The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack

  • 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 »

  • These Auto-Parts Retailers Are Running at Full Throttle

    By Mark Yagalla - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: AZO, ORLY, PBY

    With the U.S. economic recovery continuing, auto-parts retailers have seen strong demand from their customers. These companies have had a good run over the past several years and are trading near their 52-week highs. The uptrend looks set to continue as auto-parts retailers grow market share and improve their businesses.

    A family business

    O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY) has been in business since 1957 when the O'Reilly family 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).

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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Harsh Winter, Springing Gains

    By Jacob Wolinsky - May 27, 2013 | Tickers: AZO, ORLY, PBY

    After a long and harsh spell of winter, US investors can find solace in spring, which holds nothing less than a solid promise for some retailers. Auto-parts retailers such as AutoZone (NYSE: AZO), O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY), and  Pep Boys (NYSE: PBY) are finding it better in spring with better-than-expected earnings.

    AutoZone Smashed Earnings Expectations

    AutoZone smashed earnings expectations for the latest quarter. The company recorded its 27th more »

  • An Expensive Stock Selling Cheaper Alternative Products

    By Mark Lin - May 17, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, LKQ, PBY

    An increasing number of customers are seeking cheaper alternatives to original OEM products to lower repair costs. LKQ (NASDAQ: LKQ), a distributor of alternative repair products to professional repair shops, is a beneficiary of such a trend. However, current valuations for LKQ are expensive at 19.3 times forward P/E and 1.2 times PEG. Is the stock a buy at these levels? Let's check out.

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  • Auto Parts Retailers Are Revving it Up

    By Damon Churchwell - May 1, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY, PBY

    Solid results from the likes of O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY), a retailer, as well as several wholesale auto parts suppliers, jumpstarted the stocks of previously floundering do-it-yourself stores. O'Reilly's earnings per share rose to $1.38 from $1.14 in the prior-year period. Share repurchases supported the upturn. Same-store sales climbed only 0.6% year over year, though the outlook for mid-single-digit sales growth in the June more »

  • Achieve Double Digit Gains From Aging Cars

    By Ken McGaha - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY, PBY

    No matter what the current economic conditions are, there is virtually always some segment of the business community that will be able to benefit from it. When the economy is bad and consumers are fearful, they will take actions to defer major expenses into the future and save their money to pay existing bills.

    The decision to purchase a new car is an easy one to postpone, as it is more »

  • Achieve Double Digit Gains from Aging Cars

    By Ken McGaha - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY, PBY

    No matter what the current economic conditions, there is virtually always some segment of the business community that will be able to benefit from it. When the economy is bad and consumers are fearful, they will take actions to defer major expenses into the future and save their money to pay existing bills. The decision to purchase a new car is an easy one to postpone as it is almost more »

  • 3 Auto Retail Stocks to Buy on Earnings Growth

    By Masam Abbas - February 20, 2013 | Tickers: AN, KMX, PBY

    US car sales (shown by the US SAAR) have been electrifying in 2012. Despite a bearish outlook on the economy, sales surged to historic levels. In this case, there are some auto retail players that I want to highlight that will best benefit from a surge in car sales.

    Pep Boys (NYSE: PBY): Despite bearish sentiment from the Street, which reflects longer-term structural issues, Pep Boys has a decent setup more »

  • Is O'Reilly a Buy After Being Revved Up?

    By Marshall Hargrave - February 19, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY, PBY

    O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY) was up over 9% on the news that the auto parts company posted record earnings. After the run up, is there room for the stock to go higher? Quite possibly, but the better bet on the auto parts industry might be one of its peers, AutoZone (NYSE: AZO)

    O'Reilly posted posted EPS of $1.14, compared to $0.94 from a year ago, and more »

  • The Perfect Stock to Own for Another Recession

    By Ted Cooper - January 8, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY, PBY

    Uncertainty in Washington, and rumors of the Fed lifting interest rates in the later part of 2013, could push the United States back into a recession. For many investors, this is a signal to get out of the stock market. However, some companies may actually benefit from lower economic activity. One such company is Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP).

    Advance Auto Parts' products are largely non-discretionary, meaning consumers must buy more »

  • This Company is Racing Towards Success

    By Anupriya Maheshwari - December 17, 2012 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY, PBY

    Auto Zone (NYSE: AZO) has given investors every reason to be delighted by displaying attractive quarterly result. This company has been performing exceptionally well in the last few years, and this quarter hasn’t been different. With customers ready to replace their motor car parts in a jiffy rather than spending money on a new vehicle, AutoZone can run for a lot longer.

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    AutoZone's net more »

  • Growing Disconnect Between Market Fantasy and Reality

    By Jamie Dlugosch - December 17, 2012 | Tickers: DG, SWHC, PBY

    I don’t fare very well in a market like we are seeing of late.

    While the stock market is roaring higher on the theme de jour the underlying fundamentals are showing cracks in a major way.

    Buyers should take heed. I'm seeing some bizarre behavior in stocks including the 20% decline in the stock that shall remain nameless, but I think you know of whom I speak.

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  • This Auto Retailer Continues to Shine

    By Himanshu Poddar - December 12, 2012 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, PBY

    Auto parts retailers are having a good time as people are struggling with the difficult times. In an effort to cut down their expenses, consumers are staying away from buying new cars and are instead spending to maintain their existing ones. Hence, increasing sales of auto replacement parts are filling retailers’ coffers, and AutoZone (NYSE: AZO) is no exception.

    As mentioned previously, AutoZone has been performing really well over the more »

  • Lone Performer in Troubled Industry

    By Hemanshu Bhanushali - December 11, 2012 | Tickers: AZO, ORLY, PBY

    AutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO) announced its earnings results last Tuesday on Dec. 4 where it reported $5.41 EPS and revenue of $2 billion for the quarter. During the same quarter in 2011, the company had posted $4.68 in EPS and its revenues are up by 3.5% compared to the same period.

    There has been an increment of 4.9% in gross profit on sales compared to the more »

  • Auto Parts Business Springs a Leak

    By Robert Hanley - December 11, 2012 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, GPI, ORLY, PBY | Editor's Choice

    The retail auto parts business has enjoyed success over the past few years, as the financial crisis led people to hold on to their cars longer and purchase more maintenance services to increase their vehicle's performance.  The business also consolidated significantly with the advent of national chains, including the big four of AutoZone (NYSE: AZO), Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP), O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY), and Pep Boys (NYSE: PBYmore »)

  • Why AutoZone May Still be a Bargain

    By Damon Churchwell - December 5, 2012 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, PBY

    Do-it-yourself auto parts retailer AutoZone (NYSE: AZO) has seen its shares climb about 18% in 2012 as earnings continue to reach record heights. But what is in store for the company after this year? The answer is likely much of the same as far as profit growth is concerned, depending on a few factors. Accordingly, one may view it favorably in light of a strategy that has ignited such rapid more »

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