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O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) was downgraded by equities researchers at Stifel Nicolaus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Friday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports.

A number of other firms have also recently commented on ORLY. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of O'Reilly Automotive in a research note on Friday, July 11th. They now have a $161.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on shares of O'Reilly Automotive in a research note on Tuesday, June 24th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $175.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of O'Reilly Automotive in a research note on Monday, May 12th. They now have a $160.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $144.00. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $155.36.

O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) opened at 152.06 on Friday. O'Reilly Automotive has a 1-year low of $115.01 and a 1-year high of $156.37. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $151.0 and its 200-day moving average is $146.0. The company has a market cap of $16.130 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.50.

O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 23rd. The company reported $1.61 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.58 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $1.73 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.72 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.36 earnings per share. O'Reilly Automotive’s revenue was up 9.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that O'Reilly Automotive will post $7.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

O’Reilly Automotive, Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) is a specialty retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the United States, selling its products to both do-it-yourself (DIY) customers and professional service providers.

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