$1.01 EPS Expected for AutoNation, Inc. (AN)

March 23, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

 $1.01 EPS Expected for AutoNation, Inc. (AN)
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 52 investors sold AutoNation, Inc. shares while 69 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 70.55 million shares or 0.56% less from 70.95 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Harris Assocs Ltd Partnership has invested 0.34% in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). Shell Asset Co invested in 14,424 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Ontario – Canada-based Manufacturers Life The has invested 0.01% in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). Ameriprise Inc, Minnesota-based fund reported 356,767 shares. Catalyst Capital Advsrs Ltd has 6,300 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Comerica Fincl Bank reported 0.02% stake. Ogorek Anthony Joseph Ny Adv has invested 0.02% in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). Apg Asset Management Nv has 103,021 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec holds 0.01% of its portfolio in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) for 78,800 shares. Natixis invested in 24,313 shares. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has invested 0% of its portfolio in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). Rhumbline Advisers reported 0.01% in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). Gulf Bank (Uk) Limited reported 22,750 shares stake. Ameritas Inv Prtnrs holds 0.04% of its portfolio in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) for 19,500 shares. Ubs Asset Management Americas holds 222,373 shares.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $1.09 million activity.

Analysts expect AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) to report $1.01 EPS on April, 24.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 4.12 % from last quarter’s $0.97 EPS. AN’s profit would be $92.74 million giving it 11.66 P/E if the $1.01 EPS is correct. After having $1.02 EPS previously, AutoNation, Inc.’s analysts see -0.98 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 2.00% or $0.96 during the last trading session, reaching $47.1. About 680,879 shares traded. AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) has declined 14.65% since March 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.35% the S&P500.

AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) Ratings Coverage

Among 21 analysts covering AutoNation (NYSE:AN), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. AutoNation had 38 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Tuesday, May 30. Evercore downgraded the shares of AN in report on Monday, February 6 to “Hold” rating. The stock of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) earned “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, October 6. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, July 6. The company was upgraded on Thursday, October 29 by Gabelli. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, April 11. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 2 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Monday, November 13 by Buckingham Research. The stock has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, November 13. On Wednesday, October 11 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”.

AutoNation, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $4.33 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Domestic, Import, and Premium Luxury. It has a 10.64 P/E ratio. It offers a range of automotive services and products, including new and used vehicles; and parts and services, such as automotive repair and maintenance services, and wholesale parts and collision services.

More important recent AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “AutoNation: The Next Incremental Buyer Is Always AutoNation” on February 21, 2018, also Benzinga.com published article titled: “Comparable Companies Analysis Suggests Now Could Be The Time To Sell CarMax”, Prnewswire.com published: “AutoNation Named Best in Auto Marketing” on March 06, 2018. More interesting news about AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) was released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “AutoNation signs deal to keep HQ in Fort Lauderdale, hire 95” with publication date: March 14, 2018.

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