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How to buy AutoNation (AN) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in AutoNation stocks.

AutoNation is an auto & truck dealerships business based in the US. AutoNation stocks (AN.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $98.26 – a decrease of 4.39% over the previous week. AutoNation employs 21,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $25 billion.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – AN – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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AutoNation stock price (NYSE:AN)

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AutoNation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$105.07
52-week range$70.64 - $133.48
50-day moving average $119.03
200-day moving average $110.68
Wall St. target price$155.13
PE ratio 7.7827
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $14.12

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Is it a good time to buy AutoNation stock?

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AutoNation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $105.07 from 2022-01-20

1 week (2022-01-13) -5.86%
1 month (2021-12-17) -7.79%
3 months (2021-10-17) N/A
6 months (2021-07-21) -10.69%
1 year (2021-01-21) 36.12%
2 years (2020-01-21) 132.87%
3 years (2019-01-18) 177.08%
5 years (2017-01-20) 103.27%

Is AutoNation under- or over-valued?

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

AutoNation's P/E ratio

AutoNation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, AutoNation shares trade at around 8x 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.

AutoNation's PEG ratio

AutoNation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.4126. 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 AutoNation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

AutoNation's EBITDA

AutoNation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.9 billion.

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

AutoNation financials

Revenue TTM $25 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.68%
Gross profit TTM $3.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 11.8%
Return on equity TTM 39.82%
Profit margin 4.54%
Book value $35.96
Market capitalisation $7.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

AutoNation share dividends

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

Have AutoNation's shares ever split?

AutoNation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 10 June 1996. 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 AutoNation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for AutoNation shares which in turn could have impacted AutoNation's share price.

AutoNation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AutoNation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $70.6372 up to $133.48. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AN.US volatility(beta: 1.4)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 AutoNation's is 1.3979. This would suggest that AutoNation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

AutoNation overview

AutoNation, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Domestic, Import, and Premium Luxury. It offers a range of automotive products and services, including new and used vehicles; and parts and services, such as automotive repair and maintenance, and wholesale parts and collision services. The company also provides automotive finance and insurance products comprising vehicle services and other protection products, as well as arranges finance for vehicle purchases through third-party finance sources. As of December 31, 2020, it owned and operated 315 new vehicle franchises from 230 stores located primarily in metropolitan markets in the Sunbelt region. The company also owned and operated 74 AutoNation-branded collision centers, 5 AutoNation USA used vehicle stores, 4 AutoNation-branded automotive auction operations, and 3 parts distribution centers.

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