AutoNation Buy or Sell Recommendation

Macroaxis provides AutoNation Inc buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding AutoNation positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of AutoNation Inc available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from AutoNation buy-and-hold prospective. Check also AutoNation Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with current analyst consensus

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AutoNation Inc -- USA Stock  

USD 45.5  0.98  2.2%

Allowing for the 30-days total investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding AutoNation Inc is 'Strong Hold'.
For the selected time horizon AutoNation Inc has a risk adjusted performance of (0.018951), jensen alpha of (0.29), total risk alpha of (1.05), sortino ratio of 0.0 and treynor ratio of (0.18)
AutoNation buy, hold, or sell suggestion module can be used to check and cross-verify current buy, hold, or sell recommendation provided by analysts analyzing the organization potential to grow using all of fundamental, technical, data market data available at the time. To make sure AutoNation is not overpriced, please confirm all AutoNation Inc 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 Inc has Number of Shares Shorted of 11.06 M, we suggest you validate AutoNation Inc 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.

Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return-0.13Value At Risk-2.1541
Potential Upside2.2013Standard Deviation1.339
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AutoNation Greeks

Alpha over DOW
βBeta against DOW=0.82
Overall volatility
 IrInformation ratio =0.24

AutoNation Volatility Alert

AutoNation Inc exhibits very low volatility with skewness of 0.16 and kurtosis of -0.73. However, we advise investors to further study AutoNation Inc technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable.
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FundamentalsAutoNationPeer Average
Return On Equity17.58 % (15.17) %
Return On Asset4.81 % (15.64) %
Profit Margin1.9 % (5.5) %
Operating Margin3.57 % (10.91) %
Current Valuation11.17 B152.14 B
Shares Outstanding100.44 M1.43 B
Shares Owned by Insiders12.04 % 6.91 %
Shares Owned by Institutions92.24 % 18.37 %
Number of Shares Shorted11.06 M3.24 M
Price to Earning11.33 times40.69 times
Price to Book1.83 times14.44 times
Price to Sales0.21 times17.81 times
Revenue21.47 B9.85 B
Gross Profit3.31 B21.75 B
EBITDA916.2 M1.41 B
Net Income409.3 M517.71 M
Cash and Equivalents52.5 M3.89 B
Cash per Share0.52 times5.17 times
Total Debt6.46 B7.36 B
Debt to Equity258.6 % 0.72 %
Current Ratio0.76 times3.3 times
Book Value Per Share24.88 times13.64 times
Cash Flow from Operations526.5 M1.25 B
Short Ratio8.43 times2.09 times
Earnings Per Share4.02 times2.3 times
Price to Earnings To Growth2.43 times1.22 times
Number of Employees26 K10.67 K
Market Capitalization4.57 B29.78 B
Total Asset8.5 B126.86 B
Retained Earnings3.13 B38.24 B
Working Capital648.4 M3.58 B
Current Asset3.63 B36.8 B
Strong Hold


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Financial Leverage

   Sale by Jonathan Ferrando of 30270 shares of AutoNation [view details]
Risk Adjusted Performance(0.018951)
Market Risk Adjusted Performance(0.17)
Mean Deviation1.08
Coefficient Of Variation(1,007)
Standard Deviation1.34
Information Ratio(0.24)
Jensen Alpha(0.29)
Total Risk Alpha(1.05)
Treynor Ratio(0.18)
Maximum Drawdown4.66
Value At Risk(2.15)
Potential Upside2.2

Current Valuation

AutoNation Current Valuation Analysis
AutoNation Inc is rated third in current valuation category among related companies. After adjusting for long-term liabilities, total market size of Vehicle Sales And Repair industry is presently estimated at about 71.03 Billion. AutoNation retains roughly 11.17 Billion in current valuation claiming about 16% of Vehicle Sales And Repair industry.