AutoZone Started With Buy Rating at Mizuho Securities

AutoZone Started With Buy Rating at Mizuho Securities March 19, 2024, 12:49 p.m., readers: 2

Mizuho Securities analysts started covering AutoZone (NYSE:AZO) with a Buy rating and a price target of $3,450, highlighting the company's strong push into the over $90 billion U.S. commercial parts market, where it currently holds about a 5% share. The analysts see this as just the beginning, with a potential additional $2-3 billion revenue opportunity in the medium term, especially as competitor Advance Auto faces challenges. AutoZone's leading position in the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) sector, combined with price stickiness, international growth prospects, and a significant share buyback program, positions it as a top pick in the auto parts sector according to the analysts.

About NYSE: AZO

A utoZone, Inc. retails and distributes automotive replacement parts and accessories. The company offers various products for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans, and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. Its products include A/C compressors, batteries and accessories, bearings, belts and hoses, calipers, chassis, clutches, CV axles, engines, fuel pumps, fuses, ignition and lighting products, mufflers, radiators, starters and alternators, thermostats, and water pumps, as well as tire repairs.

Price: 2910.27
Market cap: 50.4 billion USD
Eps: 141.69
P/e ratio: 20.54
Focus Analysis On: AZO