Advance Auto Parts, Inc.

  • This the Best Aftermarket Retailer That You Can Buy

    By Harsh Chauhan - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY

    While vehicle sales in the U.S. continue to remain strong, driven by a robust housing sector and low interest rates, it’s surprising to see that the average of vehicles on U.S. roads has continued to increase. According to market research firm Polk (via CNN Money), the average age of vehicles hit an all-time high of 11.4 years.

    The firm is of the opinion that tepid sales more »

  • Can These Auto Parts Retailers Continue Their Run?

    By Ash Sharma - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY

    Auto parts retailers have seen a good run up since the last recession. In the last five years, O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY), Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP) and AutoZone (NYSE: AZO) have given returns of 335%, 85% and 210% respectively; in the process, they have significantly outperformed the S&P 500’s 34.68% return.

    These companies have been able to post this outstanding performance thanks to their market more »

  • Recession-Proof Your Portfolio

    By Ted Cooper - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, PFE, WM

    It is becoming clear that the Federal Reserve cannot continue to artificially prop up asset prices in a terrible economic environment. The data suggest that the U.S. could be headed for another recession in the coming quarters. Therefore, investors would be wise to recession-proof their portfolios.

    Some companies are better at weathering downturns than others because their products either are critical to the functioning of their customers or cater more »

  • An Auto Parts Retailer for Your Portfolio

    By ANUP SINGH - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY

    In 1957, the O'Reilly family opened its first store in Springfield, MO. Since then, O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY), the aftermarket retailer, has been growing gradually. From a modest beginning in 1957, it has grown to more than 4,000 stores operating in 42 states. The company sells its products to both DIY (do-it-yourself) customers and DIFM (do-it-for-me), or professional installers.

    Robust performance

    The automotive industry has been witnessing more »

  • Auto-Parts Retailers Are Enticing Long-Term Holdings

    By Damon Churchwell - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY, PBY

    One sector I recommend for those seeking companies that are likely to thrive going forward, and also -- somewhat surprisingly -- have plenty of room for expansion is the auto-parts retail industry. Because of the various catalysts for growth that may impact these companies, they can potentially fare well under a range of environmental conditions, be it related to automobile sales or gasoline prices.

    An overview of each major company might well more »

  • Which Auto Parts Supplier Can Make You Rich?

    By Marina Avilkina - August 3, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, DORM

    Recovering from the global recession of 2009, the US auto industry followed the growth trend. This led to growth in the auto-parts industry as this market provides products to complement the auto industry. In this article, I aim to deliver a clearer picture on where the suppliers of auto parts and accessories - Dorman Products (NASDAQ: DORM), AutoZone (NYSE: AZO), Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP) - stand. My argument makes a largely more »

  • Undervalued Auto Industry Stocks

    By Chris Johnson - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, CTB, GM

    Note: Due to an impending merger, we have removed Cooper Tire from this article. Motley Fool apologizes for its initial inclusion.

    The auto industry has been hit very hard over the last few years, and most investors have turned away from the once-booming sector.  As a result, there is value to be found in the auto industry and money to be made. Additionally, with the city of Detroit claiming bankruptcy more »

  • Which Auto Parts Chain Is a Good Buy Now?

    By Anh HOANG - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY

    Shareholders of O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY) have had a great time in the last five years. Since 2009, O’Reilly’s stock price has risen an incredible 366%, handily beating the S&P 500’s gain of only 34.60%. Recently, the company reported impressive second-quarter results. Famous investors, such as Joel Greenblatt, reduced their positions in O’Reilly in the first quarter 2013. Let’s take a closer more »

  • Which Auto Parts Supplier Can Make Your Rich?

    By Marina Avilkina - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, DORM

    Recovering from the global recession of 2009,  the US auto industry follows the growth trend  leading to growth in the auto parts industry, as this industry provides products to compliment the auto industry. In this article, I aim to deliver a clearer picture on where the suppliers of  auto parts and accessories - Dorman Products (NASDAQ: DORM), AutoZone (NYSE: AZO), Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP) - stand. Our argument makes a largely more »

  • These Companies Grow Shareholder Value Better Than All Others

    By Ted Cooper - July 19, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, IBM, MCD

    There are two primary ways companies grow value per share: (1) increasing the value of operations, and (2) decreasing the share count over time through repurchases at prices at or below intrinsic value. Companies that do either one of these tend to outperform the market over a long period of time. However, companies that increase the value of the business and decrease the share count tend to do the best more »

  • Glenhill Advisors Is Betting On This Automotive Stock

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, PBY

    According to a 13G filed with the SEC, Glenhill Advisors owns 2.7 million shares of The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY), an auto parts retailer and auto maintenance company with a market capitalization of about $650 million (on average over 400,000 shares are traded per day, so with the current market price above $12 there is plenty of dollar volume for most investors).

