NYSE:SAH - Sonic Automotive Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $18.64 +0.29 (+1.58 %) (As of 05/24/2019 10:49 AM ET)Previous Close$18.35Today's Range$18.52 - $18.6552-Week Range$12.78 - $23.60Volume355 shsAverage Volume285,737 shsMarket Capitalization$803.01 millionP/E Ratio10.50Dividend Yield2.08%Beta1.63 ProfileAnalyst 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 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. 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 CIK1043509 Webhttp://www.sonicautomotive.com/ Phone704-566-2400Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.03 Current Ratio1.03 Quick Ratio0.25Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio10.50 Forward P/E Ratio9.23 P/E Growth3.16 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$9.95 billion Price / Sales0.08 Cash Flow$3.9242 per share Price / Cash Flow4.75 Book Value$19.78 per share Price / Book0.94Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.77 Net Income$51.65 million Net Margins0.97% Return on Equity10.12% Return on Assets2.15%Miscellaneous Employees9,700 Outstanding Shares43,080,000Market Cap$803.01 million Next Earnings Date7/26/2019 (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 declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 26th. Investors of record on Friday, June 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share on Monday, July 15th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.15%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 13th. View Sonic Automotive's Dividend History. How were Sonic Automotive's earnings last quarter? Sonic Automotive Inc (NYSE:SAH) announced its earnings results on Thursday, April, 25th. The company reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.17. The firm earned $2.39 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.42 billion. Sonic Automotive had a return on equity of 10.12% and a net margin of 0.97%. The business's quarterly revenue was down .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.26 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 Friday, July 26th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Sonic Automotive. What price target have analysts set for SAH? 4 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for Sonic Automotive's stock. Their predictions range from $14.00 to $23.00. On average, they expect Sonic Automotive's share price to reach $18.60 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.2%. View Analyst Price Targets for Sonic Automotive. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Sonic Automotive? 4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Sonic Automotive in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 1 hold rating and 1 buy 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? Media coverage about SAH stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Sonic Automotive earned a media sentiment score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. Who are some of Sonic Automotive's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Sonic Automotive include Murphy USA (MUSA), Lithia Motors (LAD), Asbury Automotive Group (ABG), Group 1 Automotive (GPI), Rush Enterprises (RUSHA), Rush Enterprises (RUSHB), Camping World (CWH), Fincera (YUANF), America's Car-Mart (CRMT), TravelCenters of America (TA), Lazydays (LAZY) and Lentuo International (LASLY). 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), iPass (IPAS), Pfizer (PFE), Transocean (RIG), Under Armour (UA), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), FireEye (FEYE), Intel (INTC) and Paypal (PYPL). 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. Heath R. Byrd, EVP, Chief Accounting Officer & CFO (Age 53)Mr. Stephen K. Coss, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. Who are Sonic Automotive's major shareholders? Sonic Automotive's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (10.49%), Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC (7.14%), Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC (7.14%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.01%), LSV Asset Management (4.54%) and Northern Trust Corp (2.82%). 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 Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc., LSV Asset Management, Marshall Wace LLP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, California Public Employees Retirement System, FMR LLC, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd 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 BlackRock Inc., Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC, Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC, SEI Investments Co and Morgan Stanley. 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 $18.64. How big of a company is Sonic Automotive? Sonic Automotive has a market capitalization of $803.01 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: 1.9 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 170 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 287 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 457MarketBeat'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 5/24/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Fundamental Analysis - How It Helps Investors Receive Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.