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Advance Auto Parts tops 3Q profit forecasts

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) _ Advance Auto Parts Inc. (AAP) on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings of $96 million.

The Roanoke, Virginia-based company said it had profit of $1.30 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $1.43 per share.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.20 per share.

The auto parts retailer posted revenue of $2.18 billion in the period, missing Street forecasts. Nine analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.21 billion.

Advance Auto Parts shares have fallen 51 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has declined 43 percent in the last 12 months.

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