NYSE:SAH - Sonic Automotive Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $15.87 +0.02 (+0.13 %) (As of 02/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$15.87Today's Range$15.75 - $16.2552-Week Range$12.78 - $23.60Volume180,119 shsAverage Volume159,246 shsMarket Capitalization$678.44 millionP/E Ratio8.58Dividend Yield1.51%Beta1.5 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive SAH News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for SAH and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations Sub-IndustryAutomotive Retail SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNYSE:SAH Previous Symbol CUSIP83545G10 Webwww.sonicautomotive.com Phone704-566-2400Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.19 Current Ratio1.03 Quick Ratio0.21Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio8.58 Forward P/E Ratio8.18 P/E Growth3.26 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$9.87 billion Price / Sales0.07 Cash Flow$4.1008 per share Price / Cash Flow3.87 Book Value$18.21 per share Price / Book0.87Profitability 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 Shares42,750,000Market Cap$678.44 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 1.51%. 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) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 25th. The company reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.42 by $0.01. The company earned $2.47 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.59 billion. Sonic Automotive had a return on equity of 10.27% and a net margin of 0.91%. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.40 EPS. 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 Wednesday, February 20th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Sonic Automotive. How can I listen to Sonic Automotive's earnings call? Sonic Automotive will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, February 20th at 11:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8774503867. What price target have analysts set for SAH? 2 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for Sonic Automotive's stock. Their predictions range from $16.00 to $19.00. On average, they anticipate Sonic Automotive's share price to reach $18.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 13.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Sonic Automotive. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Sonic Automotive? 2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Sonic Automotive in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating and 1 hold rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Sonic Automotive. Has Sonic Automotive been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about SAH stock have been trending neutral this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Sonic Automotive earned a coverage optimism score of 0.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Sonic Automotive's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Sonic Automotive include Murphy USA (MUSA), Lithia Motors (LAD), Rush Enterprises (RUSHB), Rush Enterprises (RUSHA), Asbury Automotive Group (ABG), Camping World (CWH), Group 1 Automotive (GPI), Fincera (YUANF), America's Car-Mart (CRMT), TravelCenters of America (TA), Lazydays (LAZY) and Lentuo International (LASLY). 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 92)Mr. David Bruton Smith, CEO & Director (Age 44)Mr. Frank J. Dyke, Pres (Age 52)Mr. B. Scott Smith, Co-Founder (Age 51)Mr. Heath R. Byrd, EVP, Chief Accounting Officer & CFO (Age 53) Who are Sonic Automotive's major shareholders? Sonic Automotive's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.97%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.16%), LSV Asset Management (4.75%), Northern Trust Corp (2.85%), Towle & Co. (2.76%) and Prudential Financial Inc. (1.61%). 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 major investors are selling Sonic Automotive stock? SAH stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ceredex Value Advisors LLC, LSV Asset Management, KBC Group NV, Barclays PLC, Towle & Co., MetLife Investment Advisors LLC, New York State Common Retirement Fund and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Sonic Automotive. Which major investors are buying Sonic Automotive stock? SAH stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan, Prudential Financial Inc., Jefferies Financial Group Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC and Rhumbline Advisers. 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 $15.87. How big of a company is Sonic Automotive? Sonic Automotive has a market capitalization of $678.44 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 ()Outperform Votes: 155 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 273 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 428MarketBeat'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. 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