AutoNation Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

AN -- USA Stock  

USD 48.85  1.14  2.39%

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 current analyst consensus.

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Analyst Consensus

Piotroski F Score

Financial Leverage

For the selected time horizon AutoNation has a mean deviation of 1.11, semi deviation of 1.61, standard deviation of 1.48, variance of 2.19, downside variance of 2.94 and semi variance of 2.59
Macroaxis buy, hold, or sell recommendation tool can be used to complement AutoNation buy or sell advice provided by experts. It analyzes the organization potential to grow against your specific risk preferences and investment horizon. 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 5.83 M, 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

Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.046975Value At Risk1.94
Potential Upside1.67Standard Deviation1.48
 Return Density 

AutoNation Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=0.33
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.05

AutoNation Volatility Alert

AutoNation has relatively low volatility with skewness of -0.94 and kurtosis of 1.72. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate AutoNation to ensure market all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future risk-adjusted return.
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AutoNation Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsAutoNationPeer Average
Return On Equity17.53 % (15.17) %
Return On Asset4.79 % (15.64) %
Profit Margin1.99 % (5.50) %
Operating Margin4.34 % (10.91) %
Current Valuation10.84 B152.14 B
Shares Outstanding90.84 M1.43 B
Shares Owned by Insiders13.39 % 6.91 %
Shares Owned by Institutions89.90 % 18.37 %
Number of Shares Shorted5.83 M3.24 M
Price to Earning10.90 times40.69 times
Price to Book1.80 times14.44 times
Price to Sales0.20 times17.81 times
Revenue21.66 B9.85 B
Gross Profit3.36 B21.75 B
EBITDA940.1 M1.41 B
Net Income430.1 M517.71 M
Cash and Equivalents57.5 M3.89 B
Cash per Share0.63 times5.17 times
Total Debt6.38 B7.36 B
Debt to Equity258.20 % 0.72 %
Current Ratio0.86 times3.30 times
Book Value Per Share27.07 times13.64 times
Cash Flow from Operations337.66 M1.25 B
Short Ratio6.69 times2.09 times
Earnings Per Share4.48 times2.30 times
Price to Earnings To Growth1.25 times1.22 times
Number of Employees26 K10.67 K
Market Capitalization4.44 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
   Purchase by Lampert Edward S of 139811 shares of AutoNation [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 6.38 B of total liabilities with total debt to equity ratio (D/E) of 258.2 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 90.0% of AutoNation shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies
Latest headline from MacroaxisInsider: Exercise or conversion by Jonathan Ferrando of 50000 shares of AutoNation subject to Rule 16b-3
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