Is AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) a Good Investment?


Technical Indicators and Signals

The stochastic oscillator indicator is the important indicator to compare the security price over a certain period of time. The stochastic %K of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) for the period of 9-Day stands at 60.26% while the stochastic %D for the same period stands at 64.91%.

The 7-Day Average Directional Index ADX (also known as Trend Strength Indicator) of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) signals “Buy” while other important signals like the 20-Day Moving Average Vs. Price signals “Buy”.

Another important signal of trend and momentum of a security is 20-50 Day MACD Oscillator or Moving Average Convergence Divergence signals “Buy” for AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) while 20-100 Day MACD Oscillator indicates “Buy”.

Bollinger band is a volatility indicator of a certain security, currently AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN)’s 20-Day Bollinger Band indicates “Hold”.

About Company

AutoNation, Inc. is the one of the largest automotive retailers in the United States. The company owns and operates new vehicle franchises from dealership locations in major metropolitan markets in numerous states, predominantly in the Sunbelt states. Its business consists primarily of the sale, financing and servicing of new and used vehicles. The company also provides other related services and products, such as the sale of parts and accessories, extended service contracts, aftermarket automotive products and collision repair services.

Previous Day Activity Analysis

On the last trading day, AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) opened the session at $51.18 and after going up 2% closed at $52.48. The stock gained 1.3 points in the last trade.

AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN)’s stock fluctuated in the range of $51.11 and $52.55 during the previous active session. AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) traded with the volume of 1.43 Million with average volume of 1.26 Million. The stock has HIGH volatility on the last trading session.

Currently the Beta for the company remains at 1.21 while ATR (Average True Range) and RSI (Relative Strength Index) are at 1.54 and 64.6 respectively.

Currently the Insider Ownership of the shares of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) is at 0.1% and the shares outstanding are 89.45 Million.

Important Ratio Analysis

Some important ratios to consider here for AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) are discussed below:

Price to Earnings P/E ratio stands at 13.22 while Forward P/E shows the value of 13.01.

The PEG ratio (Price to Earning to Growth) emits the value of 2.33. The Price to Sale P/S and Price to Book P/B shows the value of 0.22 and 2.32 respectively. While Price to Cash P/C and Price to Free Cash Flow P/FCF stands at 88.07 and 22.39 correspondingly.

The Quick Ratio of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) stands at 0.2 while the Current Ratio depicts the value of 0.7.

Return on Assets ROA of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) is at 4% whereas, Return on Equity ROE and Return of Investment ROI of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) stand at 16.9% and 9.4% respectively.

Stock Performance Analysis

The stock performance of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) on the basis of 5 day trade show the dip of -2.25% whereas, the monthly performance of the stock shows increase of 17.17%.

The quarterly performance of the stock remained in green zone with the value of 25.79% while six month performance of the shares of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) remained bullish with the count of 29.45%.

The yearly and YTD performance of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) remained up at 23.86% and 7.87% respectively.