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Lowest Debt-to-Capital Ratio in the Automotive Retail Industry Detected in Shares of PEP Boys (PBY, CRMT, AAP, MNRO, ORLY)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Automotive Retail industry with the lowest Debt-to-Capital ratios. The debt-to-capital ratio is an important measure of how a company is financing its operations along with some insight into its financial strength, relative to other companies in its industry.

PEP Boys ranks lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 26.4%. Following is America's Car-Mart with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 31.1%. Advance Auto Parts ranks third lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 34.9%.

Monro Muffler follows with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 38.3%, and O'Reilly Automotive rounds out the bottom five with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 41.1%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of PEP Boys on August 31st, 2015 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $11.93. Since that recommendation, shares of PEP Boys have risen 55.1%. We continue to monitor PEP Boys for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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