Natixis Advisors L.P. lowered its stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) by 5.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 16,295 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 879 shares during the period. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in O’Reilly Automotive were worth $6,018,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its stake in O’Reilly Automotive by 14.5% in the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 4,013,656 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,475,299,000 after purchasing an additional 509,286 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC increased its stake in O’Reilly Automotive by 28.6% in the 1st quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,496,125 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $580,945,000 after acquiring an additional 332,297 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its stake in O’Reilly Automotive by 9.9% in the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 1,121,559 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $385,559,000 after acquiring an additional 100,713 shares during the last quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. increased its stake in O’Reilly Automotive by 0.9% in the 1st quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 669,372 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $259,917,000 after acquiring an additional 6,215 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its holdings in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 0.8% during the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 593,348 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $230,397,000 after acquiring an additional 4,512 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.79% of the company’s stock.

NASDAQ ORLY traded down $2.63 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $405.05. The stock had a trading volume of 15,720 shares, compared to its average volume of 479,349. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 37.43, a quick ratio of 0.10 and a current ratio of 0.85. The stock has a market capitalization of $30.81 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.10, a P/E/G ratio of 1.62 and a beta of 0.73. O’Reilly Automotive Inc has a one year low of $314.14 and a one year high of $414.63. The stock has a 50 day simple moving average of $382.61 and a 200 day simple moving average of $381.22.

O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 24th. The specialty retailer reported $4.51 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $4.67 by ($0.16). The business had revenue of $2.59 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.61 billion. O’Reilly Automotive had a net margin of 13.69% and a return on equity of 391.89%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $4.28 EPS. On average, sell-side analysts predict that O’Reilly Automotive Inc will post 17.54 EPS for the current year.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on ORLY shares. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $435.00 target price on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a research report on Tuesday, August 20th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of O’Reilly Automotive from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 1st. 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 report on Friday, July 19th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $428.00 target price on shares of O’Reilly Automotive and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 7th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Thursday, July 11th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $440.00 price target for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $409.29.

In other O’Reilly Automotive news, Director John Raymond Murphy sold 122 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $385.92, for a total value of $47,082.24. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, SVP Jason Lee Tarrant sold 651 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $370.69, for a total value of $241,319.19. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 1,941 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $719,509.29. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 1,773 shares of company stock valued at $669,481 in the last quarter. 2.52% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

About O’Reilly Automotive

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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