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Downgrade Alert for Copart (CPRT)
[February 01, 2013]

Downgrade Alert for Copart (CPRT)

Feb 01, 2013 (SmarTrend(R) Upgrades/Downgrades via COMTEX) -- Copart (NASDAQ:CPRT) was downgraded from Buy to Hold at BB&T Capital today. The stock closed yesterday at $35.91 on volume of 5.5 million shares, above average daily volume of 561,000. Copart, Inc. provides vehicle suppliers, primarily insurance companies, with a variety of services to process and sell salvage vehicles through auctions. Salvaged vehicles are primarily sold to licensed dismantlers, rebuilders, and used vehicle dealers.

Copart share prices have moved between a 52-week high of $37.47 and a 52-week low of $22.58 and closed yesterday at 59% above that low price at $35.91 per share. Over the past week, the 200-day moving average (MA) has gone up 0.7% while the 50-day MA has advanced 1.3%.

Copart (NASDAQ:CPRT) defies analysts with a current price ($35.91) 15.9% above its average consensus price target of $30.21. The stock should discover initial support at its 50-day moving average (MA) of $30.86 and subsequent support at its 200-day MA of $27.29.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Copart on July 5th, 2012 as our proprietary SmarTrend analytics indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $24.87. Since that recommendation, shares of Copart have risen 44.4%. We continue to monitor CPRT for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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