Bottom Line

Pep Boys today is far different than where the company was a year ago. After so many long battles with failed improvement attempts, Pep Boys no longer has to answer the question regarding its business model and whether it can still work. The recent performance and clear fundamental shift to service-oriented business suggests that the model is progressing well.

Clearly, I like Pep Boys today more than I did in April. But there are still better investment opportunities out there.

At the time of publication, the author held no position in any of the stocks mentioned.

This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.
Richard Saintvilus is a private investor with an information technology and engineering background and the founder and producer of the investor Web site Saint's Sense. He has been investing and trading for over 15 years. He employs conservative strategies in assessing equities and appraising value while minimizing downside risk. His decisions are based in part on management, growth prospects, return on equity and price-to-earnings as well as macroeconomic factors. He is an investor who seeks opportunities whether on the long or short side and believes in changing positions as information changes.

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