Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 26th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.23. The firm had revenue of $2.29 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.29 billion. Ameriprise Finance Incorporated has 0% invested in Sonic Automotive Inc (NYSE:SAH).
01/21/2016 - Sidoti began new coverage on Sonic Automotive, Inc. giving the company a " rating. They expect $0.75 earnings per share, up 5.63% or $0.04 from last year's $0.71 per share. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a "hold" rating and issued a $22.00 price target on shares of Sonic Automotive in a report on Friday, June 16th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a "hold" rating and issued a $22.00 target price on shares of Sonic Automotive in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Sonic Automotive from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Sonic Automotive from a "b" rating to a "c+" rating in a report on Tuesday, May 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock.
In other Sonic Automotive news, insider O Bruton Smith acquired 19,273 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 3rd. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 676,609 shares of the company's stock, valued at $12,551,096.95. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, dividends, valuation and earnings.
Several analysts have recently weighed in on the company. 10,600 are held by Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys. Public Employees Retirement System of OH now owns 8,891 shares of the company's stock worth $178,000 after buying an additional 410 shares in the last quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC raised its stake in Sonic Automotive by 7.1% in the first quarter. Karp Capital Management Corp purchased a new stake in Sonic Automotive during the first quarter valued at about $211,000. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position in Sonic Automotive by 12.5% in the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 356,413 shares of the company's stock worth $7,147,000 after buying an additional 39,514 shares in the last quarter. TAYLOR R EUGENE also bought $102,573 worth of Sonic Automotive Inc (NYSE:SAH) shares.
ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "Zacks: Analysts Expect Sonic Automotive, Inc. (SAH) to Announce $0.48 Earnings Per Share" was originally posted by Community Financial News and is owned by of Community Financial News. If you are accessing this article on another site, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of U.S. and global copyright legislation. Sonic Automotive, Inc. has 0 buy ratings, 6 holds and 1 sells even after the stock tumbled -28.6% from its high of $27.45 to a $922.96 million market value through last close. (NYSE:SAH) was up +2.62% during the last trading session, with a day high of 19.65. 246459 shares were traded on Sonic Automotive, Inc.'s last session. The company has a 50 day moving average of $18.71 and a 200-day moving average of $20.92. The stock has a market capitalization of $868.33 million, a P/E ratio of 11.21 and a beta of 1.54.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 14th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 15th will be given a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.04%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 13th. Sonic Automotive's dividend payout ratio is presently 11.63%.
Sanders Capital LLC Raises Stake in Synchrony Financial (SYF)
The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link . Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 55,389 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,539,814.20.
Secor Capital Advisors Lp decreased its stake in Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH) by 76.99% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.
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