AutoZone, Inc. (AZO - Free Report) is a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States.
In the second-quarter fiscal 2019 (Feb 9, 2019), AutoZone reported earnings of $11.49 per share. The bottom-line in the year-ago quarter was $10.38.
The company reported net sales to $2.45 billion, higher than $2.41 billion recorded in the year-ago quarter. Further, the figure is in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate.
Estimate Trend & Surprise History
Investors should note that stock has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for fiscal 2019 earnings being revised 0.24% upward over the last seven days.
AutoZone surpassed estimates in all trailing four quarters, leading to an average positive surprise was 8.8%.
During the reported quarter, the company opened 20 stores in the United States, one in Mexico and two in Brazil. As of Feb 9, 2019, it had 6,241 stores. Also, AutoZone repurchased 422,000 shares for $350 million, reflecting an average price of $830 per share.
AutoZone currently holds a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), but that could change following its earnings report which has just released. Meanwhile, you can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
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