

SAH stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Ceredex Value Advisors LLC, Citadel Advisors LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Credit Suisse AG and Great West Life Assurance Co. Can. View Insider Buying and Selling for Sonic Automotive.

Which institutional investors are buying Sonic Automotive stock?

SAH stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Matarin Capital Management LLC, Boston Private Wealth LLC, BlackRock Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Bailard Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp and Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Company insiders that have bought Sonic Automotive stock in the last two years include O Bruton Smith and R Eugene Taylor. View Insider Buying and Selling for Sonic Automotive.

How do I buy shares of Sonic Automotive?

Shares of SAH 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 Sonic Automotive's stock price today?

One share of SAH stock can currently be purchased for approximately $17.33.

How big of a company is Sonic Automotive?

Sonic Automotive has a market capitalization of $763.09 million and generates $9.87 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $92.98 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.85 on an earnings per share basis. Sonic Automotive employs 9,750 workers across the globe.

What is Sonic Automotive's official website?

The official website for Sonic Automotive is http://www.sonicautomotive.com.

How can I contact Sonic Automotive?

Sonic Automotive's mailing address is 4401 COLWICK ROAD, CHARLOTTE NC, 28211. The company can be reached via phone at 704-566-2400 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Sonic Automotive (NYSE SAH)

Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  145 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  262 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  407
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Sonic Automotive and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SAH will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SAH will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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