$0.79 EPS Expected for Sonic Automotive, Inc. (SAH); Last Week American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (AXL) Analysts

February 15, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Among 12 analysts covering American Axle & Manufacturing (NYSE:AXL), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. American Axle & Manufacturing had 40 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Sector Weight” on Wednesday, November 16. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Friday, November 4 by CLSA. The stock of American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AXL) earned “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, November 9. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 16. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, August 2. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of AXL in report on Monday, August 3 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AXL) has “Underperform” rating given on Monday, November 6 by Bank of America. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Monday, August 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, March 22 by Northcoast. RBC Capital Markets maintained American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AXL) on Tuesday, February 16 with “Sector Perform” rating. See American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AXL) latest ratings:

19/01/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $25.0 Maintain
08/01/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $25.0
19/12/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $24.0 Maintain
08/11/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Sell Maintain
06/11/2017 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Underperform Old Target: $12 New Target: $13 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $23.0 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
16/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $22.0 Maintain
17/09/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $19.0 Maintain

Analysts expect Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) to report $0.79 EPS on February, 20.They anticipate $0.13 EPS change or 19.70% from last quarter’s $0.66 EPS. SAH’s profit would be $34.12 million giving it 6.39 P/E if the $0.79 EPS is correct. After having $0.40 EPS previously, Sonic Automotive, Inc.’s analysts see 97.50% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.75% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $20.2. About 268,446 shares traded. Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) has risen 13.17% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.53% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Sonic Automotive had 17 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) earned “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 3. On Wednesday, July 19 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of SAH in report on Thursday, August 31 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Zacks on Thursday, August 27. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, July 22. The stock of Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, June 16 by Jefferies. The company was downgraded on Thursday, February 23 by Bank of America. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of SAH in report on Monday, November 9 to “Neutral” rating. Bank of America upgraded Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) on Monday, January 8 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, November 13 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.87 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 18 investors sold Sonic Automotive, Inc. shares while 38 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 26.71 million shares or 0.53% less from 26.85 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Louisiana-based Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys has invested 0.01% in Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH). Invesco Limited, a Georgia-based fund reported 71,810 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsrs, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 73,488 shares. Old Natl Comml Bank In, a Indiana-based fund reported 13,780 shares. Tiaa Cref Invest Management Ltd Llc reported 70,702 shares. Sei reported 71 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has 0% invested in Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) for 9,902 shares. Blackrock Inc invested in 0% or 3.23 million shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has 0.01% invested in Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) for 5,203 shares. Riverhead Cap Mgmt Ltd has 0% invested in Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH). Lsv Asset Mgmt owns 2.39M shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Guggenheim Capital Ltd Liability Com reported 118,855 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. New York State Teachers Retirement Systems reported 91,198 shares. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) accumulated 4,900 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Bridgeway Mgmt stated it has 232,600 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings.

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $224,727 activity. Another trade for 11,000 shares valued at $224,727 was made by Byrd Heath on Friday, October 27.

Sonic Automotive, Inc. operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $872.55 million. It operates in two divisions, Franchised Dealerships and EchoPark. It has a 13.1 P/E ratio. The Franchised Dealerships segment is involved in the sale of new and used cars and light trucks, and replacement parts; provision of vehicle maintenance, maker warranty repairs, and paint and collision repair services; and arrangement of extended warranties, service contracts, financing, insurance, and other aftermarket products.

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, validates, and makes driveline and drivetrain systems, and related components and chassis modules for the automotive industry in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Asia, Europe, and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.76 billion. It offers axles, driveheads, chassis modules, driveshafts, power transfer units, transfer cases, chassis and steering components, transmission parts, electric drive systems, and metal-formed products that transfer power from the transmission to the drive wheels. It has a 5.46 P/E ratio. The firm offers its products for light trucks, sport utility vehicles, passenger cars, and crossover and commercial vehicles.

The stock increased 2.47% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $15.79. About 2.51 million shares traded or 12.28% up from the average. American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AXL) has risen 4.39% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.31% the S&P500.

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