Warning Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (ABG) optimists! William Stax just Unloaded 1,600 shares.; LOREAL CO ACT FRANCE (LRLCF) Sellers Decreased By 17.12% Their Shorts

Recently, the VP – Controller & CAO of Asbury Automotive Group Inc, Mr. William Stax, unloaded amount company shares – 1,600, totalling $108,304 US Dollars, based on an average price of $67.7 for share. Right now, William Stax owns 3,814 shares which are equivalent to around 0.02% of the company’s total market capitalization. The sale was dated March 12, 2018 and was disclosed in a report filed with the Security and Exchange Commission. The report is freely available for public review here.

LOREAL CO ACT FRANCE (OTCMKTS:LRLCF) had a decrease of 17.12% in short interest. LRLCF’s SI was 51,300 shares in March as released by FINRA. Its down 17.12% from 61,900 shares previously. With 400 avg volume, 128 days are for LOREAL CO ACT FRANCE (OTCMKTS:LRLCF)’s short sellers to cover LRLCF’s short positions. The SI to LOREAL CO ACT FRANCE’s float is 0.02%. The stock increased 0.39% or $0.87 during the last trading session, reaching $225.73. About shares traded. L'Oréal S.A. (OTCMKTS:LRLCF) has 0.00% since March 13, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Analysts await Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $1.73 earnings per share, up 9.49% or $0.15 from last year’s $1.58 per share. ABG’s profit will be $36.19M for 9.93 P/E if the $1.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.81 actual earnings per share reported by Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.42% negative EPS growth.

Among 8 analysts covering Asbury Automotive (NYSE:ABG), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Asbury Automotive has $100 highest and $5500 lowest target. $80.43’s average target is 16.99% above currents $68.75 stock price. Asbury Automotive had 24 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Craig Hallum maintained Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) rating on Wednesday, July 26. Craig Hallum has “Hold” rating and $5500 target. Buckingham Research upgraded Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) on Monday, August 31 to “Neutral” rating. As per Friday, August 28, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Tuesday, February 23 the stock rating was upgraded by Buckingham Research to “Buy”. The stock of Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, July 22 by Bank of America. The stock of Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 26 by BB&T Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum given on Tuesday, September 8. Jefferies maintained the shares of ABG in report on Friday, June 2 with “Hold” rating. As per Thursday, October 22, the company rating was upgraded by Bank of America. The stock has “Hold” rating by Craig Hallum on Tuesday, January 12.

The stock decreased 1.29% or $0.9 during the last trading session, reaching $68.75. About 174,023 shares traded. Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) has risen 7.55% since March 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.15% the S&P500.

Since September 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $5.27 million activity. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $293,300 was made by Clements DEnnis E on Friday, September 15. Shares for $2.94M were sold by MONAGHAN CRAIG T. The insider JAMES JUANITA T sold $66,180.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.44, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 18 investors sold Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. shares while 52 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 20.68 million shares or 2.75% less from 21.26 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Abrams Cap Mgmt L P owns 1.00M shares for 2.38% of their portfolio. Tower Rech Cap Ltd Llc (Trc) has invested 0.01% in Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG). Wells Fargo And Mn reported 25,241 shares or 0% of all its holdings. The Kansas-based Koch Industries has invested 0.06% in Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 11,360 shares. Ameritas Investment Partners holds 0% or 1,726 shares. Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG). Ameriprise Financial Inc reported 0% stake. Invesco Limited stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG). The Belgium-based Kbc Group Incorporated Nv has invested 0.02% in Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG). Canada Pension Plan Investment Board stated it has 0.01% in Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG). Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability Corp stated it has 9,345 shares. Pacad Investment Ltd holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG) for 900 shares. Citigroup accumulated 21,284 shares or 0% of the stock. Ontario – Canada-based Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can has invested 0% in Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:ABG).

Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.44 billion. It offers a range of automotive services and products, including new and used vehicles; and vehicle repair and maintenance, replacement parts, and collision repair services. It has a 10.39 P/E ratio. The firm also provides finance and insurance products, including arranging vehicle financing through third parties; and aftermarket products, such as extended service contracts, guaranteed asset protection insurance, prepaid maintenance, and credit life and disability insurance.

L’Oréal S.A., through its subsidiaries, makes and sells cosmetic products for women and men worldwide. The company has market cap of $125.77 billion. The firm operates through Consumer Products, Active Cosmetics, L’oréal Luxe, and Professional Products divisions. It has a 28.87 P/E ratio. It offers skincare and haircare products, toiletries, deodorants, make-up products, and perfumes.

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