Sonic Automotive Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.37 (-0.75 %)
(As of 04/22/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $49.05
50-Day Range
MA: $50.50
52-Week Range
Now: $49.05
Volume256,784 shs
Average Volume340,673 shs
Market Capitalization$2.05 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield0.81%
Sonic Automotive, Inc. operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. It operates in two segments, Franchised Dealerships and EchoPark. 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 EchoPark segment sells used cars and light trucks; and arranges finance and insurance product sales in pre-owned vehicle specialty retail locations. As of December 31, 2020, the company operated 96 new vehicle franchises representing 21 brands of cars and light trucks; 14 collision repair centers in 12 states; and 16 EchoPark stores. Sonic Automotive, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations
Sub-IndustryAutomotive Retail
Year FoundedN/A



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.45 billion
Cash Flow$5.49 per share
Book Value$21.89 per share


Net Income$144.14 million


Market Cap$2.05 billion
Next Earnings Date4/29/2021 (Confirmed)


Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH) Sees Unusually-High Trading Volume
April 14, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH) Trading Down 3.6%
April 1, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
March 20, 2021 |  benzinga.com
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Overall MarketRank

1.41 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

122nd out of 383 stocks

Automotive Dealers & Gasoline Service Stations Industry

14th out of 27 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.4Community Rank: 1.9Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 0.8Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
-0.37 (-0.75 %)
(As of 04/22/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Sonic Automotive a buy right now?

5 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Sonic Automotive in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" Sonic Automotive stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Sonic Automotive?

Wall Street analysts have given Sonic Automotive a "Buy" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Sonic Automotive wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is Sonic Automotive's next earnings date?

Sonic Automotive is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 29th 2021.
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How can I listen to Sonic Automotive's earnings call?

Sonic Automotive will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, April 29th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Sonic Automotive's earnings last quarter?

Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 16th. The company reported $1.50 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.40 by $0.10. The company earned $2.80 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.83 billion. Sonic Automotive had a positive trailing twelve-month return on equity of 18.36% and a negative net margin of 0.64%.
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How has Sonic Automotive's stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

Sonic Automotive's stock was trading at $21.46 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, SAH stock has increased by 128.6% and is now trading at $49.05.
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How often does Sonic Automotive pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Sonic Automotive?

Sonic Automotive announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 18th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share on Thursday, April 15th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.82%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 12th.
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Is Sonic Automotive a good dividend stock?

Sonic Automotive pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.81%. Sonic Automotive does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Sonic Automotive is 15.09%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Sonic Automotive will have a dividend payout ratio of 9.24% next year. This indicates that Sonic Automotive will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for SAH?

5 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Sonic Automotive's stock. Their forecasts range from $39.00 to $56.00. On average, they anticipate Sonic Automotive's share price to reach $49.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.1%.
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Who are Sonic Automotive's key executives?

Sonic Automotive's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. O. Bruton Smith, Co-Founder & Exec. Chairman (Age 94, Pay $726.8k)
  • Mr. David Bruton Smith, CEO & Director (Age 46, Pay $3.16M)
  • Mr. Frank Jeff Dyke, Pres & Director (Age 54, Pay $2.81M)
  • Mr. Heath R. Byrd, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 55, Pay $2.22M)
  • Mr. Danny Wieland, VP of Investor Relations & Financial Reporting
  • Mr. Stephen K. Coss, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec.
  • Ms. Rachel M. Richards, Chief Marketing Officer & VP
  • Mr. Steve Wittman, Chief Digital Retail Officer
  • Ms. Marti Eulberg, Chief Creative Officer
  • Ms. Toni Ortiz, Sr. VP & Corp. Controller

What is O. Bruton Smith's approval rating as Sonic Automotive's CEO?

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

Who are some of Sonic Automotive's key competitors?

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), Square (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 number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Pacer Advisors Inc. (0.21%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.12%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.04%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.03%), Toth Financial Advisory Corp (0.02%) and Granite Investment Advisors LLC (0.02%). Company insiders that own Sonic Automotive stock include David Bruton Smith, Heath Byrd, Jeff Dyke, Marcus G Smith and Victor H Doolan.
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Which institutional investors are selling Sonic Automotive stock?

SAH stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including New York State Teachers Retirement System, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. Company insiders that have sold Sonic Automotive company stock in the last year include David Bruton Smith, Heath Byrd, Jeff Dyke, and Victor H Doolan.
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Which institutional investors are buying Sonic Automotive stock?

SAH stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Pacer Advisors Inc., Toth Financial Advisory Corp, Granite Investment Advisors LLC, and Everence Capital Management Inc..
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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 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 $49.05.

How much money does Sonic Automotive make?

Sonic Automotive has a market capitalization of $2.05 billion and generates $10.45 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $144.14 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.65 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Sonic Automotive have?

Sonic Automotive employs 8,100 workers across the globe.

What is Sonic Automotive's official website?

The official website for Sonic Automotive is www.sonicautomotive.com.

Where are Sonic Automotive's headquarters?

Sonic Automotive is headquartered at 4401 COLWICK ROAD, CHARLOTTE NC, 28211.

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]

This page was last updated on 4/22/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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