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KAR Auction Services Inc. (NYSE:KAR) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the KAR Auction Services Inc. (NYSE:KAR) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of November 13 and a Sell Date of April 3 has resulted in a geometric average return of 8.18% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 8 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 8 of those periods. This is an excellent rate of success and the return slightly outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 8 years by an average of 0.79% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Very Well with the period of seasonal strength for the Consumer Discretionary sector, which runs from October 17 to April 12. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Consumer Discretionary Sector Seasonal Chart.

A word of caution: Only 8 years of data is available for shares of KAR, perhaps insufficient to create a seasonal profile that accurately gauges the seasonal tendencies influencing the investment. Ideally, while 20 years is preferred, at least 10 years of data is required to perform a seasonal analysis that is considered to be reliable for future seasonal periods.

KAR Auction Services Inc is a used car dealer with operations in US and Canada. The firm offers a total package for wholesale-used car transactions. Its services include financing, repossessions, repairs, transportation, warranty, and inventory services.

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