| AutoNation, through its subsidiaries, is an automotive retailer. Co. provides a range of automotive products and services, including new vehicles, used vehicles, parts and service, which includes automotive repair and maintenance services as well as wholesale parts and collision businesses, and automotive finance and insurance products, which include vehicle service and other protection products, as well as the arranging of financing for vehicle purchases through third-party finance sources. Co. owns and operates new vehicle franchises from stores located in the U.S., mainly in metropolitan markets in the Sunbelt region. Co.'s reportable segments are: Domestic, Import, and Premium Luxury. The AN stock yearly return is shown above.
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