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O'reilly Automotive $ORLY Trading Report - Stock Traders Daily

O'reilly Automotive $ORLY Trading Report

The O'reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY) update and the technical summary table below can help you manage risk and optimize returns. We have day, swing, and longer-term trading plans for ORLY, and 1300 other stocks too, updated in real time for our trial subscribers. The data below is a snapshot, but updates are available now.

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Technical Summary

Term → Near Mid Long
Bias Neutral Neutral Strong
P1 0 0 413.52
P2 435.16 433.09 435.13
P3 446.01 444.32 455.81

Long Term Trading Plans for ORLY

January 25, 2020, 1:30 am ET

The Technical Summary and Trading Plans for ORLY help you determine where to buy, sell, and set risk controls. The data is best used in conjunction with our Market Analysis and Stock Correlation Filters too, because those help us go with the flow of the market as well. Going with the flow is extremely important, so review our Market Analysis with this ORLY Report.

ORLY - (Long) Support Plan

The technical summary data tells us to buy ORLY near 435.13 with an upside target of 455.81. This data also tells us to set a stop loss @ 434.87 to protect against excessive loss in case the stock begins to move against the trade. 435.13 is the first level of support below 436.05 , and by rule, any test of support is a buy signal. In this case, support 435.13 is being tested, a buy signal would exist.

ORLY - (Short) Resistance Plan

The technical summary data is suggesting a short of ORLY as it gets near 455.81 with a downside target of 435.13. We should have a stop loss in place at 456.07 though. 455.81 is the first level of resistance above 436.05, and by rule, any test of resistance is a short signal. In this case, if resistance 455.81 is being tested, a short signal would exist.

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Video captures suspect stealing car at Florida airport with mother, baby still inside - KGO-TV

FORT MYERS, Florida -- A man was arrested after he stole a car outside of an airport in Florida and drove off with a mother and her baby still inside.

Surveillance cameras captured the moment that the man ran up to the car in the departures area at Southwest Florida International Airport in Forty Myers.

The video shows the family unloading at the curbside when the suspect gets in, quickly followed by the mother, just in time to get her baby in the back seat.

The father tried to hold on to the car, but was dragged and knocked down.

Authorities say the suspect, 36-year-old Addi Maqableh, had just stolen a purse at a restaurant inside the terminal before the carjacking.

Her was later arrested at a nearby hotel and is now facing several charges, including robbery and kidnapping.

The vehicle was also found and the mother and baby were not injured.

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Fiat Chrysler mechanic is quietly transforming muscle cars in unmarked garage in Detroit suburb -

Clinton Township, Mich. — The men talk of Plum Crazy Purple, Vitamin C Orange and Sassy Grass Green.

These are the colors of their childhood.

These are the colors of classic cars that bring back memories of a simpler time so long ago, when America had just three TV networks and driving to the grocery store with mom or dad felt like a reward.

It is why a little-known 48-year-old mechanic who works a day job from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Fiat Chrysler in Warren, Mich., is considered a top muscle car restoration expert in North America.

Dave Dudek does most of the work in an unmarked garage in Clinton Township, having moved from Warren after someone bought the building and evicted everyone. His small private business is word-of-mouth only and he turns away more projects than he accepts. His clients over the last decade have been mostly men.

“The funny thing is, the Chrysler was the poor man’s muscle car. In the collector market, they rule,” Dudek said. “This is the first car they took their wife out on a date with — and brought their baby home with.”

Dudek, a skilled tradesman who lives in St. Clair Shores, has repaired lift trucks and carts in the Fiat Chrysler Stamping Plant factory for 23 years. As the son of a hot-tar roofer and homemaker, he fell in love with muscle cars when his dad brought home a blue 1969 Barracuda convertible.

“Dad was into cars a little bit but I fell in love with that car. I was, like, 14,” said Dudek. “If he was getting a gallon of milk or a loaf of bread for mom, I was going no matter what.”

He is working on 11 cars from clients who live in Miami, New York and near Alberta, Canada. Transforming them is his hobby. A single car can take up to a year. And finding original parts is like a national scavenger hunt of junkyards.

