Specialty Retailers Announce Results, Receive Honors, Open New Centers and Stores, and Hold Charity Auctions - Research Report

  Specialty Retailers Announce Results, Receive Honors, Open New Centers and
 Stores, and Hold Charity Auctions - Research Report on PetSmart, Sotheby's,
                   CST Brands, OfficeMax, and Rent-A-Center

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NEW YORK, August 30, 2013

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting PetSmart,
Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM), Sotheby's (NYSE: BID), CST Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CST),
OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), and Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII).
Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price
targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

PetSmart, Inc. Research Report

On August 21, 2013, PetSmart, Inc. (PetSmart) reported its Q2 FY 2013
financial results (period ended August 4, 2013). In Q2 FY 2013, the Company's
sales increased 5.3% YoY to $1.7 billion. Net income for Q2 FY 2013 was $93
million, or $0.89 per share, compared with $79 million, or $0.71 per share, in
Q2 FY 2012. "For fiscal year 2013, we anticipate comparable store sales growth
of 3% to 4%. We are raising our earnings per share guidance from a previous
range of $3.82 to $3.94, to our current expectations of $3.88 to $3.98," said
Carrie Teffner, Senior Vice President and CFO of PetSmart. "For the third
quarter of 2013, we are expecting comparable store sales growth in the 3% to
4% range, and earnings per share between $0.83 to $0.87." The Full Research
Report on PetSmart, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings
and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/d0c1_PETM]

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Sotheby's Research Report

On August 23, 2013, Sotheby's (Sotheby's) announced that it will hold a
charity auction titled Ai You Reborn, on September 8, 2013, in Beijing. The
Company informed that the auction will offer 13 lots estimated at RMB8.8
million to RMB11.2 million (or $1.4 million to $1.8 million), in total. The
Company informed that a part of the proceeds from the auction will benefit the
Ai You Reborn project under Ai You Foundation, providing medical aid and
nursing to orphans. The Full Research Report on Sotheby's - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/a614_BID]

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CST Brands, Inc. Research Report

On August 22, 2013, CST Brands, Inc. (CST Brands) announced that the
Convenience Store News Store Design Contest (CSNews design awards) has honored
14 C-store chains for design excellence. CST Brands' Corner Store in Harris
County, Texas, was amongst the 14 c-store chains chosen, and won the award for
best interior design. The Company informed that the store was designed by
Antista Fairclough. According to the Company, the CSNews design awards, now in
their eighth year, honor convenience retailers who have the most exciting,
innovative, and shopper-friendly looks for their stores. The Full Research
Report on CST Brands, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/2b19_CST]

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OfficeMax Incorporated Research Report

On August 27, 2013, OfficeMax Incorporated (OfficeMax) announced the opening
of its first Chicago-area OfficeMax Business Solutions Center. According to
the Company, the new service-centric store provides local businesses with a
portfolio of specially-tailored services and solutions, including designed
marketing, web, document, IT, and shipping services. "OfficeMax understands
that small businesses and entrepreneurs experience different needs as they
grow. We want local businesses in our community to know that they don't have
to go it alone," said Michael Lewis, Executive Vice President and President of
Retail at OfficeMax. "Every step of the process - from formalizing your
business to setting up your website and marketing - will be available through
the OfficeMax Business Solutions Center." The Full Research Report on
OfficeMax Incorporated - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings
and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/10bd_OMX]

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Rent-A-Center, Inc. Research Report

On August 22, 2013, Rent-A-Center, Inc. (Rent-A-Center) announced the opening
of its new store in Vancouver, Washington. The Company stated that this
provides an additional option to customers for acquiring ownership of
high-quality furniture, appliances, electronics and computers. Further, to
mark the new store opening, the Company stated that it is contributing $1,000
to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington. The Company informed that
the Vancouver location is open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through
Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays. The Full Research Report on
Rent-A-Center, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/d80f_RCII]

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