AutoNation Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

AN -- USA Stock  

USD 38.90  0.23  0.59%

Allowing for the 30-days total investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding AutoNation is 'Strong Hold'. 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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Current Valuation

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Piotroski F Score

Financial Leverage

For the selected time horizon AutoNation has a risk adjusted performance of 0.39, jensen alpha of 0.54, total risk alpha of 0.34, sortino ratio of 0.0 and treynor ratio of 1.66
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 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 3.51 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

AutoNation Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.59Value At Risk2.6
Potential Upside2.00Standard Deviation1.64
 Return Density 

AutoNation Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=0.36
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.26

AutoNation Volatility Alert

AutoNation exhibits very low volatility with skewness of 0.54 and kurtosis of -0.25. 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 Equity17.59 % (15.17) %
Return On Asset4.82 % (15.64) %
Profit Margin2.02 % (5.50) %
Operating Margin4.37 % (10.91) %
Current Valuation9.87 B152.14 B
Shares Outstanding89.86 M1.43 B
Shares Owned by Insiders13.53 % 6.91 %
Shares Owned by Institutions88.71 % 18.37 %
Number of Shares Shorted3.51 M3.24 M
Price to Earning8.21 times40.69 times
Price to Book1.39 times14.44 times
Price to Sales0.16 times17.81 times
Revenue21.77 B9.85 B
Gross Profit3.36 B21.75 B
EBITDA950.7 M1.41 B
Net Income439.8 M517.71 M
Cash and Equivalents53.1 M3.89 B
Cash per Share0.59 times5.17 times
Total Debt6.5 B7.36 B
Debt to Equity259.90 % 0.72 %
Current Ratio0.86 times3.30 times
Book Value Per Share27.84 times13.64 times
Cash Flow from Operations207.76 M1.25 B
Short Ratio5.85 times2.09 times
Earnings Per Share4.72 times2.30 times
Price to Earnings To Growth1.04 times1.22 times
Number of Employees26 K10.67 K
Market Capitalization3.48 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 4784 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 6.5 B of total liabilities with total debt to equity ratio (D/E) of 259.9 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 89.0% of AutoNation shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies
Latest headline from MacroaxisInsider: Sale by Lampert Edward S of 107381 shares of AutoNation

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AutoNation Current Analysts Recommendations

Target Median Price48.00
Target Mean Price49.89
Recommendation Mean3.30
Target High Price69.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions9
Target Low Price37.00
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