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Report: Slow Sales Aside, Auto Groups Outperform Market

Kerrigan Advisors analysts say the stock prices for America’s seven publicly traded dealership groups are outpacing the broader U.S. equity markets and could soar higher on lower interest rates and new trucks.

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This Is Why Investors Hate Carvana

Carvana made a splash in the latest used-car retailer rankings, but analysts say the dealer disruptor is losing too much money and will never turn a profit.

Carvana Crashes Used-Vehicle Dealer Rankings

Carvana broke into the top 10 in its first appearance on Automotive News’ list of the nation's Top 100 Used Retailers, more than doubling its output to more than 94,000 units and outpacing the Asbury, Larry H. Miller, and Ken Garff groups.

CarMax Looks to Expand Digital Retailing Push

The pre-owned dealer group’s online prequalification portal played a key role in its captive finance company's 7% increase in first-quarter originations. The group is currently testing a home-delivery service as well as an online vehicle appraisal tool.

FTC Approves Settlements With CarMax, Asbury, West-Herr

The Federal Trade Commission last week approved settlements with CarMax, Asbury Automotive, and West-Herr Automotive Group, which the regulator charged with failing to disclose that some pre-owned vehicles offered for sale had unrepaired safety recalls despite the companies' claims of rigorous vehicle inspections.

CarMax Opens West Coast Reconditioning Hub

CarMax has opened a store in Murrieta, Calif., that will include a four-lane auction and serve as the West Coast reconditioning hub for the nation's largest retailer of used cars.

CarMax, Asbury, West-Herr Automotive Settle FTC Recall Advertising Charges

The three retailers agreed to settle FTC charges that they touted rigorous inspections while failing to disclose that some vehicles were subject to unrepaired safety recalls. The FTC also finalizes orders against GM and two other sellers in similar cases settled earlier this year.

Calif. Dealer Association Fights New CarMax Location

The Silicon Valley Auto Dealers Association has filed an appeal with the San Jose planning department over a proposed CarMax facility, claiming it will “cannibalize” used-car sales.

ADTV: Industry Mourns Ed Bobit

Auto Dealer TV's Jennifer Nebrich reports on the passing of Ed Bobit, founder of Bobit Business Media, F&I and Showroom magazine and Industry Summit.

11 Consumer Groups Ask FTC to Crack Down on CarMax

A coalition of consumer-protection groups asked the FTC to investigate CarMax for selling recalled vehicles. CarMax officials claim the chain is doing the best it can with a broken system.