Penske Automotive Group Inc. (NYSE: PAG) Is The Among Hot Stock Right Now

Penske Automotive Group Inc. (NYSE:PAG) traded at $100.15 at close of the session on Friday, 02/18/22, made an upward move of 0.31% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $99.84 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.46 with the day’s price range being $99.64 – $102.49. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 6.72. In terms of its 52-week price range, PAG has a high of $114.34 and a low of $63.60. The company’s stock has gained about 1.68% over that past 30 days.

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Penske Automotive Group Inc. has a market cap of $7.96 billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Apr 26, 2022 – May 02, 2022. With its Forward Dividend at 1.78 and a yield of 1.78%, the company’s investors could be anxious for the PAG stock to gain ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $3.62, with the EPS growth for the year raised at $14.85 for 2021 and $13.71 for next year. These figures represent 120.30% and -7.70% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.

Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $6.13 billion, with a low of $5.44 billion and a high of $6.44 billion. The median projection represents growth squeezing down to 5.50% compared to sales growth for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecast for 2021 is expected to hit $25.54 billion, or 24.90% up from figures reported last year.

There have been 1 upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the PAG stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 50% Sell, while medium term indicators assign it an average of Hold. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 50% Buy.

Based on estimates by 10 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 4 have rated the Penske Automotive Group Inc. (PAG) stock as a Hold, while 5 rate it as a Buy. 0 analyst(s) rate it as overweight while 0 of them rated it as underweight, whereas 1 suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Overweight and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.

Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the PAG stock currently stands at 0.32, and the current price level is -0.42% off its SMA20 and -2.28% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 47.82 while the volatility over the past week is 2.98% and jumps to 3.53% over the past one month. The beta value is 1.48, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 3.51. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $133.00, with the estimates having a low of $90.00 and a high of $165.00. These price ends are 10.13% and -64.75% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a -30.8% if the PAG share price touches on the median price of $131.00.

Let’s briefly compare Penske Automotive Group Inc. (PAG) stock to its peers. We find that current price change of 0.31% and 50.87% over the past 12 months for PAG competes that of Copart Inc. (CPRT), which has seen its stock price fall -1.99% in the last trading session and was 8.70% over the last one year. Another of its peers Rush Enterprises Inc. (RUSHA) has dropped -0.08% previous session, and was 19.76% up over the past year, while Group 1 Automotive Inc. (GPI) was also up 0.50% in the last session, while its price remained in the green at 22.95% over the same period. Penske Automotive Group Inc. has a P/E ratio of 6.72 compared to Copart Inc.’s 29.53 and Rush Enterprises Inc.’s 13.50. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial were at -0.72% and -0.68%, respectively, at close of the trading.

Coming back to Penske Automotive Group Inc. (NYSE:PAG), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 328.70K. Current shares outstanding are 79.50 million.

The insiders hold 0.30% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 78.10%. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with current price pushing the stock -6.59% down in year-to-date price movement.

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