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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for AN. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 57, which equates to a potential upside of 34.18 percent. The lowest price target was 38, implying potential capital losses of -10.55 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes -1.51 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.26 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.39 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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.

AN has an estimated earnings growth rate of -8.66 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. AN has a PEG ratio of -1.16.

AN has traded between a high of 54.15 and a low of 38.20 over the past year. Today's price is 11.2 percent above the 52-week low, and 21.55 percent lower than its 52-week 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.