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

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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