    We track quarterly more »

  • As People Fix Up Clunkers, Fix Up Your Portfolio

    By Madhukar Dubey - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY

    The average age of vehicles in the U.S. increased from 10.8 years last year to around 11.3 years as of January 2013. As vehicles age more works needs to be done, providing excellent opportunities to the companies selling auto parts. I have analyzed the top three automotive parts retailers on the basis of their market capitalization in the U.S. Let's find out how investors will more »

  • Should You Get in the Zone (the Auto One)?

    By Ryan Palmer - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY, PBY

    America has a long-running love affair with the automobile. Contrary to popular belief, Henry Ford was not the inventor of the automobile. French inventor, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, is credited with that honor. In 1769, his bulky steam-powered contraption toured the streets of Paris at a maximum speed of 2.5 miles per hour.

    The first automobile powered by an internal combustion engine was patented in Germany in 1885 by Karl Benz more »

  • Does Genuine Parts Have Any Genuine Upside Left?

    By Manish Babla - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, GPC, LKQ, ORLY

    Shares of Atlanta-based Genuine Parts (NYSE: GPC) have been star performers lately. They are up 37% year-to-date, and are trading at all-time highs. This is stronger than both the 15% rise in the S&P 500 during the same period, as well as the average 20% rise for its peer group, as represented by the First Trust NASDAQ Global Auto Index ETF. We believe that the stock has run-up a more »

  • This Auto-Parts Retailer Will Keep Your Returns in High Gear

    By Damon Churchwell - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, PBY

    AutoZone (NYSE: AZO), the undisputed leader in the auto-parts retailing industry in terms of sales, is still expanding at a steady clip and remains a strong entity with solid prospects for several years hence. Its strategy of growing the store base about 4% annually, while holding new locations to a minimum return-on-invested-capital, is driving sales gains. Although improvements in new auto sales are likely limiting comparable-store sales comparisons, growing levels more »

  • Why Is This Auto Parts Company the Best For Your Portfolio?

    By Matthew Frankel - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, GPC

    Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) it the leading U.S. wholesale distributor of automotive replacement parts, and its better known by the name of its distribution centers and stores, NAPA. With steadily rising revenues over the past several years, as well as a strong balance sheet, healthy dividend yield, and aging vehicle population in the U.S., Genuine Parts looks like a winner at first glance. Let’s take a more »

  • The Best Company to Maintain Your Portfolio

    By harsha lohia - June 21, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY

    With the average age of vehicles being more than 10 years, car parts and car maintenance will become more and more necessary.  Even winter is expected to be comparably colder this year, which makes servicing your car all the more essential.  And that's good news for car part retailers.

    Thus, it’s no surprise that stocks of auto parts companies have enjoyed solid gains.  But the question is, which more »

  • Buy These Names Before They Increase Their Dividends

    By Zain Abbas - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, PETM, SPLS

    Recently, some hard-line retailers have been raising their dividends, which has led to exceptional share price increases. Two of the most important examples are increases in dividends announced by Nike and Williams-Sonoma in March. Since then both stocks have been up by 12% and 24%, respectively. However, an interesting note for investors is that some retailers are just around the corner from announcing dividend hikes, which has obviously not been more »

  • 3 Stocks to Take Advantage of an Auto Rebound

    By Robinson Roacho - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY

    As the unemployment rate decreases and consumer sentiment increases, the auto market is improving.  Now, not only are manufacturers benefiting from this dynamic, but auto parts companies are also experiencing growth. Take a look at these 3 auto-related businesses--you might like what you see.

    Get in the zone

    AutoZone (NYSE: AZO) is an efficient operator among the specialized auto parts retailers. The company trades with a P/E around 16 more »

  • More Pep From Manny, Moe & Jack

    By Mark Holder - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY, PBY

    For years, the brothers Manny, Moe, and Jack have toiled away as a hybrid failure in the auto sector. The combination of auto replacement parts store and service center hasn’t worked in years as auto parts focused firms built store after store closer to the Do-It-Yourselfer [DIY] mechanic. That left Pep Boys - Manny Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY) with an expensive combination of auto parts and service not in demand more »

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