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The Changing Road Ahead - Research Report on Apple Inc., Google Inc., Copart, Inc., AutoNation, Inc. and Starwood Hotels &

The Changing Road Ahead - Research Report on Apple Inc., Google Inc., Copart,
     Inc., AutoNation, Inc. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

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NEW YORK, February 19, 2013

NEW YORK, February 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, National Traders Association announced new research reports
highlighting Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), Copart,
Inc. (NASDAQ: CPRT), AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) and Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT). Today's readers may access these reports free of
charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings -
via the links below.

Apple Inc. Research Report

Apple's slight surge came after the announcement of the 128 gigabyte version
of the fourth generation iPad, aka the "Ultimate iPad," set to roll out on
February 5. The news comes as good news after the stock price plunged from a
high of $700 to just $450 in a short period of time due to poor earnings
posted. Barclays analysts say the recent price drop is a sign that Apple is
gearing up for another "round of excellency," and gave it an "overweight"
rating with a $575 price target. They add that the whole sell-off was because
investors did "lack analysis" on their part, missing out on positives like
strong cash flow and a conservative margin outlook. An event in April
concerning the launch of new Mac computers and iPads plus the new iOS could
also bolster Apple's stock price outlook. It would be possible that two new
iPhone models could also hit shelves in the summer. However, it remains to be
seen that competitors like Nokia, Blackberry maker RIM, and Google are
starting to bite into Apple's market share. Nokia has bounced back and posted
profit after failing to do so in the previous quarters, RIM is being
considered to be bought out by Lenovo, and Google is set to release new
Motorola phones. The Full Research Report on Apple 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/aebe_AAPL]

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Google Inc. Research Report

Google has posted a whopping 36 percent increase in year over year revenue
growth for the fourth quarter, or about 8 percent from the third quarter. Its
Android OS for smartphones and tablets commanded a staggering 75 percent
market share, with top Android manufacturer Samsung beating out Apple as the
world's top smartphone manufacturer. Google's reign at the top of the
smartphone market will continue as it pursues the largely untapped emerging
markets, intensifying competition among manufacturers which could lead to a
"race-to-the-bottom" price war among manufacturers. Even as Microsoft's
Windows Phone similarly-styled OEM-driven model is slowly becoming a threat,
Google will remain king for a very long time. In addition; its mobile
advertising business continues to improve, as Google works on simplifying the
experience between the PC and mobile ad platforms. This would allow the
company to spend more time with other businesses to improve, while driving
profitability in the long run. The Full Research Report on Google 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/8cec_GOOG]

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Copart, Inc. Research Report

Copart delivers its products and services to various vehicle sellers, as well
as used car parts buyers of all types. The company's business model covers a
variety of customers and can work in most kinds of economies. When the economy
improves, Copart is positioned to benefit from any increase in the new and
used car market business. As a provider of online auctions and vehicle
remarketing services, Copart also has a great e-commerce platform that
revolutionized the fragmented industry. The company offers various services to
process and sell vehicles online through its Virtual Bidding Second Generation
online auction-style sales technology. It also provides an online database and
search engine for used parts. The company's strategic plans to compete with
changes in technology and global markets are also worth considering. In the
previous year, Copart moved from California to Texas to properly serve all
areas of the US. It also set up temporary locations in the areas devastated by
Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and did the same plan in 2012 in the areas hit by
Super storm Sandy. Focusing on shareholder value, Copart is continuously
striving to significantly improve its current position by implementing a
number of business initiatives. So far it has created three divisional
processing centers, a new auction inventory management operating system, and
an aligned customer service initiative. Copart's shares climbed 2.73 percent
and closed at $33.90, with shares gaining 42 percent in 2012. On February 25,
2013 it is scheduled to release its Q2 2013 earnings. The Full Research Report
on Copart, 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/d5f1_CPRT]

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AutoNation, Inc. Research Report

AutoNation has also been receiving buy ratings from analysts. Its EPS rose 14
percent, beating analysts' estimate by 2 cents. Its revenue also jumped by 15
percent. The company has shown steady earnings growth and is seeing bullish
analyst activity. Given the strength in consumer spending in the last quarter,
good results are expected from AutoNation. In 2012, AutoNation witnessed a 20
percent improvement in new vehicle sales, 14 percent in the domestic segment
sales, 27 percent in the import segment sales, and 13 percent in the Premium
Luxury segment sales. The remarkable improvement in sales was mainly due to
improving consumer confidence, falling unemployment rate, and improvement in
home sales and prices. AutoNation is focused on dominating local markets
rather than emphasizing individual brands. By having many dealerships in the
same area, the company can have insight into buyer behavior and market
conditions. This would allow the company to leverage its improving IT
infrastructure to efficiently control inventory management. Being the largest
auto retail company in the US is also an advantage for AutoNation as it uses
its size and efficiency to improve its market share. The company's growing
internet sales capability is also seen to be a key competitive advantage.
AutoNation has consistently been ahead of the curve when it comes to how
vehicles have been sold. Its huge database of information from dealerships
allows unequalled access to add the most value to the online customer.
AutoNation is scheduled to release its Q1 2013 earnings on April 23, 2013. The
Full Research Report on AutoNation, 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/0195_AN]

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Research Report

Starwood made close to 125 new hotel management and franchise deals in 2012
alone, constructing about 70 hotels with nearly 18,500 guest rooms across 20
countries that year. This year, the company is set to sign more new deals and
unveil hotels in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and various parts of India and China.
Just a few days ago, Starwood announced the completion of its 2,067-room
Sheraton Macao Hotel at the Sands Cotai Central's Earth Tower, presently the
largest hotel in both Macau and Starwood's portfolio. Analysts believe the
company is expected to grow its earnings by 15 percent annually on average for
the next three years as it continues to expand in Asia. Starwood is also known
to have a history of being shareholder-friendly with generous dividend payouts
and aggressively buying back shares. Expect its current $62 stock price to
grow exponentially despite being downgraded as "neutral". The Full Research
Report on Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, 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/ef48_HOT]

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