AutoNation Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

AN -- USA Stock  

USD 34.17  0.43  1.27%

Allowing for the 30-days total investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding AutoNation is 'Sell'. Macroaxis provides AutoNation buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding AN positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of AutoNation available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from AN buy-and-hold prospective. Check also AutoNation Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for muliple equity instruments please use Instant Ratings tool.

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For the selected time horizon AutoNation has a mean deviation of 1.6, semi deviation of 0.0, standard deviation of 2.15, variance of 4.61, downside variance of 0.0 and semi variance of 0.0
Macroaxis buy, hold, or sell suggestion module can be used to complement AutoNation buy, hold, or sell recommendation provided by average analyst sentiment. It analyzes the organization potential to grow using fundamental, technical, data market data available at the time. To make sure AutoNation is not overpriced, please confirm all AutoNation fundamentals including its Price to Book, Cash and Equivalents, Cash Flow from Operations, as well as the relationship between Gross Profit and Debt to Equity . Given that AutoNation has Number of Shares Shorted of 3.77M, we suggest you validate AutoNation market performance and probability of bankruptcy to make sure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

AutoNation Thematic Classifications

Retail IdeaRetail
USA Equities from Retail industry as classified by Fama & French

AutoNation Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.33Value At Risk4.87
Potential Upside2.42Standard Deviation2.15
 Return Density 

Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
Blackrock IncCommon Shares5.7 M236.1 M
Vanguard Group IncCommon Shares5.3 M218.1 M
Artisan Partners Limited PartnershipCommon Shares5.2 M218 M
Victory Capital Management IncCommon Shares4.5 M186.7 M
Rbs Partners LpCommon Shares3.6 M150.1 M
Dimensional Fund Advisors LpCommon Shares2.8 M116.2 M
State Street CorpCommon Shares1.9 M80.3 M

AutoNation Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=0.0189
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.07

AutoNation Volatility Alert

AutoNation exhibits very low volatility with skewness of -0.25 and kurtosis of 0.65. However, we advise investors to further study AutoNation technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable.
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AutoNation Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsAutoNationPeer Average
Return On Equity18.86% (15.17)%
Return On Asset4.83% (15.64)%
Profit Margin2.10% (5.50)%
Operating Margin4.34% (10.91)%
Current Valuation9.13B152.14B
Shares Outstanding89.93M1.43B
Shares Owned by Insiders13.52% 6.91%
Shares Owned by Institutions86.68% 18.37%
Number of Shares Shorted3.77M3.24M
Price to Earning6.73X40.69X
Price to Book1.15X14.44X
Price to Sales0.14X17.81X
Gross Profit3.36B21.75B
Net Income454.5M517.71M
Cash and Equivalents52.6M3.89B
Cash per Share0.58X5.17X
Total Debt6.17B7.36B
Debt to Equity235.70% 0.72%
Current Ratio0.86X3.30X
Book Value Per Share29.11X13.64X
Cash Flow from Operations201.15M1.25B
Short Ratio4.61X2.09X
Earnings Per Share4.96X2.30X
Price to Earnings To Growth0.97X1.22X
Number of Employees26K10.67K
Market Capitalization3B29.78B
Total Asset8.5B126.86B
Retained Earnings3.13B38.24B
Working Capital648.4M3.58B
Current Asset3.63B36.8B
   Payment of 305 shares by Thomas Conophy of AutoNation subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]

AutoNation Alerts

Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

AutoNation generates negative expected return over the last 30 days
AutoNation has high financial leverage indicating that it may have difficulties to generate enough cash to satisfy its debt commitments
The company reports 6.17B of total liabilities with total debt to equity ratio (D/E) of 235.7 which implies that the company may not be able to produce enough cash to satisfy its debt commitments. AutoNation has Current Ratio of 0.84 implying that it has not enough working capital to pay out debt commitments in time.
Over 87.0% of AutoNation shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies

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AutoNation Current Analysts Recommendations

Target Median Price43.00
Target Mean Price44.60
Recommendation Mean3.20
Target High Price60.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions10
Target Low Price34.00
Check also AutoNation Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for muliple equity instruments please use Instant Ratings tool. Please also try Performance Analysis module to check effects of mean-variance optimization against your current asset allocation.