AN : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Earnings Expectations for the Week of July 15

    July 14, 2013
    The earnings season ramps up this week, providing plenty of perspective on how the financial and technology sectors fared ...
  2. AutoNation's June Sales Climb 10% - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    Automotive retailer AutoNation Inc. posted a 10% year-over-year increase in retail new vehicle sales to 25,162 units in Jun
  3. CarMax Stays Neutral - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    On Jun 27, we maintained our Neutral recommendation on CarMax based on its continuous focus in the used-vehicle market and ...
  4. AutoNation Witnesses Sales Upsurge - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2013
    Automotive retailer AutoNation reported 11% year-over-year increase in sales to 26,372 vehicles in May 2013
  5. The U.S. Auto Industry Is Back

    May 14, 2013
    For investors, betting on the U.S. auto sector could lead to plenty of profits.
  6. Penske Raises Dividend - Analyst Blog

    January 31, 2013
    Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (PAG) approved a 7.7% rise in cash dividend to 14 cents per share for the fourth quarter of ...
  7. December Sales Up 15% at AutoNation - Analyst Blog

    January 9, 2013
    The Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based largest automotive retailer AutoNation Inc. (AN) recorded 15% year-over-year increase ...
  8. Group 1 Acquires Kia Dealership - Analyst Blog

    January 3, 2013
    Group 1 Automotive Inc. (GPI) announced the acquisition of Shawnee Mission Kia dealership in Overland Park, Kansas as part ...
  9. Lithia Increases Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    December 24, 2012
    Lithia Motors Inc. (LAD) announced that it has increased its five-year revolving syndicated credit facility by $150 million ...
  10. Earnings Preview: CarMax - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2012
    CarMax Inc. (KMX) is expected to release its third quarter fiscal 2013 results before the market opens on December 20. The ...
  11. Penske Acquires Two New Dealerships - Analyst Blog

    November 20, 2012
    Penske Automotive Group Inc. (PAG) has announced the acquisition of two dealerships, namely Jon Lancaster Toyota Scion and ...
  12. CarMax Expands in Massachusetts - Analyst Blog

    November 15, 2012
    CarMax Inc. (KMX) recently purchased a 25 acre Carnegie Row plot on the AutoMile in Norwood, Massachusetts, according to ...
  13. Impressive Quarter for Penske - Analyst Blog

    November 6, 2012
    Penske Automotive Group Inc. (PAG) reported adjusted earnings per share of 60 cents for the third quarter of 2012 (excluding ...
  14. Royal Caribbean and Other Big Movers In Services on October 25, ...

    October 25, 2012
    It's been a quiet morning for the market. The Nasdaq remains relatively unchanged; the S&P 500 is unchanged; and the Dow ...
  15. CarMax Approves Share Repurchase - Analyst Blog

    October 22, 2012
    CarMax Inc. (KMX) announced that its board of directors has approved a share repurchase program worth $300 million. The authorization ...
  16. S&P Raises Group 1's Outlook - Analyst Blog

    October 4, 2012
    Standard & Poor's (S&P) Ratings Services has upgraded its rating outlook on Group 1 Automotive Inc. (GPI) to Positive from ...
  17. Penske Redeems $57.3 Million Notes - Analyst Blog

    October 3, 2012
    Penske Automotive Group Inc. (PAG), on September 27, announced that it has redeemed the remaining 7.75% senior subordinated ...
  18. Coach and More Big Movers in Services on September 21, 2012

    September 21, 2012
    The Nasdaq is unchanged, the S&P 500 has decreased 0.3% and the Dow has moved little so far today. While the market overall ...
  19. PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Among Services' Biggest Movers on ...

    September 4, 2012
    The morning has been bad for the market. The Nasdaq is down 0.8%; the S&P 500 has fallen 0.5%; and the Dow has declined ...
  20. Lithia Buys Connell Chevrolet - Analyst Blog

    August 29, 2012
    Lithia Motors (LAD) reported the acquisition of Connell Chevrolet located in Killeen, Texas. The store, which will be named ...
  21. Moody's Lifts Group 1 Rating - Analyst Blog

    August 23, 2012
    Moody's Investors Services has upgraded its corporate family and probability of default ratings on Group 1 Automotive Inc. ...
  22. 2 Comeback Stories with Good Yields

    March 31, 2012
    One company is coming back in the tough retail sector and another is making its name in the fiercely competitive automotive ...
  23. West Marine Continues Its Recovery

    March 12, 2012
    After four years of operating losses, West Marine finally posted solid year-end earnings. Now may be the time to buy.
  24. Strong U.S. Jobs Growth: Will These Profitable Companies Benefit?