“I put in a couple-three hours a day on these cars,” Dudek said. “I am making sure every bolt is the exact bolt the car left the factory with. Each one has an insignia. Who made the bolt for Chrysler or GM or wherever? If they’re supposed to be silver zinc, it’s silver zinc. I’m constantly running into dead ends. I’ve got six bolts I need and I have four bolts and I need to find a junkyard in Arizona or Minnesota to see if they have two bolts for me. It’s just a constant challenge.”

‘Poor man’s muscle’

Peter Swainson, 61, of Red Deer, Alberta, in western Canada has worked with Dudek for more than a decade. He has a collection of three dozen-plus classic muscle cars housed on his farm.

“These cars represent our youth. For guys my age, it’s about the memories,” Swainson said. “Guys liked to cruise in the cool cars that made noise and had some speed. It was an exciting time with wild colors and individuality. Now all these cars today being built look alike. They’re all gray, black or white.”

Looking back, he noted that the Plymouth Road Runner was supposed to be “a poor man’s muscle car” and the company discovered a niche with guys who wanted high performance on a tight budget. These cars, Swainson said, commanded respect.

He described how Dudek goes beyond restoring cars to their original condition by rebuilding everything to maximize performance.

“He’s using more updated material. I look at my motors and they look completely stock — the appearance, color, engine. All the components attached, all original. But the internal motor is updated with pistons, rods, crankshaft and camshaft. More modern materials give peak performance,” Swainson said.

Watching the process can be awesome.

“You completely disassemble the car. Every nut and bolt is removed,” Swainson said. “We put what’s remaining of the body on a big huge rotisserie, like a roast or chicken or turkey,” said Swainson, who owns Southside Dodge in the province of Alberta. “My father started our dealership in 1971. And I bought it from him. From the time I was 10 years old, I was nuts about Chrysler products.”

Swainson sometimes races his cars. He also just likes to drive slowly by himself.

“It’s a good mental break, just relaxing,” he said. “Today’s cars are so easy and simple to handle. But this is 50-year-old technology. You feel the car a lot more, you feel you’re part of the car. The dual exhaust thunders and it gets your heart pumping when you step on the gas and hear the throaty sound of the motor. Guys love that.”

The private car restoration business happened by accident for Dudek.

About 15 years ago, he took his repainted 1968 GTS Dodge Dart to a car show in Columbus, Ohio. Someone left a note on his windshield asking to do a magazine photo shoot. Dudek knew his friends were around and thought the note was a prank. But it was legit.

Since then, he has worked on hundreds of cars — from total restoration to special treatment including engine modification. So he does authentic restoration and also engine modification, making the cars more reliable than they were originally. These are called resto-mods.

His current projects include two ’70 ’Cuda convertibles, a ’71 ’Cuda convertible, a ’71 Hemi Charger R/T, a ’71 Charger R/T, a ’71 Charger R/T with a rare sunroof, a ’68 Charger R/T, a ’69 Hemi Road Runner, a ’71 Hemi GTX, a ’69 Dodge Daytona and a ’69 Plymouth Belvedere.

“The Belvedere was a low-end Chrysler product but I’m putting one of the Hellcat engines in it,” Dudek said. “The ’71 Charger, he wants to enjoy the car with modern technology. I took an engine out of a Hellcat and put it in the old muscle car. You cannot match the reliability of the new cars.”

Car sells for $450,000

A man from Rochester, N.Y., paid $450,000 for a rare 1970 Plymouth ’Cuda convertible in Sassy Grass Green and asked Dudek to tear it to pieces and put it back together.

“The whole car needs to come apart and each detail needs to be redone,” Dudek said. “It may be worth $700,000 when we’re done with it.”

That same guy paid $2.1 million and $3.3 million for two other ’Cuda convertibles.

Record $3.78 million sale

The current record for an American muscle car to sell at public auction is $3.78 million for the 1971 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda convertible that sold in 2014 by Mecum Auctions, noted Jonathan Klinger, vice president of Hagerty, publisher of the Hagerty Price Guide and the largest insurer of classic cars in the world.

The 1968 Ford Mustang driven by actor Steve McQueen in “Bullitt” sold at auction recently for $3.74 million, including the buyer’s premium. Auction attendees wondered if a famous Hollywood car might dethrone the ’Cuda.

