Sonic Automotive Stock Forecast, Price & News

+3.10 (+6.16 %)
(As of 07/29/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume815,142 shs
Average Volume294,280 shs
Market Capitalization$2.22 billion
P/E Ratio11.62
Dividend Yield0.95%
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About Sonic Automotive

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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2.21 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

60th out of 412 stocks

Automotive Dealers & Gasoline Service Stations Industry

8th out of 30 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.4Community Rank: 2.8Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 3.3Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Sonic Automotive a buy right now?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Sonic Automotive in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" Sonic Automotive stock.
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How were Sonic Automotive's earnings last quarter?

Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 29th. The company reported $2.63 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.20 by $1.43. Sonic Automotive had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 25.95% and a net margin of 1.97%.
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How has Sonic Automotive's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus?

Sonic Automotive's stock was trading at $21.46 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, SAH stock has increased by 149.1% and is now trading at $53.46.
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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 Friday, April 30th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.12 per share on Thursday, July 15th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.90%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 14th. This is an increase from Sonic Automotive's previous quarterly dividend of $0.10.
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Is Sonic Automotive a good dividend stock?

Sonic Automotive pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.95%. Sonic Automotive does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Sonic Automotive is 12.47%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Sonic Automotive will have a dividend payout ratio of 8.68% 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?

4 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Sonic Automotive's shares. Their forecasts range from $47.00 to $56.00. On average, they anticipate Sonic Automotive's share price to reach $51.76 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.2%.
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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 variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.04%) and Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (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 Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. Company insiders that have sold Sonic Automotive company stock in the last year include David Bruton Smith, Heath Byrd, and Jeff Dyke.
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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 State of Alaska Department of Revenue.
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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 $53.46.

How much money does Sonic Automotive make?

Sonic Automotive has a market capitalization of $2.22 billion and generates $9.77 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $-51,380,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $3.85 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Sonic Automotive have?

Sonic Automotive employs 8,100 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. 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When was Sonic Automotive founded?

Sonic Automotive was founded in 1997.

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 7/30/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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