Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, automotive retail chain Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Pep Boys' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Pep Boys facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Philadelphia (1921)

Market Cap

$727.4 million

Industry

Automotive retail

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.96 billion

Management

CEO Michael Odell (since 2008)

CFO Raymond Arthur (since 2010)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

2.4%

Cash/Debt

$107.25 million / $325.89 million

Dividend Yield

0.9%

Competitors

Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP)

AutoZone (NYSE: AZO)

Monro Muffler Brake (Nasdaq: MNRO)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 80% of the 208 members who have rated Pep Boys believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star TMFDeej, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community, and meadornack.

Just last week, TMFDeej tapped Pep Boys as a tempting turnaround opportunity:

New management and the introduction of new, smaller-format stores should enable Pep Boys to improve its sector-worst margins. Tis better to purchase the company with the worst margins in its sector when there is a catalyst to improve them than to purchase the best-run company.

Currently, Pep Boys even sports a cheapish price-to-cash flow of 7.7. That represents a discount to listed rivals like Advance Auto (8.8), AutoZone (10.0), and Monro Muffler (16.1).

Late last month, CAPS member meadormack kindly updated Fools on the Pep Boys story:

According to recent news reports, Pep Boys has halted efforts to find a buyer for the company after failing to attract an acceptable offer. The company apparently had initial indications of interest in the $10-$11 range, though it had anticipated offers in the low teens. ... We believe that [Pep Boys] offers value for long-term investors based on the company's strong balance sheet, attractive end markets and the potential for leveraging its exposure to the low-price aftermarket and services segment.

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