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Current Change: Group 1 Automotive (NYSE: GPI)

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Group 1 Automotive trades as part of the consumer cyclical sector and is part of the autos industry. The company CEO is Earl J. Hesterberg. Group 1 Automotive Inc sells new and used cars and light trucks. Its activities include sale service and insurance contracts; provides automotive maintenance and repair services; and sell vehicle parts.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The GPI stock showed a previous change of 0.83% with an open at 61.59 and a close of 62.00. It reached an intraday high of 62.56 and a low of 61.59.

SeekingAlpha:  Group 1 Automotive: Goldman sees 24% upside

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $1.1b with 18.3m shares outstanding, of which the float is 16.4m shares. Trading volume reached 200,140 shares compared to its average volume of 159,534 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Group 1 Automotive shares returned 2.04% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 2.05%. Over three months, it changed 22.34%. In one year it has changed -15.81% and within that year its 52-week high was 81.16 and its 52-week low was 48.69. GPI stock is 27.34% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 63.59 and a 50 day moving average of 60.03. Currently GPI stock is trading -2.51% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

SeekingAlpha:  Group 1 Automotive: Goldman sees 24% upside

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 8.93 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 7.94. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 2.45. The TTM EPS is 8.93, which comes to a TTM PE of 6.94. Historically, the PE high was 26.90 and the PE low was 4.80. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 42.88, which is a decrease of -30.84%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  2.31
09-30-2018:  2.47
06-30-2018:  2.45
03-31-2018:  1.70

The dividend per share is currently 1.04, which is a dividend yield of 1.68%. Also, the payout ratio is 11.65%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 62.83, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 1.32%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 161.40% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 2,712,567, which is 14.79% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 17.48. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 1.78

SeekingAlpha:  Griffon beats by $0.14, misses on revenue

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 14.03%, return on assets is 3.15%, profit margin is 1.37%, price-to-sales is 0.10 and price-to-book is 1.03.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 3  :Valuation Score
 1  :Past Performance Score
 2  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 3  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.