Jefferies Maintains a Hold Rating on AutoNation (AN) and $53.0000 Target; Profile of 1 Analysts Covering Regal Entertainment Group (RGC)

April 18, 2018 - By Louis Casey

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New York: In an analyst report released on Wednesday morning, Jefferies restate their Hold rating on shares of AutoNation (NYSE:AN). They currently have a $53.0000 TP on the firm. Jefferies’s target gives a potential upside of 12.57% from the company’s last price.

Among 15 analysts covering Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 7% are positive. Regal Entertainment Group had 67 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Macquarie Research downgraded Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC) rating on Wednesday, December 6. Macquarie Research has “Hold” rating and $23.0 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, December 6 by Loop Capital. Moffett Nathanson downgraded Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC) on Monday, June 12 to “Sell” rating. The stock of Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, November 28. On Friday, April 7 the stock rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Outperform”. Credit Suisse reinitiated Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC) rating on Monday, June 13. Credit Suisse has “Neutral” rating and $20 target. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, June 22. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold” on Wednesday, January 3. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, March 15 with “Neutral”. See Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC) latest ratings:

22/01/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $23.0 Downgrade
17/01/2018 Broker: M Partners Rating: Hold Downgrade
03/01/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $23.0 Maintain
02/01/2018 Broker: B. Riley & Co Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $24.75 Downgrade
02/01/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Inc. New Target: $24.75 23.00
06/12/2017 Broker: Hilliard Lyons Old Rating: Long-Term Buy New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
06/12/2017 Broker: Macquarie Research Rating: Hold New Target: $23.0 Downgrade
06/12/2017 Broker: Moffett Nathanson Old Rating: Sell New Rating: Neutral Upgrade
06/12/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Sector Perform Downgrade
06/12/2017 Broker: Loop Capital Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Old Target: $24 Downgrade

AutoNation, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $4.32 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Domestic, Import, and Premium Luxury. It has a 10.64 P/E ratio. It offers a range of automotive services and products, including new and used vehicles; and parts and services, such as automotive repair and maintenance services, and wholesale parts and collision services.

Analysts await AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) to report earnings on May, 1 before the open. They expect $1.01 earnings per share, up 4.12% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.97 per share. AN’s profit will be $92.74M for 11.65 P/E if the $1.01 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.02 actual earnings per share reported by AutoNation, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -0.98% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.09, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 20 investors sold AutoNation, Inc. shares while 97 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 62.82 million shares or 10.96% less from 70.55 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Nomura Asset Mgmt Limited reported 0.01% of its portfolio in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). Jpmorgan Chase And invested in 0% or 118,307 shares. Iowa-based Principal Financial Grp has invested 0.01% in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). Ls Advsrs Ltd Liability invested in 6,816 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Swiss National Bank & Trust has invested 0.01% in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Company reported 43,784 shares. Greatmark Partners reported 0.12% stake. 389,241 were reported by Brandywine Glob Mgmt Limited Liability Corp. Oz Mngmt Lp holds 0.02% or 87,600 shares in its portfolio. Gargoyle Inv Advisor Ltd Llc has invested 0.36% of its portfolio in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). 28,495 were accumulated by Hsbc Hldg Pcl. Millennium Mgmt Ltd holds 0% of its portfolio in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) for 58,234 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt System has invested 0.01% in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). State Street Corporation accumulated 2.56 million shares. Mutual Of America Cap Mgmt Lc holds 49,495 shares.

Among 22 analysts covering AutoNation (NYSE:AN), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. AutoNation has $78 highest and $35 lowest target. $55.09’s average target is 17.01% above currents $47.08 stock price. AutoNation had 39 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Negative” rating on Thursday, September 28 by Susquehanna. On Thursday, February 2 the stock rating was initiated by Susquehanna with “Neutral”. Jefferies maintained the shares of AN in report on Tuesday, May 30 with “Hold” rating. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) on Monday, November 13 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, February 2. Seaport Global initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, August 9 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, September 8. Gabelli upgraded AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) on Thursday, October 29 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stephens given on Thursday, January 18. The stock of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) earned “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, August 31.

The stock increased 0.41% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $47.08. About 739,393 shares traded. AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) has risen 8.96% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.59% the S&P500.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $1.09 million activity. On Friday, January 5 the insider GRUSKY ROBERT R sold $275,000.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.22, from 1.16 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 62 investors sold Regal Entertainment Group shares while 68 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 99.62 million shares or 22.33% less from 128.26 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 2.10M are owned by Raymond James And Associate. Panagora Asset Mngmt stated it has 117,203 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Tortoise Ltd Llc reported 0.05% in Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC). Moreover, Brookstone Capital has 0.03% invested in Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC). Omni Prtnrs Limited Liability Partnership invested 1.04% in Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC). Gamco Invsts Et Al invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC). Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC). Mackenzie Financial accumulated 0.04% or 690,910 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can invested in 0% or 17,205 shares. Asset Mgmt Incorporated invested in 0.03% or 79,837 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt accumulated 48,888 shares or 0% of the stock. Gradient Invests Ltd, a Minnesota-based fund reported 70 shares. Fort Washington Advisors Oh holds 646,200 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. Tig Ltd Liability Company holds 1.70 million shares or 2.17% of its portfolio. Moreover, Tci Wealth has 0% invested in Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC) for 366 shares.

The stock increased 0.09% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $22.99. About 4.49M shares traded or 22.90% up from the average. Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC) has 0.00% since April 18, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Regal Entertainment Group, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a motion picture exhibitor in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.60 billion. The firm develops, acquires, and operates multi-screen theatres primarily in mid-sized metropolitan markets and suburban growth areas of larger metropolitan markets. It has a 26.21 P/E ratio. It operates a theatre circuit under the brands of Regal Cinemas, United Artists, Edwards, Great Escape Theatres, and Hollywood Theaters.

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