AutoZone, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZO) To Release Earnings
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 24, 2017,
May 24, 2017, 6:50
Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in AZO. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in shares of AutoZone by 14.5% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 63,437 shares of the company's stock valued at $48,742,000 after buying an additional 8,049 shares during the last quarter. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in AutoZone by 60.7% in the third quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 105,543 shares of the company's stock valued at $83,357,000 after buying an additional 544 shares during the period. BTIM Corp. boosted its position in shares of AutoZone by 6.9% in the first quarter.
Revenues rose 1.0% from past year to $2.62 billion, but also missed analysts' view for $2.7 billion. Alpha Windward LLC increased its position in AutoZone by 0.8% in the first quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 162 shares of the company's stock valued at $125,000 after buying an additional 35 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of AutoZone during the fourth quarter valued at about $92,872,000. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 14,667 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,806,352.26. Moreover, Sun Life Fincl has 0% invested in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) have been moving lower in early trading. Citadel Advisors Llc sold 53,800 shares as the company's stock declined 9.10% while stock markets rallied. The stock has a market cap of $16.52 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.64 and a beta of 0.58. The stock's 52-week high is $819.54. AutoZone also was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. 545,723 shares of the company traded hands.
AutoZone (NYSE:AZO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 23rd. The auto parts and accessories retailer missed the FactSet consensus for earnings per share of $11.99. AutoZone had a net margin of 11.77% and a negative return on equity of 69.22%. Revenue increased to $2.62 billion from $2.59 billion, but was below the FactSet consensus of $2.71 billion. During the same period a year ago, the firm posted $7.43 EPS.
Name SearchWatch Service' Bill Rhodes acknowledged the quarter's weakness in a presentation to analysts Tuesday, telling them that the company seems to be caught up in challenges that are "broad-based across our industry and other sectors of the economy".
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COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: This news story was originally posted by Chaffey Breeze and is the sole property of of Chaffey Breeze. (NYSE:AZO). Caxton Associates LP invested in 0.04% or 1,000 shares. JP Morgan upgraded the shares of AZO in report on Wednesday, December 7 to "Overweight" rating. BTIG Research reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $900.00 price target on shares of AutoZone in a report on Wednesday, February 22nd. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a "hold" rating and set a $810.00 target price on shares of AutoZone in a research report on Tuesday, April 18th. Cleveland Research downgraded shares of AutoZone from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating in a research report on Monday, April 3rd. On Wednesday, March 2 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with "Outperform". The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $855.44. The insider GRAVES EARL G JR sold 1,000 shares worth $714,955. The shares were sold at an average price of $736.78, for a total transaction of $8,841,360.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 3,966 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,873,525.64. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. On Wednesday, March 1 Graves William W sold $8.84 million worth of AutoZone, Inc. The shares were sold at an average price of $724.54, for a total value of $10,360,922.00. Also, insider Rodney C. Halsell sold 14,300 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 21st. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 27,300 shares of company stock worth $19,917,242. The average analysts gave this company a mean recommendation of 2.30.
"While valuation metrics for AZO remain attractive, most of the key metrics we use to evaluate retailers have taken a turn for the worse over the past two quarters", Raymond James wrote in comments distributed after AutoZone's quarterly presentation to analysts.