AutoNation (AN) was Initiated by Jefferies to “Hold”. Jefferies advised their investors in a research report released on Apr 11, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on AutoNation. AutoNation was Downgraded by Goldman to ” Sell” on Mar 8, 2016.
On the company’s financial health, AutoNation reported $0.96 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.07 based on the information available during the earnings call on Jan 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.03. The company had revenue of $5339.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $5458.03 million. The company’s revenue was up 5.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.02 EPS.
AutoNation closed down -0.7 points or -1.57% at $43.95 with 16,08,040 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $44.76, the shares hit an intraday low of $43.9 and an intraday high of $44.98 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.
In a different news, on Feb 26, 2016, Karen C Francis (director) purchased 500 shares at $51.73 per share price. According to the SEC, on Feb 2, 2016, George Lawrence Iii Mikan (director) purchased 4,500 shares at $43.03 per share price. On Nov 27, 2015, David B Edelson (director) sold 8,000 shares at $64.00 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
AutoNation Inc. 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 which includes vehicle service and other protection products as well as the arranging of financing for vehicle purchases through third-party finance sources. It operates through three segments: The Domestic segment consists of retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured by General Motors Ford and Chrysler. The Import segment consists of retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured primarily by Toyota Honda and Nissan. The Premium Luxury segment consists of retail automotive franchises that sell new vehicles manufactured primarily by Mercedes-Benz BMW and Lexus.