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May 20, 2011 09:06 ET

Research on Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack and O'Reilly Automotive Inc. -- Gas Prices and Auto Parts Stores

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Auto parts stores reported a strong first quarter as a whole. An improving economy and better consumer spending helped several chains post profits. How gas prices and unemployment rates will affect the industry this summer may determine if profits will continue. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the Auto Parts Stores industry.

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Higher gas prices could have a dual effect on the auto parts stores industry this summer. Consumers may try to limit their discretionary miles as gas prices remain around $4 a gallon. With drivers limiting their miles, they will also be putting less wear and tear on their vehicles requiring fewer trips to service stations. Hesitant consumers may also want to put off minor repairs in favor of keeping cash in their wallets. Visit www.stockcall.com/ to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Conversely, high gas prices and unemployment rates may also make consumers less likely to purchase a new vehicle and more likely to make repairs to the ones they currently own.

At the moment though, several auto parts stores are in a much better position now than they were at this time last year. O'Reilly Automotive Inc. saw profits improve substantially in the first quarter over the past years' and Pep Boys has also been doing well. Lower gas prices would definitely help the industry, but growth opportunities are still out there. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack and O'Reilly Automotive Inc. at www.stockcall.com/PBY200511.pdf or www.stockcall.com/ORLY200511.pdf.

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