Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (ABG) Analysts See $1.77 EPS on April, 26

Lloyd Doyle
April 16, 2018

ABG's profit would be $37.02 million giving it 9.41 P/E if the $1.77 EPS is correct. Asbury Automotive Group presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $65.00. Asbury Automotive Group had a return on equity of 57.45% and a net margin of 2.56%. Since April 15, 2017 ABG has risen 5.55% and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.00% the S&P500.

North Star Investment Management Corp decreased National Cinemedia Inc Com (NCMI) stake by 20.21% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Jabre Capital Partners Sa sold 448,000 shares as Coty Inc (COTY)'s stock declined 8.23%. National Cinemedia Inc Com now has $869.64 million valuation. About 348,822 shares traded. Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) has risen 3.98% since April 14, 2017 and is uptrending.

During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment increased to 1.35. Its up 0.44, from 0.91 in 2017Q3. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its holdings in Asbury Automotive Group by 14.4% during the fourth quarter. 53 grew holdings while 32 funds acquired holdings. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 50,825 shares of company stock worth $3,488,688. Glenmede Na has 763 shares.

Rr Lp invested in 141,954 shs. (NYSE:ABG). Macquarie Group reported 408,947 shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in shares of Asbury Automotive Group by 60.6% in the third quarter. (NYSE:ABG). Texas Permanent School Fund has 12,535 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Sei Investments reported 0% stake. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado invested 0% in National CineMedia, Inc. Its shares touched $66.65 on during the last trading session after 0.89% change.Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. has volume of 154,034 shares. (NYSE:ABG) or 1.09M shares. Asbury Automotive Group has a 12 month low of $49.10 and a 12 month high of $76.40. (NYSE:ABG). James Rech reported 0% in Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG). Metropolitan Life Ins invested in 0% or 5,805 shares. The institutional investors in our database now have: 21.54 million shares, up from 20.68 million shares in 2017Q3.

In related news, CFO Keith Style sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 16th. (NYSE:ABG) for 7,877 shares.

Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. operates as an automotive retailer in the United States.The firm is worth $1.39 billion. JAMES JUANITA T had sold 1,000 shs worth $66,180 on Friday, March 2. The insider REDDIN THOMAS sold $103,500. MONAGHAN CRAIG T sold $2.94M worth of stock or 48,288 shares. (NYSE:ABG) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, September 8 by Jefferies. Therefore 38% are positive. Asbury Automotive had 25 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, August 4, the company rating was downgraded by S&P Research. The rating was downgraded by Craig Hallum on Tuesday, January 12 to "Hold". The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to "Buy" on Thursday, October 22. (NYSE:ABG) on Wednesday, February 7 with "Hold" rating. The company was upgraded on Monday, August 31 by Buckingham Research. On Tuesday, February 6 the stock of Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Stage Stores, 0 give it "Buy", 1 "Sell" rating, while 1 recommend "Hold". (NYSE:ABG). Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership invested 0% of its portfolio in Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. ("Asbury"), a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Duluth, GA, is one of the largest automotive retailers in the U.S. Asbury now operates 81 dealerships, consisting of 95 franchises, representing 29 domestic and foreign brands of vehicles. The Company offers a range of automotive products and services, including new vehicles; used vehicles; parts and service, including vehicle fix and maintenance services, replacement parts, and collision fix services, and finance and insurance, including arranging vehicle financing through third parties and aftermarket products, such as extended service contracts, guaranteed asset protection (GAP) insurance, prepaid maintenance, and credit life and disability insurance. The company also provides finance and insurance products, including arranging vehicle financing through third parties; and aftermarket products, such as extended service contracts, guaranteed asset protection insurance, prepaid maintenance, and credit life and disability insurance. It also upped Commercial Metals Co (NYSE:CMC) stake by 274,883 shares and now owns 3.29 million shares. Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd (NYSE:BABA) was raised too. Its down 0.22, from 1.17 in 2017Q3. 122 funds opened positions while 608 raised stakes. 261,924 were reported by State Bank Of Mellon. 10,648 are owned by Sg Americas Ltd Liability.

Spectrasite Inc (SSI) investors sentiment increased to 0.73 in Q4 2017. (NYSE:ABG). Usa Fin Portformulas Corp owns 4,733 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Moreover, Capstone Financial Advisors Inc. has 0.01% invested in the company for 18,403 shares. (NYSE:COTY) for 42,236 shares. Quantitative Invest Llc stated it has 6,600 shares. Evercore Wealth Mgmt Limited holds 1,901 shares. Blackrock owns 0% invested in National CineMedia, Inc. (NYSE:COTY). Cap invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Coty Inc. The California-based Wells Fargo & Mn has invested 0% in National CineMedia, Inc.

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