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AutoNation, Inc. : Before the Bell Scans of CarMax, Copart, O'Reilly Automotive, Advance Auto Parts, and AutoNation

03/07/2013 | 08:05am US/Eastern

LONDON, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Markets continued their ascent and scored another positive day yesterday despite Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher claiming that the U.S. economy is in a neutral mode. The auto ancillary sector shared the bullish sentiments of the broad market and the shares showed good growth on Wednesday. The Dow Jones ended its latest session at 14,296.24, up 0.30 percent while NASDAQ was down 0.05 percent to close at 3,222.37. Similarly, S&P also closed on a bullish note at 1,541.46, up 0.11 percent. Our research team took a look at the Auto Dealerships and Auto Parts Stores industries which include major companies like CarMax Inc. (NYSE: KMX), Copart Inc. (NASDAQ: CPRT), O'Reilly Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY), Advanced Auto Parts Inc. (NYSE: AAP) and AutoNation Inc. (NYSE: AN). StockCall has taken an interest in these companies and you can now sign up to download the free technical research on KMX, CPRT, ORLY, AAP, and AN at


CarMax Inc. shares were up for its latest trading session, ending the day 1.02 percent higher at $40.65. The stock fell to an intra-day low of $40.34, while its intra-day high stood at $41.65. With the upward move, CarMax has gained more than 8 percent this year, compared to a gain of 8.08 percent for the S&P 500. The company's shares have strong support at around $40.00, as the stock shows a bullish trend. The stock is trading higher than its 20-day and 50-day moving averages. Sign up today to read the free research report on KMX at


Copart Inc. traded in the range of $33.10 and $33.66 in Wednesday's trading session and closed the day at $33.51, up 0.45 percent. The stock's 52 weeks range stands at $22.59 and $37.47. Copart has gained 33.45 percent of its value in the past 12 months, while it climbed 13.59 percent so far this year. The company is in a bullish mode and may find its first support level at $33.03. It is trading below its 20-day moving average of $35.02. Register to download the free technical analysis on CPRT at


Shares of O'Reilly Automotive Inc. ended its previous trading session marginally down at $103.44, 1.08 percent lower. The stock is up more than 15 percent this year, outperforming the broad market. The stock has slipped from $104.78 resistance level. It has support at around $102.34 at the moment. Despite its downward movement, O'Reilly Automotive is still trading above its 6-day and 20-day moving averages. A free report on ORLY can be accessed by registering at


Advanced Auto Parts Inc. traded in the range of $75.97 and $77.24 during yesterday's trading session. It opened at $77.10 and closed at $76.18, down 1.00 percent. The stock is currently in a neutral mode and has its first resistance level at $76.89. Upon breaching this level, the company may go as high as $79.04. It traded 1.26 million shares and is below its 20-day moving average price. Its first support level is at $75.63. So far in 2013, the stock has jumped up 5.29 percent. Register with StockCall and download the research on AAP for free at

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AutoNation Inc.'s stock finished 0.27 percent higher at $45.12, with volume up from a daily average of 714,000 to 813,000 shares. The stock is up so far in 2013 with its year-to-date gain at 13.65 percent. However, the stock currently shows a bullish trend which is further confirmed by the stock's MACD chart. AutoNation has its first support level at $44.78. In the coming trading sessions, the stock is likely to go as high as $47.98. Read the full free research on AN by signing up to StockCall at


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