The Fort Lauderdale, Florida based AutoNation, Inc (NYSE:AN) reported on Thursday that its latest vehicles sales moved up 38% previous month, led by an upturn in imported brands.
Popular brands sales like Toyota and Honda moved down at this point previous year as a lack of United States inventory following Japan’s earthquake and tsunami.
AutoNation, the country’s biggest automotive retailer, vended 22,862 vehicles in June. Domestic vehicles sales moved up 25% to 7,066, imported vehicle sales climbed 56% to 11,579, and sales of premium luxury cars hiked 20% to 4,217.
Sales of new vehicle in the Q2 moved up 31%, also surged by a healthy bounce back in imported vehicle sales.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Lithia Motors Inc (NYSE:LAD) increased +3.98% to settle at $24.79, Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG) moved up +3.39% to end at $23.49 while Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) jumped +2.91% to finish on Thursday at $49.10.
AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) on July 05, 2012 increased +3.18% to the closing price of $38.99. The overall volume in the last trading session was 1.40 million shares. Its fifty two week range was $30.46-$41.55. The total market capitalization remained $4.76 billion.
AN is ahead its 52 week low with +28.00% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -6.16%. AN last month stock price volatility remained 2.58%. In its share capital AN has 122.17 million outstanding shares among them 100.69 million shares have been floated in market exchange. AN stock institutional ownership remained 81.47% while insider ownership included 20.45%.
The stock price of AN is moving forward from its 20 days moving average with +7.65% and remote positively from 50 days moving average with +9.80%. AN current year earnings per share experienced an addition with +30.05% while its current quarter performance remained +12.85%. Company’s beta coefficient included 1.20. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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