2. As of noon trading, AutoNation ( AN) is down $0.92 (-2.0%) to $45.11 on light volume Thus far, 235,455 shares of AutoNation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 888,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.06-$46.18 after having opened the day at $46.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.03.

AutoNation, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. AutoNation has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 15.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate AutoNation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AutoNation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full AutoNation Ratings Report now.

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