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AutoZone, Inc is a specialty retail business based in the US. AutoZone shares (AZO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in AutoZone

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for AutoZone. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AZO. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until AutoZone reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$1176.42, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of AutoZone, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of AutoZone. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted AutoZone's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, AutoZone's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$1176.42, which is 9.21% up on its pre-crash value of USD$1068.03 and 71.76% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$684.91.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of AutoZone shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$687.06 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,117.60.

AutoZone share price

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AutoZone shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$1176.42
52-week rangeUSD$684.91 - USD$1274.4075
50-day moving average USD$1185.9491
200-day moving average USD$1127.2664
Wall St. target priceUSD$1392.88
PE ratio 16.5909
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$71.93

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AutoZone price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $1176.42 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-10-16) -1.42%
1 month (2020-09-25) 3.65%
3 months (2020-07-24) 0.67%
6 months (2020-04-24) 12.36%
1 year (2019-10-25) 4.16%
2 years (2018-10-25) 58.98%
3 years (2017-10-25) 100.28%
5 years (2015-10-23) 54.34%

Is AutoZone under- or over-valued?

Valuing AutoZone stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AutoZone's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

AutoZone's P/E ratio

AutoZone's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, AutoZone shares trade at around 17x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

AutoZone's PEG ratio

AutoZone's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5611. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into AutoZone's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

AutoZone's EBITDA

AutoZone's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.9 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a AutoZone's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

AutoZone financials

Revenue TTM USD$12.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 19.8%
Gross profit TTM USD$6.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 12.86%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 13.72%
Book value $-71.298
Market capitalisation USD$27.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting AutoZone shares

There are currently 381,581 AutoZone shares held short by investors – that's known as AutoZone's "short interest". This figure is 4% down from 397,618 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting AutoZone shares can be evaluated.

AutoZone's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

AutoZone's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AutoZone shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AutoZone shares traded daily (recently around 231261.21212121). AutoZone's SIR currently stands at 1.65. In other words for every 100,000 AutoZone shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1650 shares are currently held short.

However AutoZone's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AutoZone shares, or, against the total number of tradable AutoZone shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AutoZone's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AutoZone shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0164% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AutoZone shares, roughly 16 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against AutoZone.

Find out more about how you can short AutoZone stock.

AutoZone's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like AutoZone.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

AutoZone's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 7.49

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and AutoZone's overall score of 7.49 (as at 10/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like AutoZone is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

AutoZone's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.41/100

AutoZone's social score

Social score: 7.12/100

AutoZone's governance score

Governance score: 0.27/100

AutoZone's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. AutoZone scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that AutoZone has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

AutoZone, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 7.49
Total ESG percentile 2.08
Environmental score 4.41
Social score 7.12
Governance score 0.27
Level of controversy 2

AutoZone share dividends

We're not expecting AutoZone to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have AutoZone's shares ever split?

AutoZone's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 21 April 1994. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your AutoZone shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for AutoZone shares which in turn could have impacted AutoZone's share price.

AutoZone share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AutoZone's shares have ranged in value from as little as $684.91 up to $1274.4075. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AZO.US volatility(beta: 0.92)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while AutoZone's is 0.9162. This would suggest that AutoZone's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

AutoZone overview

AutoZone, Inc. retails and distributes automotive replacement parts and accessories. The company offers various products for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans, and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. Its products include A/C compressors, batteries and accessories, bearings, belts and hoses, calipers, carburetors, chassis, clutches, CV axles, engines, fuel pumps, fuses, ignition and lighting products, mufflers, radiators, starters and alternators, thermostats, and water pumps. The company also offers maintenance products, such as antifreeze and windshield washer fluids; brake drums, rotors, shoes, and pads; brake and power steering fluids, and oil and fuel additives; oil and transmission fluids; oil, air, fuel, and transmission filters; oxygen sensors; paints and accessories; refrigerants and accessories; shock absorbers and struts; spark plugs and wires; and windshield wipers, as well as air fresheners, cell phone accessories, drinks and snacks, floor mats and seat covers, interior and exterior accessories, mirrors, performance products, protectants and cleaners, sealants and adhesives, steering wheel covers, stereos and radios, tools, and wash and wax products. In addition, it provides a sales program that offers commercial credit and delivery of parts and other products; and towing and tire repair services. Further, it sells automotive diagnostic and repair software under the ALLDATA brand through alldata.com and alldatadiy.com; and automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products through autozone.com. As of October 16, 2019, it operated 5,772 stores in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Saint Thomas; 604 stores in Mexico; and 35 stores in Brazil. AutoZone, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is based in Memphis, Tennessee.

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