Financial Results, Technical Updates, Dividends, and Appointments - Research Reports on AutoNation, CarMax, Sonic Automotive, Penske Automotive and Copart

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Jul 25, 2014, 09:10 ET from Analysts Review

NEW YORK, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its research reports regarding AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), CarMax Inc. (NYSE: KMX), Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE: SAH), Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: PAG) and Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPRT). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: -- AutoNation, Inc. Research Reports On July 17, 2014, AutoNation, Inc. (AutoNation) reported its Q2 2014 financial results. Total revenue stood at $4.8 billion, up 8.2% YoY. Net income registered $100.4 million, or $0.83 per diluted share, compared with $89.9 million, or $0.73 per diluted share in Q2 2013. According to the Company, the increase in revenue was driven by stronger performance in new vehicles, parts and service, and finance and insurance. The Company's overall retail new vehicle unit sales increased 8.3% YoY. Mike Jackson, Chairman and CEO, said, "AutoNation delivered its 15th consecutive quarter of double-digit year-over-year growth in EPS. We reconfirm our expectation of U.S. industry new vehicle unit sales to increase 3% to 5%, bringing U.S. industry new vehicle sales above 16 million units in 2014." The full research reports on AutoNation are available to download free of charge at: -- CarMax Inc. Research Reports On July 22, 2014, CarMax Inc.'s stock decreased 0.66%, ending the day $51.32 per share. Over the previous three trading sessions, shares of the Company increased 0.43%, compared with S&P 500, which has also increased 1.30% during the same period. The full research reports on CarMax are available to download free of charge at: -- Sonic Automotive, Inc. Research Reports On July 22, 2014, Sonic Automotive, Inc. (Sonic Automotive) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.03 per share. According to the Company, the dividend is payable on October 15, 2014 to stockholders of record as of September 15, 2014. The full research reports on Sonic Automotive are available to download free of charge at: -- Penske Automotive Group, Inc. Research Reports On July 16, 2014, Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (Penske Automotive) announced the appointment of Kanji Sasaki to its Board of Directors, filling the vacancy created due to the resignation of Yoshimi Namba from the Company's Board. Penske Automotive informed that Mr. Sasaki holds 22 years of experience with Mitsui & Co. and related companies, wherein he served on various positions at Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Japan), and recently served as the General Manager of Mitsui's First Motor Vehicles Division, Second Business Department. Commenting on the appointment, Roger S. Penske, Penske Automotive Chairman, said, "We welcome Mr. Sasaki to the Penske Automotive Group Board of Directors and look forward to working directly with him to grow our company. Additionally, the PAG Board would like to express our thanks to Mr. Namba for his service to our company and wish him well as he rejoins Mitsui & Co., Ltd." The full research reports on Penske Automotive are available to download free of charge at: -- Copart, Inc. Research Reports On July 22, 2014, Copart, Inc.'s stock increased 0.06%, ending the day $34.82 per share. Over the previous three trading sessions, shares of the Company also increased 0.55%, compared with Nasdaq Composite, which also increased 2.10%, during the same trading period. The full research reports on Copart are available to download free of charge at: -- About Analysts Review We do things differently. Our goal is to provide the best content to our exclusive membership. 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