A Look Inside The Year Ahead - Research Report ON Group 1 Automotive, Inc., Penske Automotive Group, Inc., J.B. Hunt Transport

 A Look Inside The Year Ahead - Research Report ON Group 1 Automotive, Inc.,
  Penske Automotive Group, Inc., J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., Con-Way
                        Inc. and Microsoft Corporation

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NEW YORK, February 15, 2013

NEW YORK, February 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, National Traders Association announced new research reports
highlighting Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE: GPI), Penske Automotive Group,
Inc. (NYSE: PAG), J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT), Con-Way
Inc. (NYSE: CNW) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT). Today's readers may
access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry
analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

GROUP 1 AUTOMOTIVE, INC. Research Report

As steady economic growth, increased demand, and new product offerings give
life to the US automotive industry, sales of light vehicles are expected to
explode soon. In fact, demand is so high that US automakers are complaining of
the lack of production, something not seen anywhere else in the world. A
report from WardsAuto says that some executives wish they could build more
cars faster for Americans, while the car market in Asia and Europe struggling.
Group 1 Automotive has been upgraded to "buy" by KeyBanc, with a price target
of $77 on its stock. Zacks gave the company an "outperform" rating, though
with a more conservative price target of $67.50. The company is fresh from an
agreement to acquire Brazilian car dealer UAB Motors for $146 million in cash
and stock in an attempt to break into the Latin American country's fast
growing market. While it will assume about $62 million worth of UAB debt, the
deal would be slightly accretive, adding 3 to 5 cents per share to its 2013
earnings. Group 1 will also be receiving 18 dealerships - two Toyota, four
Nissan, two BMW, two MINI, three Renault, three Peugeot, one Land Rover, and
one Jaguar - that is expected to rake in annual revenue of about $650 million.
The deal will be finalized on February 28 this year. The Full Research Report
on Group 1 Automotive, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/2969_GPI]

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PENSKE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP, INC. Research Report

Penske Automotive was given a "buy" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets with a
stock price target of $36 after beating expectations in its latest earnings
report. It posted earnings per share of $0.60 and revenues of $3.4 billion,
higher than the predicted $0.57 and $3.27 billion, respectively. KeyBanc adds
that the automotive retail space going into Q4 of fiscal year 2012 indicates
flat to increasing gross profit per unit across all segments in a growing
revenue environment, and a stable gross profit margin despite revenue
headwinds. Free cash flow generation is expected to stay strong and will be
channeled to shareholder-friendly actions, like acquisitions, share
repurchases, or even dividends. The Full Research Report on Penske Automotive
Group, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/50dd_PAG]

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J.B. HUNT TRANSPORT SERVICES, INC. Research Report

Despite a challenging quarter for the trucking industry, top trucking company
J.B. Transport Services, Inc. that its fourth quarter income soared 16%. J.B.
Hunt's net income rose to $84 million or 70 cents per share. Total revenue for
2013 is $5.1 billion, up 12%. This increase is largely due to the company's
improvements in its intermodal division, a segment involved in the movement of
freight containers using several modes of transportation. With these reports,
many are predicting that the trucking industry is slowly showing signs of
improvement going into 2013. While many factors are out of the industry's
control, such as the global economy and the harsh weather conditions, the
industry can always look for ways in which they can continue earning revenue.
At present, trucking companies are using intermodal solutions in order to save
costs. J.B. Hunt have invested In this solution and it has allowed their
business to thrive despite unstable fuel prices and slow growth in the
economy. The outstanding performance of J.B. Hunt's intermodal division last
quarter shows the benefits of this solution. This will improve efficiency and
cut costs, allowing the trucking industry to continue beating the odds.. The
Full Research Report on J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/f633_JBHT]

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CON-WAY INC. Research Report

Con-Way Inc. also jumped 6.04% after its board declared a cash dividend of 10
cents per share on the company's common stock. Con-Way Inc. is scheduled to
release its financial results for the 2012 fourth quarter and full year on
February 6. Good results are expected from Con-Way after it declared a cash
dividend of 10 cents per share on the company's common stock. The trucking
industry is facing familiar problems with the shortage of truck drivers,
stricter federal regulations and increased fuel prices. These problems
increase operation costs and cut profits for trucking companies. Furthermore,
the Bureau of Economic Analysis suggests that the trucking industry is growing
at a slow pace because of the state of the country's economy and the slowdown
of global manufactory. In the coming year, investing in intermodals is a good
way for trucking companies to deliver more consistent results. Intermodal
traffic is expected to grow and have a strong performance for the rest of the
year based on continuous demand in converting truckloads from highway to
intermodal rail. The Full Research Con-Way Inc. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at:
[http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/2101_CNW]

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MICROSOFT CORPORATION Research Report

Since Microsoft released its Windows 8 operating system last year, the sales
which reached 60 million was not enough to convince investors that it is going
to bring the company back to its unchallenged position. Although Microsoft had
beaten expectations, the 24% sales increase equating to $5.9 billion is
considered a lackluster performance after its biggest component, Office, felt
a 10% decline to $5.7 billion. The company already has an impressive portfolio
to help boost its sales, but there's always weakness where there is need for
plan B. Although there may be a huge need for Microsoft to ramp up its mobile
and tablet portfolio. While the tablet competition seems easier to penetrate,
Microsoft needs to attract both new and existing markets. Microsoft already
has the "weapons" for the marketing warfare. All it needs to focus on is
strategy. The Full Research Report on Microsoft Corporation - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/eb0c_MSFT]

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