    January 9, 2012
    With a rebounding U.S. job market, the economy might be rebounding faster than initially expected.
  25. CarMax's Potential Remains Wide Open

    January 2, 2012
    Find out how well the leader in used car sales has been performing and why they could double their store count over the next ...
  26. CarMax's Less Than Maximum Results

    September 26, 2011
    CarMax boosted sales in its recent quarter as its selling prices for vehicles rose. Overall results, however, were disappointing.
  27. S&P 500 - August Winners

    September 6, 2011
    Despite the overall carnage in the market, there were some winners in the S&P 500 in August 2011. These stocks benefited ...
  28. CarMax Drives On

    June 27, 2011
    Used car chain CarMax had a tremendous quarter despite the weak consumer and the problems with the economy.
  29. Consumers Speak With Their Wallets

    April 28, 2011
    Consumer discretionary spending is up across the board, despite the gloom and doom assumptions that spending is completely ...
  30. CarMax Stays In The Fast Lane

    April 1, 2011
    CarMax still isn't cheap, but the company keeps delivering on its growth potential.
  31. The 2011 Billionaire Investment Portfolio

    February 16, 2011
    Find out where the extremely wealthy are putting their cash in 2011.
  32. CarMax Suffers For Investors' Over-revved Expectations

    January 3, 2011
    CarMax suffers a common fate for highly valued companies.
  33. Used Cars A Sweet Deal For Retailers Too

    September 22, 2010
    Not only does a used vehicle provide good value for consumers, it's also a great profit-driver for car retailers.
  34. Interested In The Short Interest Leaders?

    September 15, 2010
    For those with a bullish tilt, this data series can prove to be most valuable.
  35. Any Deals At The Auto Mart?

    July 7, 2010
    As auto sales rise compared to last year, but come in below expectations, the auto dealers have become attractive investments.
  36. CarMax Floors It, Accelerates Earnings

    June 29, 2010
    CarMax had a terrific quarter and has shown good earnings momentum as well as sales increases.
  37. CarMax Supercharges Earnings

    April 9, 2010
    CarMax had both a strong fourth quarter and a strong fiscal year.
  38. Is There Any Value Left In Retail?

    March 30, 2010
    With more than half of the retail companies in the S&P trading right around their 52-week highs, is there any value left ...
  39. Used Car Market On Top

    December 22, 2009
    It's likely that CarMax's results are a sign of a new growth story that will take place at the company over the next couple ...
  40. 3 Stocks The Insiders Like

    November 9, 2009
    Insider transactions help potential investors gauge the prospects of a particular stock.
  41. Sears Is Not A Retailer

    July 9, 2009
    If you're ignoring Sears because you think it's a retail investment, think again.
  42. CarMax Shifts To Overdrive

    June 24, 2009
    Carmax shares soared recently on much better than expected earnings. Can the company stay in overdrive?
  43. Penske's In The Driver's Seat At Saturn

    June 11, 2009
    Roger Penske's company is buying the Saturn brand from GM. Is that a good thing for Penske Auto Group shareholders?
  44. Chico's Tops Companies With Insider Buying

    April 21, 2009
    When a company is trading near its high and has recent insider buying, it's definitely worth a closer look.
  45. CarMax Running On Empty

    April 8, 2009
    A new Congressional bill could hurt used car dealers like CarMax.
  46. Four Companies Buying Its Own Debt

    February 18, 2009
    During the current crisis the proper action to take is to buy back debt, reduce interest expense and leverage.
  47. CarMax Sees Earnings, Sales And Revenue Crash

    September 23, 2008
    Retail is tough enough right now, but retail that relies on seized credit markets to make a sale is nearly impossible.
  48. Sonic Won't Run Out Of Gas

    September 12, 2008
    Sonic's Q2 earnings dropped by 59%. Are auto sales out of gas? I don't believe so. I'll discuss why now is a great time to ...
  49. Should You Endorse A Blank-Check Company?

    April 9, 2008
    Blank-check companies are the saviors of the IPO markets. They're great for the founding shareholders, but do they make sense ...
  50. Kick The Tires (GPI, AN, SAH)

    April 24, 2007
    Selling cars involves more than a slick smile and a cheesy moustache. We glimpse the inner workings of three mega-dealers.
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