Specialty Retailers Look to New Earnings - Research Report on AutoZone, Inc., Costco Wholesale Corporation, Office Depot, Inc., Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., and Kirkland's, Inc.

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NEW YORK,  February 20, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --

Today, National Traders Association announced new research reports highlighting
AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO), Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST), Office
Depot, Inc. (NYSE: ODP), Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SBH), and 
Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK). Today's readers may access these reports free
of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings
- via the links below.

AutoZone, Inc. Research Report

Leading auto parts retailer AutoZone forecasted a 17 percent EPS growth in 2013,
and analysts predicted EPS of  $27.61  for the year. Q2 2013 ended on  February
9  and is scheduled to be released on  February 26. At the last trading session,
AutoZone rose  nine cents  to  $373.70.  With a 52-week high of  $399.10, The
Street reiterated its buy rating on the stock. They also expect the company's
steady growth through new units and commercial programs. The Full Research
Report on AutoZone, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings
and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/full_research_report/f9d1_AZO]

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Costco Wholesale Corporation Research Report

For the first month of 2013, Costco reported net sales of  $9.35 billion, with a
seven percent increase from the same period in 2012. The company is scheduled to
report its Q2 2013 results on  March 12. Apart from its 622 warehouses all
around the world, Costco plans to add 14 new warehouses prior to the end of the
fiscal year. The Full Research Report on Costco Wholesale Corporation -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/full_research_report/49bf_COST]

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Office Depot, Inc. Research Report

Office supply chains Office Depot and OfficeMax are in discussions for a merger
wherein the deal is expected to be structured as a stock-for-stock transaction.
Analysts believe that by merging, both companies could cut costs by shedding
stores and streamlining operations without having to raise prices.  At the close
of trading last Friday, Office Depot closed at  $4.59, advancing two percent.
The company was also in talks to sell the remaining 50 percent of its Mexican
unit to  Grupo Gigante. The Full Research Report on Office Depot, Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/full_research_report/b04e_ODP]

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Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. Research Report

Cosmetic retailer Sally Beauty plans to grow its domestic store count by four to
five percent annually. Internationally, the company is also leveraged to growth,
currently having 672 locations and planning to open 1,500 more over the next
five years. Going forward, Sally Beauty is projected to deliver four to six
percent same store sales growth with expected EPS growth of 15 percent over the
next five years. The company's shares increased 3.25 percent to  $27.04  and its
quarterly profit rose to  $58.9 million, or  32 cents  per share. The Full
Research Report on Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of
charge at:
[http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/full_research_report/3b64_SBH]

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Kirkland's, Inc. Research Report

With earnings results that are in line with its previous guidance, home d├ęcor
retailer  Kirkland  confirmed its Q4 2012 guidance of  71 cents to 76 cents 
EPS.  January 2013  was strong for most retailers as consumers are regaining
confidence.  Kirkland's  Q4 earnings result will be released on  March 14. The
Full Research Report on  Kirkland's, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/full_research_report/118f_KIRK]

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