In the video above, Fool.com analyst Andrew Tonner discusses the strong pace of U.S. auto sales and the significant impact that this could have on Sirius XM's (Nasdaq: SIRI ) subscriber growth. Especially with earnings season upon us (and Sirius reporting on October 30), analysts are starting to take notice and connect the dots between car sales and growth potential for the satellite radio company. With August and September auto sales beating expectations, some analysts predict that Sirius could bring its subscriber base up from 336,000 to 465,000 this quarter. This is reassuring news for investors worried that SIRI's strong run (up 50% YTD) will peter out in the face of new competition from the likes of Pandora (NYSE: P ) and Spotify.
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