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Sonic Automotive Stock Forecast, Price & News

+1.59 (+3.43 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 08:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $48.00
50-Day Range
MA: $41.08
52-Week Range
Now: $48.00
Volume24,836 shs
Average Volume260,241 shs
Market Capitalization$2.02 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield0.93%
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, 2019, the company operated 99 new vehicle franchises representing 21 brands of cars and light trucks; 15 collision repair centers in 12 states; and 9 EchoPark stores. Sonic Automotive, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Overall MarketRank

1.54 out of 5 stars

Analyst Opinion: 1.4Community Rank: 1.9Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 0.8Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations
Sub-IndustryAutomotive Retail



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.45 billion
Cash Flow$5.37 per share
Book Value$21.89 per share


Net Income$144.14 million


Market Cap$2.02 billion
Next Earnings Date2/17/2021 (Estimated)
+1.59 (+3.43 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 08:00 PM ET)
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Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Sonic Automotive's stock 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 shares have increased by 123.7% and is now trading at $48.00.
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Is Sonic Automotive a buy right now?

5 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 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street 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 Wednesday, February 17th 2021.
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How were Sonic Automotive's earnings last quarter?

Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) announced its earnings results on Thursday, October, 29th. The company reported $1.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.21. The firm earned $2.55 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.60 billion. Sonic Automotive had a negative net margin of 0.94% and a positive return on equity of 14.21%. Sonic Automotive's revenue was down 5.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.66 earnings per share.
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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, October 29th. Investors of record on Tuesday, December 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share on Friday, January 15th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 14th.
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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 0.83%. 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 9.66% 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 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives 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 a possible upside of 2.1% from the stock's current price.
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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).

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 93, Pay $1.01M)
  • Mr. David Bruton Smith, CEO & Director (Age 45, Pay $3.1M)
  • Mr. Frank Jeff Dyke, Pres & Director (Age 53, Pay $2.8M)
  • Mr. Heath R. Byrd, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 54, Pay $2.21M)
  • 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
  • Tim Keen, Exec. VP of Operations of EchoPark Automotive

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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.04%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.03%) and Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (0.01%). 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 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 Wedge Capital Management L L P NC.
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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.

What is Sonic Automotive's stock price today?

One share of SAH stock can currently be purchased for approximately $48.00.

How big of a company is Sonic Automotive?

Sonic Automotive has a market capitalization of $2.02 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. Sonic Automotive employs 9,300 workers across the globe.

What is Sonic Automotive's official website?

The official website for Sonic Automotive is 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]

This page was last updated on 1/18/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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