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Shares of O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fifteen ratings firms that are covering the company, American Banking News reports. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, six have given a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $162.42.

Shares of O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) opened at 152.66 on Wednesday. O'Reilly Automotive has a 1-year low of $120.34 and a 1-year high of $156.37. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $151.2 and a 200-day moving average of $147.9. The company has a market cap of $15.977 billion and a P/E ratio of 22.52.

O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, July 23rd. The company reported $1.91 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.85 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $1.85 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.83 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.58 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that O'Reilly Automotive will post $7.15 EPS for the current fiscal year.

ORLY has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of O'Reilly Automotive in a research note on Tuesday, July 29th. They now have a $155.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $147.00. Separately, analysts at Nomura reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of O'Reilly Automotive in a research note on Friday, July 25th. They now have a $157.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $152.00. Finally, analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of O'Reilly Automotive in a research note on Friday, July 25th. They now have a $150.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $145.00.

In other O'Reilly Automotive news, Director Paul R. Lederer unloaded 1,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $152.00, for a total transaction of $228,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

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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