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

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$13.75 -0.65 (-4.51 %)
(As of 03/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$14.40
Today's Range$13.70 - $14.37
52-Week Range$12.78 - $23.60
Volume168,500 shs
Average Volume215,896 shs
Market Capitalization$590.49 million
P/E Ratio7.77
Dividend Yield2.78%
Beta1.47
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, 2018, the company operated 108 new vehicle franchises representing 25 brands of cars and light trucks 18 collision repair centers in 13 states; and 8 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
SectorRetail/Wholesale
CUSIP83545G10
Phone704-566-2400

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$9.95 billion
Cash Flow$3.9971 per share
Book Value$19.25 per share

Profitability

Net Income$51.65 million

Miscellaneous

Employees9,700
Market Cap$590.49 million
Next Earnings Date4/25/2019 (Estimated)
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 announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 19th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share on Monday, April 15th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 14th. This is a positive change from Sonic Automotive's previous quarterly dividend of $0.06. View Sonic Automotive's Dividend History.

How were Sonic Automotive's earnings last quarter?

Sonic Automotive Inc (NYSE:SAH) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 20th. The company reported $0.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.93 by $0.17. The company earned $2.57 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.70 billion. Sonic Automotive had a net margin of 0.52% and a return on equity of 9.66%. The company's revenue was down 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.84 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 Thursday, April 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Sonic Automotive.

What guidance has Sonic Automotive issued on next quarter's earnings?

Sonic Automotive updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Sunday, February, 17th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.74-0.78 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.89.

What price target have analysts set for SAH?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Sonic Automotive's stock. Their forecasts range from $14.00 to $19.00. On average, they expect Sonic Automotive's stock price to reach $17.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 23.6% 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 2 sell ratings and 1 hold rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Sell." View Analyst Ratings for Sonic Automotive.

Has Sonic Automotive been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about SAH stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Sonic Automotive earned a daily sentiment score of 0.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.

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 Asbury Automotive Group (ABG), Ford Motor (F), Zagg (ZAGG), Under Armour (UA), TiVo (TIVO), Commercial Vehicle Group (CVGI), Santander Consumer USA (SC), Carnival (CCL), Cypress Semiconductor (CY) and Pfizer (PFE).

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 many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.97%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.16%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.16%), LSV Asset Management (4.75%), Northern Trust Corp (2.85%) and Towle & Co. (2.76%). Company insiders that own Sonic Automotive stock include Heath Byrd, Jeff Dyke and O Bruton Smith. 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 Ceredex Value Advisors LLC, LSV Asset Management, FMR LLC, KBC Group NV, Barclays PLC, Towle & Co., MetLife Investment Advisors LLC and New York State Common Retirement Fund. View Insider Buying and Selling for Sonic Automotive.

Which institutional 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, Norges Bank, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan, Prudential Financial Inc., Jefferies Financial Group Inc. and Geode Capital Management LLC. 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 $13.75.

How big of a company is Sonic Automotive?

Sonic Automotive has a market capitalization of $590.49 million and generates $9.95 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $51.65 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.77 on an earnings per share basis. Sonic Automotive employs 9,700 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:  161 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  275 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  436
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 3/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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