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Polar Vortex: 3 Winners, 3 Losers

The polar vortex will cost the economy $5 billion, but not all stocks and industries will lose out

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Polar Vortex Winner: Auto Parts

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Cold weather is usually great for business at auto parts and repair companies. There’s nothing like snow, salt and wicked cold to drive extra demand for everything from snow tires to fan belts.

If past bouts of frigid weather are any indication, the polar vortex should be good news for auto parts companies like AutoZone (AZO), Advance Auto Parts (AAP) and Pep Boys (PBY).

Investors will be keen for color on the effects of the polar vortex when these companies report quarterly earnings. However, the polar vortex also is going to set up tougher comparisons when next year’s quarter rolls around — that is, unless we get another nationwide deep freeze.

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