Analyst Ratings for AutoNation Inc. (AN)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of AutoNation Inc. (NYSE:AN) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, AN was issued an average rating of Hold.

A buy rating was issued by 4 analysts, 2 issued an overweight rating, 12 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 2 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

AN was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 57, which equates to a potential upside of 34.18 percent. The minimum price target given was 38, which equates to a potential downside of -10.55 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.51 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.26 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.39 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of AN to grow at a rate of -8.66 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of AN is -1.16.

AN has a 52-week high of 54.15 and a 52-week low of 38.20. Currently the stock is 11.2 percent higher than its low, and 21.55 percent below the high. AN has a P/E ratio of 10.02. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AN value stock report compares AN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of AN is $4.34 billion. AN will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.