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EPS for SINA (SINA) Expected At $0.22; Profile of 2 Analysts Covering Sonic Automotive, Inc. (SAH)

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Among 9 analysts covering Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. Sonic Automotive had 19 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Thursday, October 19 to “Underperform”. The stock has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, August 31. The stock of Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, November 13 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, April 11 by Jefferies. As per Tuesday, October 3, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Thursday, August 27 to “Hold”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, July 22 by Bank of America. As per Monday, November 9, the company rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs. The rating was maintained by Stephens on Tuesday, February 27 with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, July 19 report. See Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) latest ratings:

14/03/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $23 New Target: $25 Maintain
27/02/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Hold New Target: $23.0 Maintain
08/01/2018 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Hold New Target: $23.0 Upgrade
13/11/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain

Analysts expect SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA) to report $0.22 EPS on May, 15.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00% from last quarter’s $0.22 EPS. SINA’s profit would be $15.73 million giving it 109.09 P/E if the $0.22 EPS is correct. After having $0.60 EPS previously, SINA Corporation’s analysts see -63.33% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.73% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $96. About 787,146 shares traded. SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA) has risen 55.04% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 43.49% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.14, from 1.24 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 32 investors sold SINA Corporation shares while 53 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 78 raised stakes. 44.22 million shares or 3.72% less from 45.93 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Fund Mgmt Sa holds 21,252 shares. Shell Asset Mngmt owns 29,949 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Css Llc Il owns 275,407 shares for 1.36% of their portfolio. Moreover, Polar Asset Prns Incorporated has 0.25% invested in SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA). Atlantic Trust Ltd Liability holds 0% or 455 shares in its portfolio. Natl Bank Of America De holds 0% in SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA) or 152,450 shares. 120,952 were accumulated by Kbc Group Nv. Walleye Trading Ltd Com holds 0.04% of its portfolio in SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA) for 73,362 shares. Aperio Grp Lc stated it has 28,782 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Mirae Asset Global Investments accumulated 14,411 shares. Finepoint L P owns 99,700 shares. Fil Limited reported 295,072 shares stake. Pillar Pacific Capital Mngmt Limited Com holds 4,835 shares. Alliancebernstein Lp stated it has 10,700 shares. D E Shaw invested in 344,560 shares.

SINA Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an online media firm in the People's Republic of China. The company has market cap of $6.87 billion. It operates, an online brand advertising portal that provides region-focused format and content, including multimedia news; business news coverage and personal finance columns; sporting events news; automobile-related news; entertainment news and events; technology updates; interactive video products, such as news, sports, entertainment, and education; and education, digital, fashion, eLadies, luxury, health, collectibles, travel, and other interest channels. It has a 45.93 P/E ratio. The firm also offers SINA mobile, a mobile portal, which provides news information and entertainment content from for mobile users in mobile browser and application format.

Among 11 analysts covering Sina Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Sina Corporation had 22 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 15 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Friday, August 5. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 10 by Jefferies. TH Capital upgraded SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA) rating on Monday, August 17. TH Capital has “Buy” rating and $62 target. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, February 15. Brean Capital maintained the shares of SINA in report on Thursday, November 19 with “Buy” rating. Brean Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $100 target in Wednesday, September 14 report. Jefferies maintained SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA) on Thursday, July 13 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Tuesday, January 23. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, February 14 by CLSA.

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $224,727 activity. On Friday, October 27 Byrd Heath sold $224,727 worth of Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) or 11,000 shares.

Sonic Automotive, Inc. operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $816.47 million. It operates in two divisions, Franchised Dealerships and EchoPark. It has a 9.19 P/E ratio. The Franchised Dealerships segment is involved in the sale of new and used cars and light trucks, and replacement parts; provision of vehicle maintenance, maker warranty repairs, and paint and collision repair services; and arrangement of extended warranties, service contracts, financing, insurance, and other aftermarket products.

The stock decreased 1.79% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $19.25. About 167,693 shares traded. Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) has declined 9.55% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.10% the S&P500.

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