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How to buy Penske Automotive Group stock

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Penske Automotive Group, Inc is an auto & truck dealerships business based in the US. Penske Automotive Group shares (PAG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Penske Automotive Group

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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 Penske Automotive Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PAG. 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 Penske Automotive Group 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. 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 Penske Automotive Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Penske Automotive Group. 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.

Penske Automotive Group share price

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Penske Automotive Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$19.7099 - USD$67.69
50-day moving average USD$63.7756
200-day moving average USD$55.8767
Wall St. target priceUSD$79.67
PE ratio 9.828
Dividend yield USD$0.85 (1.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$6.745

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Is it a good time to buy Penske Automotive Group stock?

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Is Penske Automotive Group under- or over-valued?

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

Penske Automotive Group's P/E ratio

Penske Automotive Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Penske Automotive Group shares trade at around 10x 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.

Penske Automotive Group's PEG ratio

Penske Automotive Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0751. 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 Penske Automotive Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Penske Automotive Group's EBITDA

Penske Automotive Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$754 million.

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

Penske Automotive Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$20.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.12%
Gross profit TTM USD$3.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.94%
Return on equity TTM 17.76%
Profit margin 2.66%
Book value $41.08
Market capitalisation USD$5.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Penske Automotive Group shares

There are currently 2.6 million Penske Automotive Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Penske Automotive Group's "short interest". This figure is 6.1% down from 2.7 million last month.

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

Penske Automotive Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Penske Automotive Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Penske Automotive Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Penske Automotive Group shares traded daily (recently around 338855.80474934). Penske Automotive Group's SIR currently stands at 7.58. In other words for every 100,000 Penske Automotive Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7580 shares are currently held short.

However Penske Automotive Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Penske Automotive Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Penske Automotive Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Penske Automotive Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Penske Automotive Group shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.082% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Penske Automotive Group shares, roughly 82 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Penske Automotive Group.

Find out more about how you can short Penske Automotive Group stock.

Penske Automotive Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 12.96% of net profits

Recently Penske Automotive Group has paid out, on average, around 12.96% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.59% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Penske Automotive Group shareholders could enjoy a 2.59% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Penske Automotive Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.85 per share.

While Penske Automotive Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Penske Automotive Group is investing more in its future growth.

Penske Automotive Group's most recent dividend payout was on 1 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Penske Automotive Group's shares ever split?

Penske Automotive Group's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 June 2006. 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 Penske Automotive Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Penske Automotive Group shares which in turn could have impacted Penske Automotive Group's share price.

Penske Automotive Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Penske Automotive Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $19.7099 up to $67.69. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PAG.US volatility(beta: 1.54)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 Penske Automotive Group's is 1.5443. This would suggest that Penske Automotive Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Penske Automotive Group overview

Penske Automotive Group, Inc., a diversified transportation services company, operates automotive and commercial truck dealerships. The company operates through four segments: Retail Automotive, Retail Commercial Truck, Other, and Non-Automotive Investments. It operates dealerships under franchise agreements with various automotive manufacturers and distributors. The company engages in the sale of new and used motor vehicles; and related products and services, including vehicle and collision repair services, as well as in the placement of finance and lease contracts, third-party insurance products, and other aftermarket products. It also operates used vehicle supercenters that retails and wholesales used vehicles. The company also operates a heavy and medium duty trucks dealership, offering primarily Freightliner and Western Star branded trucks, as well as a range of used trucks, services and parts, and maintenance and repair services. In addition, it imports and distributes Western Star heavy-duty trucks, MAN heavy and medium duty trucks, buses, and Dennis Eagle refuse collection vehicles, together with associated parts. Further, the company distributes diesel and gas engines, and power systems. The company operates 317 retail automotive franchises, including 145 franchises located in the United States and 172 franchises located outside of the United States; sixteen used vehicle supercenters in the United States and the United Kingdom; and 25 commercial truck dealerships in Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Georgia, Utah, Idaho, and Canada. Penske Automotive Group, Inc. was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

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