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AutoZone, Inc. (AZO) Receives $736.16 Consensus PT from Analysts
AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-seven analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $729.83.
Several research firms have recently weighed in on AZO. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of AutoZone in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Stephens reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $550.00 price objective (down from $620.00) on shares of AutoZone in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. UBS AG reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $655.00 price objective (down from $725.00) on shares of AutoZone in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $583.00 price objective on shares of AutoZone in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $700.00 price objective on shares of AutoZone in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th.
In other news, Director William Andrew Mckenna purchased 300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 13th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $507.00 per share, with a total value of $152,100.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 5,131 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,601,417. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC. Company insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.
Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Alpha Windward LLC grew its holdings in shares of AutoZone by 3.2% in the 2nd quarter. Alpha Windward LLC now owns 259 shares of the company’s stock valued at $148,000 after acquiring an additional 8 shares in the last quarter. Nippon Life Insurance Co. grew its holdings in shares of AutoZone by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Nippon Life Insurance Co. now owns 2,022 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,153,000 after acquiring an additional 8 shares in the last quarter. Cetera Investment Advisers grew its holdings in shares of AutoZone by 1.1% in the 2nd quarter. Cetera Investment Advisers now owns 730 shares of the company’s stock valued at $417,000 after acquiring an additional 8 shares in the last quarter. Salem Investment Counselors Inc. grew its holdings in shares of AutoZone by 3.5% in the 2nd quarter. Salem Investment Counselors Inc. now owns 264 shares of the company’s stock valued at $151,000 after acquiring an additional 9 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bristlecone Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of AutoZone by 1.2% in the 1st quarter. Bristlecone Advisors LLC now owns 856 shares of the company’s stock valued at $619,000 after acquiring an additional 10 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 96.08% of the company’s stock.
AutoZone (NYSE:AZO) traded up 0.20% on Friday, reaching $588.28. The company had a trading volume of 304,767 shares. The stock has a market cap of $16.37 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.35 and a beta of 0.62. The company has a 50-day moving average of $534.42 and a 200 day moving average of $611.55. AutoZone has a one year low of $491.13 and a one year high of $813.70.
AutoZone (NYSE:AZO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, September 19th. The company reported $15.18 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $15.11 by $0.07. AutoZone had a negative return on equity of 74.48% and a net margin of 11.76%. The company had revenue of $3.51 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.49 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $14.30 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that AutoZone will post $46.98 EPS for the current year.Get Started today! - Risk Free