AutoNation (AN) Set to Announce Earnings on Thursday

AutoNation (NYSE:AN) is scheduled to be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Thursday, February 1st.

Shares of AutoNation (NYSE:AN) opened at $61.09 on Wednesday. AutoNation has a 12-month low of $38.20 and a 12-month high of $62.02. The firm has a market cap of $5,550.00, a PE ratio of 15.39, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.35 and a beta of 1.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a quick ratio of 0.17 and a current ratio of 0.73.

In other news, EVP Donna L. Parlapiano sold 3,367 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.81, for a total value of $174,444.27. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 11,469 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $594,208.89. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Edward S. Lampert sold 3,480 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.61, for a total transaction of $193,522.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 32,733 shares of company stock valued at $1,771,647. Insiders own 3.10% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on AN. Moffett Nathanson began coverage on shares of AutoNation in a research report on Monday, December 4th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. Jefferies Group lifted their price target on shares of AutoNation from $44.00 to $50.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $50.00 price target (up from $40.00) on shares of AutoNation in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Berenberg Bank began coverage on shares of AutoNation in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. They set a “buy” rating and a $55.00 price target for the company. Finally, Northcoast Research cut shares of AutoNation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $46.88.

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AutoNation Company Profile

AutoNation, Inc (AutoNation) is an automotive retailer in the United States. The Company offers a range of automotive products and services, including new vehicles, used vehicles, parts and service, which includes automotive repair and maintenance services, as well as wholesale parts and collision businesses, and automotive finance and insurance products, including vehicle service and other protection products, as well as the arranging of financing for vehicle purchases through third-party finance sources.

Earnings History for AutoNation (NYSE:AN)

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