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Current Performance: Sonic Automotive (NYSE: SAH)


Sonic Automotive is in the autos industry and is in the consumer cyclical sector. The company CEO is David Bruton Smith. Sonic Automotive Inc is an auto dealership group based in the US with more than 100 stores spread across the country. The company deals in the addition of new- and used-vehicle. It provides parts and collision repair, and wholesale auctions services.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The SAH stock showed a previous change of -1.45% with an open at 15.85 and a close of 15.67. It reached an intraday high of 15.99 and a low of 15.45.

PR Newswire:  Sonic Automotive, Inc. Schedules Release Of 2019 First Quarter Financial Results


The stock has a market cap of $673.7m with 43.0m shares outstanding, of which the float is 34.2m shares. Trading volume reached 126,383 shares compared to its average volume of 211,238 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, Sonic Automotive shares returned -4.68% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 13.28%. Over three months, it changed -0.51%. In one year it has changed -20.71% and within that year its 52-week high was 23.60 and its 52-week low was 12.78. SAH stock is 22.61% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 17.20 and a 50 day moving average of 14.89. Currently SAH stock is trading -8.89% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

PR Newswire:  Sonic Automotive, Inc. Schedules Release Of 2019 First Quarter Financial Results


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.2 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 13.06. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.19. The TTM EPS is 1.80, which comes to a TTM PE of 8.71. Historically, the PE high was 18.10 and the PE low was 6.10. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 10.97, which is a decrease of -29.97%.

The dividend per share is currently 0.40, which is a dividend yield of 2.55%. Also, the payout ratio is 22.22%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 13.93, which means it may be overvalued by -12.45%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 99.00% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 3,963,570, which is 9.22% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 15.59. 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 1.49

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 6.55%, return on assets is 1.39%, profit margin is 0.73%, price-to-sales is 0.10 and price-to-book is 0.83.

Company Scores:

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

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.