Autonation Inc (NYSE:AN) Could Improve Your Long Portfolio After Less Shorts Reported

May 16, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.09, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 20 investors sold AutoNation, Inc. shares while 97 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 62.82 million shares or 10.96% less from 70.55 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Great West Life Assurance Can invested in 70,820 shares. Principal Fin Group holds 0.01% or 254,021 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance Ny has invested 0.01% in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). First Mercantile Trust holds 1,350 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors Ltd Liability Partnership Ma stated it has 0% of its portfolio in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). California Employees Retirement Sys has 0.01% invested in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) for 181,804 shares. Sei Invests Com reported 6,307 shares. Gargoyle Investment Advisor Limited Liability Company stated it has 17,754 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa invested in 0% or 29,766 shares. New York-based Cipher Capital L P has invested 0.1% in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). Sg Americas Securities Limited accumulated 10,119 shares or 0% of the stock. Ls Advisors Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.02% or 6,816 shares in its portfolio. Comerica Bank & Trust accumulated 47,732 shares. First Quadrant L P Ca has 0.02% invested in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). American International Grp holds 0.02% or 122,684 shares in its portfolio.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $1.09 million activity.

The stock of Autonation Inc (NYSE:AN) registered a decrease of 7.44% in short interest. AN’s total short interest was 5.58M shares in May as published by FINRA. Its down 7.44% from 6.03 million shares, reported previously. With 834,900 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 7 days to cover their AN’s short positions. The short interest to Autonation Inc’s float is 9.15%.

The stock increased 0.93% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $46.54. About 156,410 shares traded. AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) has risen 8.96% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.59% the S&P500.

AutoNation, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $4.23 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Domestic, Import, and Premium Luxury. It has a 10.52 P/E ratio. It offers a range of automotive services and products, including new and used vehicles; and parts and services, such as automotive repair and maintenance services, and wholesale parts and collision services.

AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering AutoNation (NYSE:AN), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. AutoNation had 8 analyst reports since December 4, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) earned “Hold” rating by Guggenheim on Monday, April 16. As per Wednesday, April 18, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $57 target in Wednesday, March 14 report. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $60.0 target in Friday, February 2 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Friday, February 9. As per Thursday, January 18, the company rating was maintained by Stephens.

More news for AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “AutoNation (AN) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 01, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “AutoNation: Incorrectly Priced For A No-Growth Future” and published on May 07, 2018 is yet another important article.

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