BofA Cuts Automotive Shares as Provide Chain Points More likely to Persist By Investing.com

BofA Cuts Automotive Shares as Provide Chain Points More likely to Persist By Investing.com

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By Sam Boughedda

A BofA Securities analyst downgraded automotive shares American Axle (NYSE:), CarMax (NYSE:), and Sonic Automotive (NYSE:) on Friday as they revised forecasts for the sector.

American Axle & Manufacturing was downgraded to Impartial from Purchase, CarMax was lower to Underperform from Impartial, and Sonic Automotive was downgraded to Underperform from Purchase. A number of shares additionally had their worth targets lowered, with AXL’s lower to $13 from $16, CarMax’s lowered to $100 from $146, and Sonic’s dropped to $71 from $82 per share.

“As we anticipated in our Yr Forward report, 2022 is just not the stabilization/ inflection 12 months many had hoped for, however what’s shocking is that offer chain points are more likely to persist into 2023,” acknowledged the analyst.

“Moreover, automakers seem to not be in a rush to ramp manufacturing (they’re producing file earnings), and the macro overlay has turn out to be a higher danger. For these causes we’re decreasing our 2023+ US/NA quantity forecasts and anticipate the following peak in demand will extra doubtless be in 2028 than in 2025. Particularly, we now challenge US auto gross sales of 13.9mm in 2022E (n/c), 15.3mm in 2023E (prior 16.7mm), 16.0mm in 2024E (prior 17.5mm) and 16.8mm in in 2025E (prior 17.9mm),” he added.

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