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Top 5 Companies in the Automotive Retail Industry With the Lowest Projected Earnings Growth (SAH, ABG, AZO, PAG, ORLY)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Automotive Retail industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Sonic Automoti-A ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 0.6%. Asbury Auto Grp is next with a projected earnings growth of 7.5%. Autozone Inc ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 8.5%.

Penske Automotiv follows with a projected earnings growth of 9.3%, and O'Reilly Automot rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 10.3%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Sonic Automoti-A on March 3rd, 2017 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $21.48. Since that call, shares of Sonic Automoti-A have fallen 21.3%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

Keywords: lowest projected earnings growth sonic automoti-a asbury auto grp autozone inc penske automotiv o'reilly automot

Ticker(s): SAH ABG AZO PAG ORLY