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Sonic Automotive, Inc.
Index- P/E10.97 EPS (ttm)4.66 Insider Own9.30% Shs Outstand41.54M Perf Week0.55%
Market Cap2.16B Forward P/E9.53 EPS next Y5.37 Insider Trans-7.60% Shs Float22.22M Perf Month0.33%
Income202.20M PEG19.94 EPS next Q1.22 Inst Own84.60% Short Float14.51% Perf Quarter14.30%
Sales10.25B P/S0.21 EPS this Y-136.10% Inst Trans0.28% Short Ratio9.73 Perf Half Y27.33%
Book/sh19.90 P/B2.57 EPS next Y7.26% ROA5.60% Target Price58.17 Perf Year115.37%
Cash/sh1.83 P/C27.98 EPS next 5Y0.55% ROE25.60% 52W Range18.11 - 56.07 Perf YTD32.62%
Dividend0.48 P/FCF9.54 EPS past 5Y-21.90% ROI0.60% 52W High-11.20% Beta2.58
Dividend %0.94% Quick Ratio0.30 Sales past 5Y0.30% Gross Margin14.40% 52W Low174.93% ATR2.08
Employees8100 Current Ratio1.00 Sales Q/Q20.70% Oper. Margin3.40% RSI (14)46.91 Volatility4.10% 4.19%
OptionableYes Debt/Eq2.43 EPS Q/Q126.40% Profit Margin2.00% Rel Volume0.16 Prev Close51.15
ShortableYes LT Debt/Eq0.85 EarningsApr 29 BMO Payout8.30% Avg Volume331.40K Price49.79
Recom2.00 SMA20-1.50% SMA50-1.40% SMA20013.17% Volume3,622 Change-2.66%
Jan-15-21Upgrade JP Morgan Neutral → Overweight $55
Nov-17-20Upgrade BofA Securities Underperform → Buy
Oct-19-20Initiated Seaport Global Securities Buy $47
May-01-20Reiterated The Benchmark Company Buy $23 → $27.50
Mar-12-20Initiated The Benchmark Company Buy $35
Nov-14-19Upgrade Morgan Stanley Underweight → Equal-Weight
Sep-10-19Upgrade JP Morgan Underweight → Neutral $23 → $30
Aug-15-19Downgrade BofA/Merrill Buy → Neutral $26 → $29
Jun-05-19Upgrade Stephens Equal-Weight → Overweight $19 → $30
Apr-26-19Upgrade BofA/Merrill Neutral → Buy
Feb-19-19Initiated JP Morgan Underweight $14
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Oct-19-17Downgrade BofA/Merrill Neutral → Underperform
Feb-23-17Downgrade BofA/Merrill Buy → Neutral
Jan-10-17Downgrade CL King Buy → Neutral
Apr-11-16Initiated Jefferies Hold
Jan-21-16Initiated Sidoti Buy
Nov-09-15Upgrade Goldman Sell → Neutral
Jul-22-15Upgrade BofA/Merrill Neutral → Buy
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Sonic Automotive, Inc. operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. It operates in two segments, Franchised Dealerships and EchoPark. The Franchised Dealerships segment is involved in the sale of new and used cars and light trucks, and replacement parts; provision of vehicle maintenance, manufacturer warranty repair, and paint and collision repair services; and arrangement of extended warranties, service contracts, financing, insurance, and other aftermarket products. The EchoPark segment sells used cars and light trucks; and arranges finance and insurance product sales in pre-owned vehicle specialty retail locations. As of December 31, 2020, the company operated 96 new vehicle franchises representing 21 brands of cars and light trucks; 14 collision repair centers in 12 states; and 16 EchoPark stores. Sonic Automotive, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Insider Trading Relationship Date Transaction Cost #Shares Value ($) #Shares Total SEC Form 4
SMITH DAVID BRUTONChief Executive OfficerApr 14Option Exercise16.76119,4902,002,652544,879Apr 14 06:32 PM
Byrd HeathEVP and CFOApr 14Option Exercise16.7645,483762,295151,244Apr 14 07:06 PM
DYKE JEFFPresidentApr 14Option Exercise16.7632,547545,488836,652Apr 14 06:33 PM
Byrd HeathEVP and CFOApr 14Sale49.8045,4832,265,053105,761Apr 14 07:06 PM
DYKE JEFFPresidentApr 14Sale50.0032,5471,627,350804,105Apr 14 06:33 PM
SMITH DAVID BRUTONChief Executive OfficerApr 14Sale49.78119,4905,948,212425,389Apr 14 06:32 PM
SMITH DAVID BRUTONChief Executive OfficerApr 13Option Exercise16.7613,029218,366438,418Apr 14 06:32 PM
Byrd HeathEVP and CFOApr 13Option Exercise16.769,281155,550115,042Apr 14 07:06 PM
Byrd HeathEVP and CFOApr 13Sale49.179,281456,347105,761Apr 14 07:06 PM
SMITH DAVID BRUTONChief Executive OfficerApr 13Sale49.1613,029640,506425,389Apr 14 06:32 PM
Byrd HeathEVP and CFOApr 12Option Exercise16.7612,729213,338118,490Apr 14 07:06 PM
SMITH DAVID BRUTONChief Executive OfficerApr 12Option Exercise16.7619,882333,222445,271Apr 14 06:32 PM
DYKE JEFFPresidentApr 12Option Exercise16.7654,048905,844858,153Apr 14 06:33 PM
Byrd HeathEVP and CFOApr 12Sale49.8312,729634,286105,761Apr 14 07:06 PM
DYKE JEFFPresidentApr 12Sale50.0854,0482,706,724804,105Apr 14 06:33 PM
SMITH DAVID BRUTONChief Executive OfficerApr 12Sale49.8319,882990,720425,389Apr 14 06:32 PM
DYKE JEFFPresidentMar 05Sale46.6516,573773,130260,955Mar 09 04:02 PM
SMITH DAVID BRUTONChief Executive OfficerAug 20Sale45.005,999269,955381,866Aug 20 05:02 PM
SMITH DAVID BRUTONChief Executive OfficerAug 18Sale45.0710,946493,380387,865Aug 20 05:02 PM
Byrd HeathEVP and CFOAug 05Sale40.8320,000816,600114,236Aug 07 04:06 PM
DYKE JEFFPresidentJul 15Sale40.0025,0001,000,0001,065,153Jul 17 04:04 PM
Byrd HeathEVP and CFOJul 10Sale35.017,565264,851134,236Jul 10 04:24 PM
Byrd HeathEVP and CFOJul 08Sale35.0011,935417,725141,801Jul 10 04:24 PM
DOOLAN VICTOR HDirectorMay 28Sale28.465,000142,30032,088May 29 04:47 PM