Advance Auto Parts "AAP experienced a solid turnaround in 4Q results with its strongest comp performance of the year and the pace of gross margin pressure halving sequentially," JPMorgan analysts wrote in a Feb. 17 report. "Looking to 2012, the first half of the year promises the most potential EPS upside with an expected acceleration in comps against easier sales comparisons and runway on cost reductions." Shares of Advance Auto Parts hit a 52-week high Wednesday of $89.65. The stock's 52-week low of $49.50 was set on Aug. 10. Advance Auto Parts' forward P/E of 13.3; the average for specialty retailers is 16.92. Fourteen of the 23 analysts who cover Advance Auto Parts rated it hold; nine analysts gave the stock a buy rating. TheStreet Ratings gives Advance Auto Parts an A+ grade with a buy rating and a $103.08 price target. The stock has risen 28.39% year to date.