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Is Sonic’s (SAH) EchoPark Unit the Sole Driver of the Stock?

Sonic Automotive’s SAH shares have rallied 23.2% over the past three months, outperforming the industry’s growth of 13.4%. The auto sector and S&P 500 declined 0.9% and 1%, respectively, in the same time frame. One of the leading automotive retailers in the United States, Sonic sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and a VGM Score of A. Amid the rising demand for cars due to preference for personal mobility and economic growth, it looks well poised to maintain its bull run on the bourses. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

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EchoPark: The Major Growth Engine of Sonic

Sonic’s EchoPark business, which operates independently from the franchised dealerships business, sells used cars and light trucks as well as arranges finance & insurance product sales for customers in

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Maxim Integrated’s Automotive Backlight Driver with Integrated Boost Converter Sustains Full, Constant Brightness of In-Car Displays Even During Cold Crank Conditions | State

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) introduces the four-channel, low-voltage MAX25512 automotive LED backlight driver with integrated boost converter. It is the only integrated solution that retains full, constant brightness of in-car displays even during extreme cold crank conditions down to 3V input voltage. The single chip LED driver eliminates an external MOSFET and current sense resistor and integrates I2C communication to lower bill of material cost and reduce board space by 30 percent. The highly integrated LED driver includes four 120mA channels with the industry’s highest efficiency at 2.2MHz operation.

Today’s automotive start-stop systems increase fuel economy, but they can challenge the power delivery system to maintain the same level of display brightness during re-start. For example, features like display illumination upon entry can be affected by cold crank situations, with the engine drawing down the car

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