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They added: “While we did cut EPS estimates slightly (1-2%) post results, we believe the sell-off is due to concerns over UK consumer, Amazon and a drop in used car transactions.”
The analysts said: “Our initial Sell call was based on our view that expectations for 7-8% 2017-26 revenue CAGR were too high.”
But, they added: “With the current share price now implying a c5% 2017-26 revenue CAGR, we think this revenue growth is achievable and therefore we upgrade our recommendation.”
In mid morning trading, Autotrader shares were 2.5%, or 8.8p higher at 367.7p, with UBS maintaining a 12 month price target on the stock of 375p.