“When you say the most expensive muscle cars ever sold, it is typically something with a Hemi — Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth. There seems to be a heightened sense of Detroit pride. … The hot rod culture was born in Southern California. American muscle cars were born in Detroit in response. They had all these young servicemen coming back from World War II in high adrenaline combat modes. Automakers wanted to capitalize on that enthusiasm. That led to the muscle car wars.”

‘Crazy custom builds’

Klinger, an expert on classic cars, had never heard of Dudek until the Detroit Free Press inquired. After a bit of independent research, Klinger called back and said, “He does great work. It is somewhat unique to do full-blown Concours D’Elegance-level, nut-and-bolt-100%-authentic restoration and crazy custom builds.”

Collectors come to Dudek because he has created hundreds of spreadsheets illustrating what the cars used to look like. It is his own reference guide. He fully restores Chrysler muscle cars and has done engine work on the Chevrolet Camaro, Pontiac GTO and Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.

“I’ve done a lot of record-breaking cars,” Dudek said. “One sold for $305,000, a green 1970 Coronet RT Hemi. … It was just attention to detail, every nut and bolt from bottom of the tire to the top of the roof. Every fastener, even under the dashboard things you don’t see. The paint color, everything. Just exactly as it left the factory.”

Incredibly, he does period-correct muscle car restoration with cars that have museum quality and can run a quarter-mile in 10 seconds flat.

140 mph in 9.9 seconds

Two decades ago, Dudek co-founded a racing organization called F.A.S.T., which stands for “Factory Appearing Stock Tire.”

Muscle car owners from across the U.S. and Canada come together about six times a year and drag race around the states, including New York, Ohio, Maryland, New Jersey and Georgia. The race at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Mich., can attract up to 100 racers.

“Many of the racing cars are wearing original window stickers and look like they drove off the showroom floor,” said Dudek, who races his 1969 Hemi-powered Plymouth Road Runner.

He wowed spectators by clocking in 9.902 seconds at 140.31 mph at the Maryland International Raceway.

‘Fast as heck’

Mark Trostle, head of Mopar and Ram Design at Fiat Chrysler, doesn’t know Dudek or his work but said, “The enthusiasm for today’s muscle cars is fueled by the iconic cars from the 1960s and ’70s. … I think it’s great that there are people in the industry dedicated to keeping the soul of that era alive.”

Dudek’s hobby is completely independent of his employer.

“I like working on stuff,” he said. I’m now seven years away from retirement with a pension. I’m not going to mess that up. I’m a cancer survivor, six years now cancer-free of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. You don’t know how long you’re going to live. I like these cars. Working for Chrysler is good money to pay the house payment and everyday life. If I want to take my family on vacation or race my own cars, I’ll need extra money. I’ve got two boys. I like making show cars run fast as heck. I’ve got a little niche here.”

His wife, Kelly, 49, a plastics company administrator, met her husband while cruising with her girlfriends on Gratiot Avenue in Roseville, Mich.

“He was out cruising with his friends in his ’88 Mustang GT convertible looking for a race,” she said. “His passion for cars was abnormal and obsessive at the time. Over the course of 30 years, it has never gone away.”

She went on, “This has rubbed off on me and our two children. Three years ago, I purchased a 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat and he prodded me to run it down the drag strip. I did and love it.” She ran a 10.71 at 128 mph.

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Coronavirus travel restrictions impact China projects, model launches - Automotive News

Fears surrounding the fast-spreading coronavirus prompted automakers and suppliers last week to restrict business travel in and out of China, where the key auto-industry city of Wuhan was identified as the illness' epicenter.

In an effort to contain the outbreak, which had been blamed for 41 deaths as of late Friday, Jan. 24, Chinese officials have restricted travel for 35 million people — including a complete quarantine of Wuhan, a city of 11 million, 400 miles west of Shanghai.

Separately, auto companies began limiting employee movement in and out of China.

SAIC GM, General Motors' joint venture with SAIC Motor Corp. that builds and markets Cadillac, Buick and Chevrolet cars and light trucks, has a large manufacturing plant in Wuhan that employs just less than 6,000 people.

Jim Cain, spokesman for GM, told Automotive News that the automaker has restricted all business travel to China and has asked employees in the country to follow all necessary protective measures suggested by local authorities. Cain did not have updated information on the status of the plant.

