Press coverage about Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI) has been trending very positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Group 1 Automotive earned a media sentiment score of 0.59 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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Several research analysts have commented on GPI shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Group 1 Automotive from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $77.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 4th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Group 1 Automotive from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Group 1 Automotive from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 15th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $69.33.

Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI) opened at 62.88 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.30 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.25 and a beta of 1.64. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $61.48 and its 200 day moving average is $71.94. Group 1 Automotive has a 1-year low of $54.70 and a 1-year high of $83.18.

Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI) last issued its earnings results on Friday, April 28th. The company reported $1.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.71 by $0.18. Group 1 Automotive had a return on equity of 17.16% and a net margin of 1.32%. The company had revenue of $2.52 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.60 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.59 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 3.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that Group 1 Automotive will post $7.36 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Group 1 Automotive Company Profile

Group 1 Automotive, Inc is an operator in the automotive retail industry. The Company, through its dealerships, sells new and used cars and light trucks; arranges related vehicle financing; sells service and insurance contracts; provides automotive maintenance and repair services, and sells vehicle parts.

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