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  • According to a recent Seeking Alpha article, falling oil prices could fatten up PBY's gross profit margins on tires.

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    Email promo screw up

    by smaycs4 Aug 22, 2014 4:47 PM

    No insight into ORLY.

    There are 2 I know about in my area. One, Id have to drive by and advance and an autozone and a napa to get too. The other would have been close to where I used to live but they built it after I moved.

    I think I used Autozone for parts most of the time because they were first and closest to where I lived and where my mechanics lived.

    PBY just had the 2 tires/oil change stores near me and now one closed. The other isn't really that close. So I will probably use firestone for future oil changes. But, I don't drive much so I only rarely get oil changes. Maybe every 12-18 months.

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    Email promo screw up

    by smaycs4 Aug 22, 2014 4:47 PM

    Smacys4 - What do you think about O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (ORLY)?
    They seem to be adding new locations all over your #$%$ area, including Georgia, Alabama (yes, Birmingham), S. Carolina, Florida, etc.
    I wish I had bought them a few years back.

  • They had sent a number of offers including $10 oil changes and free gift cards to the first so many customers. Now they say its for one store.

    Dear Valued Customers,

    We are celebrating a Grand Opening in our Charlotte, NC stores this weekend and unfortunately, the informative email about the event was sent to customers outside that area. Those offers are only valid as a part of our Grand Opening Event at the Charlotte locations. We sincerely apologize for any confusion and would like to offer 15% off any service or retail purchase on your next visit at Pep Boys.

    Sincerely,

    Ron Stoupa,
    Chief Marketing Officer, Pep Boys

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    Elio to Partner with Pep Boys

    by md.cohen Aug 19, 2014 9:40 AM

    Oh MY! Old news is so exciting, not!

  • Elio is a new three wheel compact being manufactured in Arizona. It'll get 74 MPG. Pep Boys locations are going to exclusively function as Elio Motors service centers.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    GAMCO Selling at $11.36

    by daninfw04 Jul 6, 2014 10:11 AM

    I cannot necessarily argue that. My point is even if they don't ever get bought out at $13-14......there are those that think they will. The value of their real estate makes a firm bottom. Great trading stock. You don't buy PBY because of competent management and BOD's. They just use as their own personal ATM machine. DaninFW

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    The PBY near me closed

    by smaycs4 Aug 6, 2014 2:22 AM

    You will see the write down of acquisition cost, conversion costs, closing costs etc. in the quarter it closed in. This is one of the reasons they seldom meet EPS expect as they are always overpaying for assets and hving to write them down to current value.....in this case zero. DaninFW

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    GAMCO Selling at $11.36

    by daninfw04 Jul 6, 2014 10:11 AM

    They were buying at lower prices too.
    Not sure they are upside down.

    Im not.

    I last bought at $10.06 5/1/14
    I last sold at $13.49 3/21/14

    I kind of want more exposure here but the lack of insider buying keeps me from paying up.

    They will eventually get taken out for $13-14 so anyone who buy at todays prices ($10.81) will do well.

    I mean, if it takes 2-3 years to make 20.2-29.5%, that's not too bad.

  • Theres another one about 8-10 miles away but the one that closed was maybe 2.5 miles away.

    I noticed it about 2 weeks ago. It was just a tire store, oil change type place. No parts. A former big 10 tires.

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    GAMCO Selling at $11.36

    by daninfw04 Jul 6, 2014 10:11 AM

    GAMCO every week in Barron's makes the list of schedule 13 filings. Last week they bought 3 million+ shares of a stock for $6.47-$6.50 that had an approved buyout offer of $6.50. The week before they bought almost 6 million shares for $24.97-$25.10 of a company with an approved buyout of $25..........a month or so back they bought millions of shares of Tyson for more than the final buyout price. GAMCO got stuck with PBY during the previous buyout and stock dropped $3-4 before they could get out. They are just trying to prop up the price till they can get out. They are currently underwater on their investment in PBY. DaninFW

  • Reply to

    GAMCO Selling at $11.36

    by daninfw04 Jul 6, 2014 10:11 AM

    The trade it while increasing their position. No big deal.

    The big deal is they keep increasing their stake. That means they are bullish.

  • With so many fine companies paying around a 3% dividend, its so sad to see this firm in such bad shape in a thriving economy unable to payback the shareholders anything.
    If only there were strong leadership.....

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    bash and buy

    by shorthighcoverlower Jul 16, 2014 11:41 AM

    I hope you know me better than that after years of posting. I have ALWAYS bashed PBY whether I was buying or selling. It's the constant rumors of buyouts since early 1990's, the every once in a while glimmer of hope when they beat expect, the $9-10 value of real estate per share, etc. that causes it to move up and down in a narrow channel. If you look back 3, 4, 5 years ago, we are in the same price channel as then.......$9-11......nothing ever changes.......until they replace management and get some people on the BOD's that don't use it as their personal ATM machine. An absolutely great trading stock. I'll get in again in high 9's perhaps $10 and change for trading not investing. Not to mention their business model is broken and current spoke concept just cannibalizes existing stores which puts constant pressure on comps. They always favor the service side and let retail drown. I have given many scenarios to save this company. One would simply be to split company into a retail side and service side and sell surplus real estate. They could also divide up their behemoth locations into two businesses and lease or sale surplus space. Their retail stores are almost twice the size they need to be. They are cavernous. I could go on but nothing ever changes. DaninFW

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • good information as usual Daninfw04. You are absolutely right, if somebody wants to buy shares, they want to drop in price so they can get a better deal. They might want to talk it down-sort of a bash and buy tactic. On the other hand, when you are trying to sell, it is more of a pump and dump mentality. I think you are hoping PBY drops again so you can load up. Maybe your bearish commentary is a classic example of "Bash and buy"!

  • An analyst over at Seeking Alpha just raised his target price 9%, from $11 to $12

  • Gamco had a breakdown of the recently reported increase in PBY shares of 311,625 shares......which included selling almost 60,000 shares. GAMCO bought PBY shares up to $11.21 but sold shares as high as $11.36. They even sold a few at $9.72 but bought as low as $9.80. They are manipulating this stock whenever they can. A great trading stock but you don't want to be holding when they decide it's time to get out. Every week Barron's reports big increases and decreases in holdings and PBY's is in there every week with one company or another. Last week they reported buying more Hillshire shares at prices even more than the final buyout price. They were trying to increase the buyout price and it didn't work out for them. Be very careful if you are trying to invest based on GAMCO. This has been true of them for well over a decade. DaninFW

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Gabelli is at 14.67% with todays 13d

    by smaycs4 Jun 27, 2014 3:34 PM

    good stuff for sure.

  • Reply to

    Gabelli is at 14.67% with todays 13d

    by smaycs4 Jun 27, 2014 3:34 PM

    12.65% was reported in Sept, 2013
    13.65% was reported in Jan., 2014
    14.67% was reported in Jun., 2014

    There seems to be a trend here.

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