FCA spokesman Michael Palese said the automaker had restricted travel for 11 Chinese cities as of Friday afternoon. FCA also is continuing its travel advisory for China and issuing precautions for its employees inside the country, but said none of its projects had directly been affected yet.

Ford Motor Co. spokesman Anderson Chan said Friday that the automaker has a dedicated team to monitor the situation to determine a course of action for its employees. Ford's Chinese operations are in Chongqing and Nanjing.

Though Ford does not operate in Wuhan, Ford restricted all business travel to the city, Chan said. "We are encouraging employees to remain calm and informed through official government sources," he said.

Added concern

But for global automakers and suppliers that have become more reliant on China for profits and products, the coronavirus adds a new layer of business concern.

"A lot of companies I've spoken with ... are losing their enthusiasm for China," said Michael Dunne, CEO of California-based China consulting and market-intelligence company ZoZo Go. "They're already dealing with a declining market for auto sales. They've been coping with the U.S.-China trade war, and with the political uncertainties around Hong Kong. And now this virus complicating the picture?"

Dunne said on Friday that auto companies in both China and North America do not yet have an accurate picture of what the health crisis will mean to business operations because China is essentially off work for the long Chinese New Year holiday, known as the Spring Festival. But in the coming week, as companies attempt to resume operations on Feb. 1, the scope of the crisis will be become clearer.

Of special concern will be projects underway and facing a timetable, including new model launches and plant construction. Some of those may rely on personnel and advisers moving freely on and off job sites and conferring face-to-face to home offices in the United States, Dunne said.

Tesla is in the midst of a production ramp-up on its Model 3 sedan project at its new plant near Shanghai. Tesla did not respond to an Automotive News request for comment about whether the restrictions would impact the launch.

A Honda North America spokeswoman said the company is advising employees to refrain from non-urgent business trips to Wuhan and that its plant there was closed for the holiday at the time of the outbreak.

Holiday closures

French electronic systems supplier Valeo did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the status of its Wuhan facility, which can house more than 1,000 employees. Faurecia expanded its tech center in Wuhan last year, focusing on lighting technology and comfort and drive- assist systems. BorgWarner, a supplier of turbochargers and electric motors, in October 2018 opened its Wuhan facility, which primarily manufactures components for hybrid and electric vehicles, including drive motors, starters and alternators.

"We do have travel restrictions in place and we're continuing to evaluate the situation, but currently our operations are on holiday for Spring Festival," said Kathy Graham, spokeswoman for BorgWarner.

Supplier giant Bosch employs about 800 associates at two plants for steering systems and heating technology in Wuhan, according to a Bosch spokesman. Operations at both plants have also been shut down for the holiday.

Supplier Tenneco's three facilities in Wuhan are all closed for the holiday, a spokesman said. Many other suppliers issued travel alerts and preventative guidelines to employees.

Sarah Kominek, Omari Gardner, Lindsay Chappell, Urvaksh Karkaria and Dave Versical contributed to this report.

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With The SUPER BOWL Of Automotive Advertising Around The Corner, What Should Brands CHANGE? -

One thing I truly love about social media is the ability to surface things that have fallen by the wayside or were totally forgotten.

In addition, it brings together niche communities together — sometimes they're downright weird but that's OK.

On Instagram there's a slew of great accounts that are automotive related. But it's not all about horsepower, stance, wheels or drifting. There's dedicated accounts for just about everything you can imagine.

There's accounts for "great" specifications, celebrating autos painted purple, and one of my favorites that I just started following only shows Ferrari vehicles without shields on the fenders. It gets nerdy quick.

If you really want a dose of nostalgia though, some of the best accounts showcase vintage automotive advertisements.

Recently, i started leafing through the posts and I found it completely fascinating. The ads were rich, creative, fun and witty. When you compare them to today's advertisements that are far more rooted in virtue signaling and corporate social responsibility, they blow them away. It's not even close.

Having said that, the Super Bowl is just around the corner, which is one of the biggest marketing events of the year. IF you were advising the marketing department of a major automaker, what would YOU tell them to change or inject into this year's multi-million dollar spots?

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