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AutoNation Inc. (AN) Reveals an Earnings Mystery

AutoNation Inc. (NYSE:AN) went down by -0.69% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $135.57. The company’s stock price has collected -0.90% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 10/27/22 that AutoNation Warns of Falling Used-Car Prices as Earnings Disappoint

Is It Worth Investing in AutoNation Inc. (NYSE :AN) Right Now?

AutoNation Inc. (NYSE:AN) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 4.87 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for AN is at 1.11.

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AN currently public float of 40.13M and currently shorts hold a 17.33% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of AN was 1.01M shares.

AN’s Market Performance

AN stocks went down by -0.90% for the week, with a monthly jump of 15.46% and a quarterly performance of -7.72%, while its annual performance rate touched -6.62%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.74% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.80% for AutoNation Inc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 5.16% for AN stocks with a simple moving average of 5.21% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of AN

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for AN stocks, with JP Morgan repeating the rating for AN by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for AN in the upcoming period, according to JP Morgan is $125 based on the research report published on October 06th of the current year 2022.

Argus, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see AN reach a price target of $150. The rating they have provided for AN stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on August 23rd, 2022.

Seaport Research Partners gave a rating of “Buy” to AN, setting the target price at $180 in the report published on July 25th of the current year.

AN Trading at 10.34% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought AN to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -12.10% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.80%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.74%, as shares surge +16.37% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +7.09% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, AN fell by -0.90%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +12.10% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $114.16. In addition, AutoNation Inc. saw 1.99% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at AN starting from LAMPERT EDWARD S, who sale 31,925 shares at the price of $105.29 back on Oct 12. After this action, LAMPERT EDWARD S now owns 6,159,357 shares of AutoNation Inc., valued at $3,361,490 using the latest closing price.

LAMPERT EDWARD S, the 10% Owner of AutoNation Inc., sale 48,213 shares at $104.58 during a trade that took place back on Oct 11, which means that LAMPERT EDWARD S is holding 6,191,282 shares at $5,041,879 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for AN

Equity return is now at value 63.60, with 16.00 for asset returns.

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