Autonation INC (AN) Market Valuation Declined While Rbs Partners LP Has Lowered Its Position

April 16, 2018 - By reb123z

AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.09, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 20 investors sold AN shares while 97 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 62.82 million shares or 10.96% less from 70.55 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Evercore Wealth Ltd Liability owns 359,591 shares. Cipher Capital LP owns 24,184 shares. Dynamic Ltd invested in 0.29% or 16,385 shares. Northern Capital Management Limited Liability, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 62,255 shares. First Republic Investment Mngmt owns 0.02% invested in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) for 53,711 shares. Barnett Company Incorporated has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). Ny State Teachers Retirement, a New York-based fund reported 98,318 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund stated it has 138,300 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management holds 4,095 shares. Qs Ltd Liability Company holds 10 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Midas Mgmt holds 0.05% or 2,300 shares in its portfolio. Guggenheim Cap Ltd Company accumulated 101,763 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Louisiana State Employees Retirement has 15,000 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Lc holds 43,784 shares. Mason Street Advsr Limited Com reported 29,219 shares.

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

Rbs Partners Lp decreased its stake in Autonation Inc (AN) by 18.68% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rbs Partners Lp sold 921,471 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.61% with the market. The institutional investor held 4.01 million shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $205.95M, down from 4.93 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rbs Partners Lp who had been investing in Autonation Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.30B market cap company. The stock increased 1.56% or $0.72 during the last trading session, reaching $46.84. About 134,346 shares traded. AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) has risen 8.96% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.59% the S&P500.

Analysts await AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $1.01 earnings per share, up 4.12 % or $0.04 from last year’s $0.97 per share. AN’s profit will be $92.74M for 11.59 P/E if the $1.01 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.02 actual earnings per share reported by AutoNation, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -0.98 % negative EPS growth.

AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering AutoNation (NYSE:AN), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. AutoNation had 10 analyst reports since November 2, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, February 9 by Bank of America. As per Thursday, January 18, the company rating was maintained by Stephens. As per Wednesday, March 14, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, November 2. The rating was maintained by Buckingham Research with “Neutral” on Monday, November 13. The stock of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) earned “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, November 13. The stock of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, February 2 by Jefferies. The stock has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, November 6.

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