Trilogy Capital Inc. Takes $206,000 Position in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI)

Trilogy Capital Inc. acquired a new stake in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 2,904 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $206,000.

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in Group 1 Automotive during the 4th quarter worth approximately $119,000. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new position in Group 1 Automotive during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $215,000. Eqis Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in Group 1 Automotive during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $232,000. Parametrica Management Ltd acquired a new position in Group 1 Automotive during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $262,000. Finally, FCA Corp TX acquired a new position in Group 1 Automotive during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $290,000. 97.57% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Bank of America upped their price target on Group 1 Automotive from $103.00 to $105.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday. Buckingham Research downgraded Group 1 Automotive from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $86.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Zacks Investment Research raised Group 1 Automotive from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co upped their price target on Group 1 Automotive from $65.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $86.00.

In other news, CEO Earl J. Hesterberg sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.38, for a total value of $144,760.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 139,065 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,065,524.70. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CFO John C. Rickel sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $81.00, for a total value of $810,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 123,470 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,001,070. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 167,398 shares of company stock valued at $12,974,458. Company insiders own 6.08% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE GPI) opened at $77.83 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,608.86, a P/E ratio of 7.69, a PEG ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 1.70. Group 1 Automotive, Inc. has a 52 week low of $51.62 and a 52 week high of $84.47. The company has a quick ratio of 0.26, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79.

Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The company reported $2.11 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.87 by $0.24. The firm had revenue of $2.92 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.85 billion. Group 1 Automotive had a return on equity of 15.85% and a net margin of 1.89%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 9.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.74 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Group 1 Automotive, Inc. will post 8.21 EPS for the current year.

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Group 1 Automotive Company Profile

Group 1 Automotive, Inc is an operator in the automotive retail industry. The Company, through its dealerships, sells new and used cars and light trucks; arranges related vehicle financing; sells service and insurance contracts; provides automotive maintenance and repair services, and sells vehicle parts.

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