HollyFrontier (HFC) Reaches $72.90 52-Week High; AutoNation, Inc. (AN) Covered By 6 Bullish Analysts Last Week

May 18, 2018 - By Louis Casey

AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) Logo

Among 22 analysts covering AutoNation (NYSE:AN), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. AutoNation had 40 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral” on Monday, October 31. As per Tuesday, July 28, the company rating was upgraded by Sterne Agee CRT. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $4900 target in Tuesday, May 30 report. As per Wednesday, October 11, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Stephens maintained it with “Hold” rating and $60.0 target in Thursday, January 18 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, October 6 by Goldman Sachs. As per Thursday, February 2, the company rating was initiated by Susquehanna. The stock of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, March 14. Buckingham Research maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, November 13 report. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, November 2 report. See AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) latest ratings:

18/04/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $53.0000 Maintain
16/04/2018 Broker: Guggenheim Rating: Hold Initiate
14/03/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $49 New Target: $57 Maintain
09/02/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $65 New Target: $68 Maintain
02/02/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $60.0 Maintain
01/02/2018 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Hold New Target: $65.0
18/01/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Hold New Target: $60.0 Maintain
04/12/2017 Broker: Moffett Nathanson Rating: Neutral Initiates Coverage On

The stock of HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) hit a new 52-week high and has $77.27 target or 6.00% above today’s $72.90 share price. The 8 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $12.77 billion company. The 1-year high was reported on May, 18 by Barchart.com. If the $77.27 price target is reached, the company will be worth $766.02 million more. The stock increased 0.65% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $72.9. About 780,261 shares traded. HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) has risen 84.07% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 72.52% the S&P500.

Analysts await HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $1.42 earnings per share, up 115.15% or $0.76 from last year’s $0.66 per share. HFC’s profit will be $248.69 million for 12.83 P/E if the $1.42 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.77 actual earnings per share reported by HollyFrontier Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 84.42% EPS growth.

More recent HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Ulta, Valero, And 3 Other Stocks Showing Signs Of More Upside This Week” on May 08, 2018. Also Benzinga.com published the news titled: “5 Stocks In Clear Upward Trends” on April 20, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “HollyFrontier (HFC) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: May 02, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 11 insider sales for $11.91 million activity. The insider Gann John W Jr sold $564,315. 15,000 HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) shares with value of $995,011 were sold by BECH DOUGLAS Y. 9,000 shares were sold by LEE JAMES H, worth $591,930. The insider ROSE MICHAEL E sold 10,000 shares worth $673,100. 10,000 HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) shares with value of $663,600 were sold by Jennings Michael. Shares for $620,081 were sold by Voliva Richard Lawrence III on Friday, May 4. MYERS FRANKLIN sold $2.02 million worth of HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) on Thursday, May 10.

Investors sentiment is 1.19 in 2017 Q4. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It has no change, as 40 investors sold HollyFrontier Corporation shares while 125 reduced holdings. only 85 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 144.13 million shares or 0.54% more from 143.35 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. City Holdings holds 5,000 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Swiss Bank stated it has 619,507 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Affinity Invest Advsr Limited Liability reported 0.28% stake. Ionic Management Ltd Liability Company, a New York-based fund reported 1,300 shares. Manufacturers Life The reported 0.02% of its portfolio in HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC). Brinker Capital reported 7,600 shares. Castleark Mngmt Ltd Com reported 58,000 shares. Crawford Counsel accumulated 27,305 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Bridgeway Management reported 0.66% stake. Cwm Limited Liability Corp accumulated 93 shares. North Star Investment Mngmt reported 0% of its portfolio in HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC). Hellman Jordan Inc Ma accumulated 29,372 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio accumulated 76,761 shares. Rfg Advisory Grp Inc Ltd Liability Corporation invested 0.26% in HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC). Federated Incorporated Pa has 0.01% invested in HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) for 90,695 shares.

HollyFrontier Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refiner in the United States. The company has market cap of $12.77 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Refining and HEP. It has a 16.13 P/E ratio. It primarily produces high-value refined products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, specialty lubricant products, and specialty and modified asphalt.

Among 20 analysts covering HollyFrontier (NYSE:HFC), 7 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. HollyFrontier had 81 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, November 14 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. The stock has “Sell” rating by Tudor Pickering on Monday, February 27. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by Howard Weil on Wednesday, October 19. As per Monday, December 5, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Tuesday, October 24 by Macquarie Research. JP Morgan maintained HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) rating on Tuesday, March 13. JP Morgan has “Underweight” rating and $46 target. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of HFC in report on Friday, December 18 with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, August 6 the stock rating was upgraded by Howard Weil to “Sector Outperform”. Argus Research upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, November 20 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, May 2 by Cowen & Co.

More recent AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance touts economic impact at Mid-Year Luncheon” on May 17, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “AutoNation: Incorrectly Priced For A No-Growth Future” on May 07, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “AutoNation (AN) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: May 01, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.09, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It worsened, 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. Principal Fincl Gru has invested 0.01% in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). Fjarde Ap accumulated 23,878 shares. First Tru Advsr Lp accumulated 185,168 shares. Gradient Investments Limited Liability Corp owns 0% invested in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) for 18 shares. Moreover, Utd Cap Advisers Limited Liability Corporation has 0.01% invested in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). Telemus Ltd Liability reported 67,057 shares or 0.27% of all its holdings. 970,753 were accumulated by Strs Ohio. Art Advsrs Ltd Liability Com reported 42,500 shares stake. Andra Ap holds 0.05% or 41,300 shares in its portfolio. 110 are held by Nelson Roberts Investment Limited Liability Corporation. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0.01% in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). Moreover, Nordea Inv Mgmt Ab has 0% invested in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) for 2,433 shares. First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca reported 17,600 shares. Harris Assoc Ltd Partnership owns 1.67 million shares. Ls Invest Lc holds 6,816 shares.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $1.09 million activity. $275,000 worth of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) shares were sold by GRUSKY ROBERT R.

The stock decreased 2.14% or $1.02 during the last trading session, reaching $46.59. About 100,615 shares traded. AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) has risen 8.96% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.59% the S&P500.

HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) Institutional Positions Chart

Receive News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings with our daily email newsletter.





Free Email Newsletter

Enter your email address below to get the latest news and analysts' ratings for your stocks with our free daily email newsletter:


Recent Posts