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 56.43  2.5  4.24%

Allowing for the 30-days total investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding AutoNation Inc is 'Buy'.
For the selected time horizon AutoNation Inc has a risk adjusted performance of 0.1215, jensen alpha of 0.2216, total risk alpha of (0.41), sortino ratio of 0.1722 and treynor ratio of 0.4672
Macroaxis buy, hold, or sell suggestion module provides unbiased buy, hold, or sell recommendation that can be used to complement current average analyst sentiment on AutoNation Inc. Our buy, hold, or sell suggestion engine ##verb4## current market data to analyse the corporation potential to grow from the prospective of investors risk tolerance and investing horizon. 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 11.46 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 Return0.43Value At Risk1.52
Potential Upside2.85Standard Deviation1.66
 Return Density 

Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
Schwab Charles Investment Management IncCommon Shares265.4 K13.6 M
Nisa Investment Advisors LlcCommon Shares28.9 K1.5 M
Chickasaw Capital Management LlcCommon Shares25 K1.3 M
Gulf International Bank Uk LtdCommon Shares22.8 K1.2 M
Oregon Public Employees Retirement FundCommon Shares22.2 K1.1 M
Bank Of MontrealCommon Shares17.5 K898 K
Louisiana State Employees Retirement SystemCommon Shares15 K770 K
Simplex Trading LlcCall Options36.09 K
Simplex Trading LlcPut Options84.04 K

AutoNation Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=0.9
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.12

AutoNation Volatility Alert

AutoNation Inc has relatively low volatility with skewness of 0.71 and kurtosis of 0.01. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate AutoNation Inc to ensure market all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future risk-adjusted return.
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FundamentalsAutoNationPeer Average
Return On Equity18.05 % (15.17) %
Return On Asset4.86 % (15.64) %
Profit Margin1.87 % (5.5) %
Operating Margin3.58 % (10.91) %
Current Valuation11.72 B152.14 B
Shares Outstanding91.24 M1.43 B
Shares Owned by Insiders13.3 % 6.91 %
Shares Owned by Institutions100.06 % 18.37 %
Number of Shares Shorted11.46 M3.24 M
Price to Earning14.6 times40.69 times
Price to Book2.4 times14.44 times
Price to Sales0.25 times17.81 times
Revenue21.33 B9.85 B
Gross Profit3.31 B21.75 B
EBITDA917.6 M1.41 B
Net Income399.1 M517.71 M
Cash and Equivalents53.3 M3.89 B
Cash per Share0.58 times5.17 times
Total Debt6.49 B7.36 B
Debt to Equity294.8 % 0.72 %
Current Ratio0.73 times3.3 times
Book Value Per Share24.12 times13.64 times
Cash Flow from Operations494.2 M1.25 B
Short Ratio9.2 times2.09 times
Earnings Per Share3.97 times2.3 times
Price to Earnings To Growth2.9 times1.22 times
Number of Employees26 K10.67 K
Market Capitalization5.29 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


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Financial Leverage

   Exercise or conversion by Stephan Michael J of 265 shares of AutoNation subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]
Risk Adjusted Performance0.1215
Market Risk Adjusted Performance0.4772
Mean Deviation1.33
Semi Deviation0.6815
Downside Deviation1.15
Coefficient Of Variation387.42
Standard Deviation1.66
Information Ratio0.1197
Jensen Alpha0.2216
Total Risk Alpha(0.41)
Sortino Ratio0.1722
Treynor Ratio0.4672
Maximum Drawdown4.37
Value At Risk(1.52)
Potential Upside2.85
Downside Variance1.33
Semi Variance0.4644
Expected Short fall(1.84)

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 73.52 Billion. AutoNation retains roughly 11.72 Billion in current valuation claiming about 16% of Vehicle Sales And Repair industry.