EPS for AutoZone, Inc. (AZO) Expected At $12.99

May 16, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 37 investors sold AutoZone, Inc. shares while 200 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 116 raised stakes. 25.09 million shares or 5.64% less from 26.58 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Blackrock Incorporated accumulated 0.06% or 1.85 million shares. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability has 2,780 shares for 0.5% of their portfolio. Tyvor Ltd Liability Company holds 4.51% or 20,200 shares. 5,200 were reported by Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al. Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas has invested 0.06% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Summit Asset Management Lc holds 0.61% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) or 1,787 shares. Moreover, Westpac has 0.17% invested in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) for 10,818 shares. Douglass Winthrop Advsr Limited Liability holds 0.04% of its portfolio in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) for 1,025 shares. The Michigan-based Ls Advsrs Ltd Llc has invested 0.07% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Daiwa Secs Gp Inc reported 833 shares stake. Geode Cap Mngmt Limited Liability holds 287,964 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Massmutual Fsb Adv has invested 0% of its portfolio in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). San Francisco Sentry Investment Group (Ca) accumulated 10 shares or 0% of the stock. Nippon Life Global Investors Americas reported 0.4% stake. Reliant Mgmt Llc owns 0.25% invested in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) for 515 shares.

Since January 3, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 5 sales for $12.56 million activity. Shares for $98,413 were bought by BROOKS DOUGLAS H. Graves William W sold $7.82M worth of stock or 10,500 shares. $2.05 million worth of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) was sold by Smith Richard Craig on Thursday, January 4. Shares for $577,472 were sold by Daniele Philip B. on Friday, January 12.

Analysts expect AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) to report $12.99 EPS on May, 22 before the open.They anticipate $1.55 EPS change or 13.55 % from last quarter’s $11.44 EPS. AZO’s profit would be $349.44 million giving it 12.59 P/E if the $12.99 EPS is correct. After having $10.38 EPS previously, AutoZone, Inc.’s analysts see 25.14 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $654. About 100,614 shares traded. AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) has declined 11.15% since May 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.70% the S&P500.

AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) Ratings Coverage

Among 15 analysts covering AutoZone (NYSE:AZO), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. AutoZone had 23 analyst reports since November 29, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, March 1, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. Guggenheim initiated the shares of AZO in report on Tuesday, April 17 with “Hold” rating. As per Wednesday, February 28, the company rating was maintained by Wedbush. The stock of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, December 6 by Guggenheim. Argus Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $850 target in Wednesday, April 25 report. Wedbush upgraded the shares of AZO in report on Thursday, April 5 to “Outperform” rating. As per Friday, February 23, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The stock of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Wednesday, December 6. Goldman Sachs upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $78000 target in Monday, May 7 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, December 5.

AutoZone, Inc. retails and distributes automotive replacement parts and accessories. The company has market cap of $17.59 billion. It offers various products for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans, and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. It has a 13.85 P/E ratio. The company's products include A/C compressors, batteries and accessories, bearings, belts and hoses, calipers, carburetors, chassis, clutches, CV axles, engines, fuel pumps, fuses, ignition and lighting products, mufflers, radiators, thermostats, starters and alternators, and water pumps.

More notable recent AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Why Goldman Sachs Is Adding AutoZone, McDonald’s To Its Conviction List” on May 07, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “AutoZone to Release Third Quarter Earnings May 22, 2018” published on April 26, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Death Of Retail Is Premature” on May 16, 2018. More interesting news about AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Value In AutoZone” published on April 18, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “AutoZone Appoints New Board Members” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

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