AN-AutoNation Stock Research, Ratings, and Analysis

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SWOT Statistics an SWOT Analysis

Strengths + Opportunities = 10

Threats + Weaknesses = 11

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Generic Strategy an Generic Strategy

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Low Cost

Generic strategies categorize companies by the scope and the strength of their business. AutoNation does not have a definable strategy, therefore, it risks losing out to firms that concentrate on one particular competitive advantage. (read more).

Company Description: AutoNation, Inc., founded in 1991, sells commercial vehicles, products, parts, and services in the United States through its subsidiaries. The company also engages in vehicle maintenance and repair service, offers extended service contracts and vehicle protection products, and other aftermarket products. Retailed brands include GM, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, BMW, and Daimler Chrysler. Vehicles are sold both new and used, and AutoNation also arranges for their financing through third party sources. In 2006, AutoNation sold cars from 257 locations, principally in the Sunbelt region of the United States. Their headquarters are located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Formerly known as Republic Industries, Inc., the company name was officially changed to AutoNation, Inc. in 1999. Update

Market Research Update

Discretionary Industry Analysis: The consumer discretionary industry includes companies whose sales come from consumer discretionary income purchases. Discretionary income = gross income less taxes and necessities such as rent, mortgage and food. Discretionary Trading Strategy: The consumer discretionary industry tends to be very sensitive to economic cycles. Look for undervalued discretionary investments during economic recessions when stock prices are low and sell discretionary investments during the late stages of a bull markets when stock prices are high. The global economy is currently in a recession, therefore, it is the perfect time to purchase consumer discretionary investments. Upward sloping stock charts and financial news may indicate a selling opportunity while the opposite means that stocks are becoming undervalued.

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Strategy Analysis Update

AutoNation's business strategy is to keep things simple. Clearly-defined strategies lower business risks by staying within their areas of expertise. AutoNation possesses significant barriers to entry that slows competitive threats and increases profits.

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