Sonic Automotive (SAH) Given News Sentiment Score of 0.28

Media stories about Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH) have trended positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sonic Automotive earned a daily sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.6549041049178 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Sonic Automotive (SAH) opened at $20.10 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.26, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.41. The company has a market cap of $868.23, a P/E ratio of 12.88, a PEG ratio of 3.16 and a beta of 1.58. Sonic Automotive has a 12 month low of $15.95 and a 12 month high of $27.45.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on SAH. ValuEngine lowered shares of Sonic Automotive from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Sonic Automotive from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $23.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, Bank of America lowered shares of Sonic Automotive from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $22.75.

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About Sonic Automotive

Sonic Automotive, Inc is an automotive retailer in the United States. The Company’s operating segments include Franchised Dealerships and EchoPark. Its Franchised Dealerships segment consists of retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles and buy and sell used vehicles, sell replacement parts, perform vehicle repair and maintenance services, and arrange finance and insurance products.

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