O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) has been given an average rating of “Buy” by the nineteen ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have assigned a hold recommendation, eight have issued a buy recommendation and two have given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $410.00.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on ORLY shares. Royal Bank of Canada set a $428.00 price objective on shares of O’Reilly Automotive and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 7th. Raymond James upped their price target on shares of O’Reilly Automotive from $435.00 to $460.00 and gave the company a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 25th. Wells Fargo & Co upped their price target on shares of O’Reilly Automotive from $415.00 to $445.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, April 18th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of O’Reilly Automotive from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of O’Reilly Automotive from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $427.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Friday, July 19th.

In other news, SVP Jason Lee Tarrant sold 651 shares of O’Reilly Automotive stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $370.69, for a total transaction of $241,319.19. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 1,941 shares in the company, valued at $719,509.29. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, SVP Jeffrey Alan Lauro acquired 150 shares of O’Reilly Automotive stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 5th. The shares were bought at an average price of $368.33 per share, for a total transaction of $55,249.50. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 422 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $155,435.26. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 1,301 shares of company stock worth $479,036. Company insiders own 2.52% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ORLY. Advisors Preferred LLC bought a new stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive during the first quarter valued at approximately $26,000. Squar Milner Financial Services LLC grew its holdings in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 80.5% in the second quarter. Squar Milner Financial Services LLC now owns 74 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $27,000 after purchasing an additional 33 shares in the last quarter. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. grew its holdings in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 65.4% in the second quarter. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. now owns 86 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $32,000 after purchasing an additional 34 shares in the last quarter. Paragon Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive in the first quarter valued at $39,000. Finally, TRUE Private Wealth Advisors purchased a new position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive in the second quarter valued at $46,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.49% of the company’s stock.

Shares of O’Reilly Automotive stock traded up $6.00 during trading on Thursday, reaching $375.43. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 471,318 shares, compared to its average volume of 658,685. O’Reilly Automotive has a 52-week low of $314.14 and a 52-week high of $414.63. The company has a market cap of $28.37 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.32, a PEG ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 0.73. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $383.93 and its two-hundred day moving average is $379.03. The company has a quick ratio of 0.10, a current ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 37.43.

O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 24th. The specialty retailer reported $4.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $4.67 by ($0.16). O’Reilly Automotive had a net margin of 13.69% and a return on equity of 391.89%. The business had revenue of $2.59 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.61 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $4.28 EPS. O’Reilly Automotive’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that O’Reilly Automotive will post 17.54 EPS for the current year.

O’Reilly Automotive Company Profile

O'Reilly Automotive, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the retail of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories in the United States. The company provides new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, such as alternators, batteries, brake system components, belts, chassis parts, driveline parts, engine parts, fuel pumps, hoses, starters, and temperature control and water pumps; maintenance items comprising antifreeze and lighting products, appearance products, engine additives, filters, fluids, and oil and wiper blades; and accessories, such as floor mats, seat covers, and truck accessories.

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