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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for AN. The highest price target was 57, implying a possible profit of 34.18 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 38, implying potential capital losses of -10.55 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.51 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.26 percent, compared to last month. 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of AN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -8.66 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of AN is -1.16.

AN has traded between a high of 54.15 and a low of 38.20 over the past year. 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 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.