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Relatively High Return on Equity Detected in Shares of O'Reilly Automotive in the Automotive Retail Industry (ORLY, ABG, LAD, AAP, AN)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Automotive Retail industry with the highest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

O'Reilly Automotive ranks highest with a ROE of 45.0%. Asbury Automotive is next with a ROE of 33.4%. Lithia Motors ranks third highest with a ROE of 25.0%.

Advance Auto Parts follows with a ROE of 23.1%, and AutoNation rounds out the top five with a ROE of 21.6%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Advance Auto Parts on August 17th, 2016 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $158.67. Since that call, shares of Advance Auto Parts have fallen 6.8%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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