Advance Auto Parts (AAP) was Upgraded by Goldman to ” Buy”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Neutral ” on the company shares. Goldman advised their investors in a research report released on May 6, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Advance Auto Parts. Gabelli & Co Initiated Advance Auto Parts on Apr 15, 2016 to “Hold”, Price Target of the shares are set at $192.Barclays Initiated Advance Auto Parts on Mar 31, 2016 to “Underweight”, Price Target of the shares are set at $130.Shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Feb 12, 2016 to “Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 170 from a previous price target of $176 .
On the company’s financial health, Advance Auto Parts reported $1.22 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Feb 11, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.20. The company had revenue of $2033.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2050.26 million. The company’s revenue was down -2.6 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.37 EPS.
Advance Auto Parts closed down -0.17 points or -0.11% at $155.84 with 3,56,282 shares getting traded on Wednesday. Post opening the session at $154.26, the shares hit an intraday low of $153.6875 and an intraday high of $156.3 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Wednesday session in Red.
In a different news, on Mar 14, 2016, William Harrison Carter (SVP, Bus Dev & Integration) sold 3,186 shares at $158.30 per share price. According to the SEC, on Mar 14, 2016, Jill A Livesay (SVP, Controller & CAO) sold 3,176 shares at $158.72 per share price. On Mar 1, 2016, Gilbert T Ray (director) sold 3,532 shares at $149.01 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Advance Auto Parts Inc. is a provider of automotive aftermarket parts. The company’s stores and branches offer a selection of brand name original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and private label automotive replacement parts accessories batteries and maintenance items for domestic and imported cars vans sport utility vehicles and light and heavy duty trucks. The company serves its do-it-for-me (commercial) customers and do-it-yourself (DIY) customers through a variety of channels ranging from traditional brick and mortar store locations to self-serving e-commerce sites. As of January 3 2015 the Company’s operations are comprised of 5261 stores and 111 distribution branches which operate in the United States Canada Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands primarily under the trade names Advance Auto Parts Carquest Autopart International and Worldpac.