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 maximum price target given was 57, implying a possible profit of 34.18 percent. The minimum price target given was 38, implying a possible loss of -10.55 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of AN is -1.16.

In the last 52-weeks, AN has achieved a high of 54.15 and a low of 38.20. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 11.2 percent, and below the high by 21.55 percent. AN has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $4.34 billion. AN is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.