Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI) Analysts See $2.19 EPS

July 16, 2018 - By Carolyn Hewitt

Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.16, from 1.21 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 27 investors sold Group 1 Automotive, Inc. shares while 51 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 61 raised stakes. 20.55 million shares or 1.59% more from 20.23 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
The New York-based Quantbot Tech Limited Partnership has invested 0.04% in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank), Switzerland-based fund reported 904 shares. United Kingdom-based Hsbc Public Ltd Com has invested 0% in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI). Alliancebernstein L P holds 51,981 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Meeder Asset reported 35 shares. Prudential invested 0.04% in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI). Credit Suisse Ag, Switzerland-based fund reported 14,174 shares. 7,540 were accumulated by Stone Ridge Asset Ltd Liability Corporation. Dimensional Fund Advsr Ltd Partnership invested in 1.79 million shares or 0.05% of the stock. Principal Financial Gru has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI). Illinois-based First Trust L P has invested 0% in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI). Moreover, Gemmer Asset Ltd Co has 0% invested in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) for 175 shares. State Street Corp reported 0% in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI). 14,282 were reported by State Of Tennessee Treasury Department. 3,188 are owned by Proshare Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation.

Analysts expect Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) to report $2.19 EPS on July, 26.They anticipate $0.32 EPS change or 17.11 % from last quarter’s $1.87 EPS. GPI’s profit would be $44.26 million giving it 7.46 P/E if the $2.19 EPS is correct. After having $1.70 EPS previously, Group 1 Automotive, Inc.’s analysts see 28.82 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.44% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $65.37. About 90,183 shares traded. Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) has risen 15.69% since July 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.12% the S&P500.

Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Group 1 Automotive had 7 analyst reports since February 9, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, March 14. Guggenheim initiated Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) on Monday, April 16 with “Hold” rating. On Tuesday, March 20 the stock rating was maintained by Stephens with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 16 by Stephens. On Tuesday, March 20 the stock rating was downgraded by Buckingham Research to “Neutral”. Stephens maintained Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) rating on Friday, February 9. Stephens has “Hold” rating and $98.0 target. Bank of America maintained Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) on Friday, February 9 with “Buy” rating.

Group 1 Automotive, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the automotive retail industry. The company has market cap of $1.32 billion. It sells new and used cars, light trucks, and vehicle parts; arranges vehicle financing; sells service and insurance contracts; and provides automotive maintenance and repair services. It has a 6.39 P/E ratio. The firm has activities primarily in the metropolitan areas of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas in the United States; 20 towns in the United Kingdom; and in metropolitan markets of Sao Paulo, Parana, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Santa Catarina, Brazil.

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