Advance Auto Parts upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at Wedbush Wedbush is positive on Advanced Auto's (AAP) acquisition of privately held General Parts Inc and views it as transformation for the company and complementary in nature. The firm said General Parts adds delivery scale, cost synergies, new market opportunities, and geographic breadth. Price target raised to $120 from $70.
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Advance Auto Parts added to Best Ideas List at Wedbush Wedbush added Advance Auto Parts to its Best Ideas List as the firm continues to believe that the company's acquisition of General Parts International will generate significantly greater synergies than expected. The firm also thinks the company could benefit from a hotter than normal summer, while its core business could be poised to rebound. The firm keeps a $150 price target and Outperform rating on the shares.
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