Holland Capital Management Lowers stake in Advance Auto Parts (AAP)

Advance Auto Parts (AAP) : Holland Capital Management reduced its stake in Advance Auto Parts by 32.12% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 337,719 shares of Advance Auto Parts which is valued at $56,061,354 after selling 159,790 shares in Advance Auto Parts , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 10, 2016.Advance Auto Parts makes up approximately 2.07% of Holland Capital Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Spot Trading L.l.c added AAP to its portfolio by purchasing 783 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $132,053. Advance Auto Parts makes up approx 0.02% of Spot Trading L.l.c’s portfolio.Selway Asset Management boosted its stake in AAP in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,950 additional shares and now holds a total of 14,475 shares of Advance Auto Parts which is valued at $2,441,209. Advance Auto Parts makes up approx 1.50% of Selway Asset Management’s portfolio.Gateway Investment Advisers reduced its stake in AAP by selling 172 shares or 2.66% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 6,284 shares of AAP which is valued at $1,023,726. Advance Auto Parts makes up approx 0.01% of Gateway Investment Advisers’s portfolio.

Advance Auto Parts opened for trading at $156.97 and hit $159.72 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $158.04, with a gain of 0.39% or 0.61 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 11,40,458 shares. Company has a market cap of $11,625 M.

On the company’s financial health, Advance Auto Parts reported $1.90 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.21 based on the information available during the earnings call on Aug 16, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $2.11. The company had revenue of $2256.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2243.50 million. The company’s revenue was down -4.8 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.27 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Advance Auto Parts. Company shares were Reiterated by Wedbush on Aug 17, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 175 from a previous price target of $160 .Company shares were Reiterated by Deutsche Bank on Aug 1, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 180 from a previous price target of $160 .Shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on May 20, 2016 to “Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 157 from a previous price target of $170 .

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.

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