Morning Market Bellwether:CarMax, O'Reilly Automotive, Advance Auto Parts, and AutoNation Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom.

LONDON, January 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

On Thursday, January 02, 2013, the U.S. equity market posted losses. The S&P 500 ended the day at 1,831.98, down 0.89%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,441.35, down 0.82%; and the NASDAQ Composite Index finished at 4,143.07, down 0.80%. The S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Sector Index fell 0.50% to close the session at 527.44; and the S&P 500 Specialty Retail Industry Index edged 0.35% lower to close at 672.29. The S&P 500 Specialty Retail Industry Index has gained 0.49% in the previous three trading sessions, outperforming the S&P 500, which has lost 0.51% during the same period. The major movers in the Consumer Discretionary Sector included CarMax Inc. (NYSE: KMX), O'Reilly Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY), Advance Auto Parts Inc. (NYSE: AAP), and AutoNation Inc. (NYSE: AN). All these companies are tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Free technical research on KMX, ORLY, AAP, and AN can be downloaded upon signing up at:

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CarMax Inc.'s stock edged 0.26% lower on Thursday, tracking losses in the broader market. The company's shares closed the day at $46.90, after vacillating between $46.57 and $47.25 during the trading session. A total of 1.33 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume 1.34 million. The company's shares have lost 0.06% in the previous three trading sessions, compared to a loss of 0.51% in the S&P 500 during the same period. However, CarMax Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $49.31 and $47.50, respectively. Sign up today to read free research report on KMX at:

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Shares in O'Reilly Automotive Inc. finished the day 0.04% higher on Thursday. The company's shares closed the day at $128.76, after fluctuating between $128.20 and $129.64 during the trading session. A total of 0.54 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.74 million. The company's shares have advanced 3.36% in the previous one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.45% during the same period. Moreover, O'Reilly Automotive Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $125.96 and $118.37, respectively. Register to download free technical analysis on ORLY at:

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On Thursday, Advance Auto Parts Inc.'s stock ended the day at $109.74, down 0.85% from the previous day's closing price of $110.68. The company's shares oscillated between $109.29 and $111.88 during the trading session. A total of 0.54 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.88 million. Despite Thursday's losses, the company's shares have gained 32.82% in the previous three months and 6.49% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 8.08% and 1.45% during the respective periods. Further, Advance Auto Parts Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $103.08 and $87.64, respectively. A free report on AAP can be accessed by registering at:

http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/AAP010314.pdf

Shares in AutoNation Inc. finished the day 0.83% lower at $49.28 on Thursday. The company's shares fluctuated between $49.12 and $49.98 during the trading session. A total of 0.81 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.91 million. The company's shares have advanced 0.98% in the previous one month, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.45% during the same period. However, AutoNation Inc.'s stock is trading above its and 200-day moving average of $47.31. Register with AAA Research Reports and download the research on AN for free at:

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