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What: Shares of used-car dealership chain CarMax
So what: While CarMax didn't whiff too badly on its second-quarter earnings ($0.49 per share versus the consensus of $0.51 per share), investors are naturally taking it as a sign of even more bad things to come. With so much exposure to the bruised consumer, it's no surprise that CarMax shares are hitting a new 52-week low on the news.
Now what: I'd cautiously look into this pullback as possible entry point. While the economic slowdown will continue to weigh on sales, the stock's forward P/E of 12 suggests that plenty of the bad news is already baked in. After all, thanks to its scale and network advantages, CarMax should at least see plenty of market-share gains against rivals like Auto Nation
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