It’s been a crucial week for AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN); here’s what analysts have to say.

September 30, 2018 - By Pearl Odom

AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.71 in 2018 Q2. Its down 0.31, from 1.02 in 2018Q1. It worsened, as 53 investors sold AutoNation, Inc. shares while 91 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 58.94 million shares or 2.16% less from 60.24 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Envestnet Asset Mgmt Inc invested in 0% or 10,686 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Com reported 43,340 shares. Laurion Cap Management Limited Partnership reported 32,933 shares. First Republic Invest Mngmt invested in 0.01% or 53,211 shares. New York-based Gabelli Funds Lc has invested 0.16% in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). Shelton Capital reported 0.01% of its portfolio in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). Jpmorgan Chase & Com owns 0% invested in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) for 119,194 shares. Leuthold Grp Inc Limited Liability has 65,207 shares for 0.35% of their portfolio. 30,285 were accumulated by Mason Street Advsr. D E Shaw & holds 0.01% in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) or 84,772 shares. North Star Inv Mgmt, Illinois-based fund reported 140 shares. Boston Private Wealth Limited Company has 12,447 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Moreover, Ubs Asset Management Americas has 0% invested in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). Quantitative Systematic Strategies Limited Co reported 17,678 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman And invested in 16 shares or 0% of the stock.

Since June 15, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $4.60 million activity. EDELSON DAVID B had sold 42,000 shares worth $2.03M on Tuesday, July 10. 33,006 shares were sold by JACKSON MICHAEL J, worth $1.63M.

AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering AutoNation (NYSE:AN), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. AutoNation had 5 analyst reports since April 16, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Buckingham Research maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $47 target in Thursday, August 2 report. As per Tuesday, July 10, the company rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley. The stock of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 16 by Guggenheim. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, April 18. Below is a list of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) latest ratings and price target changes.

24/08/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $48 Initiates Coverage On
02/08/2018 Broker: Buckingham Research Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $51 New Target: $47 Maintain
10/07/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $57 Downgrade
18/04/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $53.0000 Maintain
16/04/2018 Broker: Guggenheim Rating: Hold Initiate

The stock decreased 1.33% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $41.55. About 751,618 shares traded. AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) has declined 4.43% since September 30, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.05% the S&P500.

AutoNation, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.73 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Domestic, Import, and Premium Luxury. It has a 8.8 P/E ratio. It offers a range of automotive services and products, including new and used vehicles; and parts and services, such as automotive repair and maintenance services, and wholesale parts and collision services.

More recent AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) news were published by: 247Wallst.com which released: “10 Well-Known Large Stocks That Do Not Know It’s a Raging Bull Market” on September 27, 2018. Also 247Wallst.com published the news titled: “What Will AutoNation Focus on in CEO Search?” on September 19, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Tesla starts making car carriers” with publication date: September 25, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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