A Good Deal Auto Dealer

S&P likes Group 1 Automotive, owner of car dealerships and service centers, thanks to its mix of popular vehicle brands, and rates the shares strong buy

Group 1 Automotive (GPI; $35) owns car dealerships and collision service centers that we expect will generate more than $7 billion in revenues in 2008. Our 5 STARS (strong buy) recommendation is based on several factors including our belief that the company offers a favorable and improving brand mix, that it has opportunities to enhance its margins, and that Group 1 stock has compelling appreciation potential.

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