Investors purchased shares of O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) on weakness during trading on Tuesday. $67.22 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $31.73 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $35.49 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, O’Reilly Automotive had the 12th highest net in-flow for the day. O’Reilly Automotive traded down ($0.31) for the day and closed at $275.15

A number of research analysts have issued reports on ORLY shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of O’Reilly Automotive from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 18th. Wedbush reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $280.00 price objective on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Thursday, July 28th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price objective on shares of O’Reilly Automotive from $280.00 to $295.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, July 29th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Sunday, July 10th. Finally, Jefferies Group increased their price objective on shares of O’Reilly Automotive from $325.00 to $336.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, thirteen have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $303.47.

The firm has a market capitalization of $26.12 billion, a PE ratio of 27.35 and a beta of 0.66. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $282.91 and a 200-day moving average price of $272.37.

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O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The company reported $2.65 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.68 by $0.03. The company earned $2.18 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.19 billion. O’Reilly Automotive had a return on equity of 52.57% and a net margin of 12.02%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $2.29 EPS. On average, analysts expect that O’Reilly Automotive Inc. will post $10.74 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, CFO Thomas Mcfall sold 10,000 shares of O’Reilly Automotive stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $270.00, for a total value of $2,700,000.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 15,065 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,067,550. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, SVP Brad W. Beckham sold 4,000 shares of O’Reilly Automotive stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $285.49, for a total value of $1,141,960.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 4,338 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,238,455.62. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.37% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of ORLY. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. boosted its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 1.3% in the first quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 2,653,777 shares of the company’s stock worth $726,233,000 after buying an additional 34,978 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 22.9% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 1,468,553 shares of the company’s stock worth $398,125,000 after buying an additional 273,199 shares in the last quarter. Polen Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 11.5% in the second quarter. Polen Capital Management LLC now owns 1,257,405 shares of the company’s stock worth $340,882,000 after buying an additional 129,738 shares in the last quarter. Winslow Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 14.6% in the second quarter. Winslow Capital Management LLC now owns 1,016,946 shares of the company’s stock worth $275,694,000 after buying an additional 129,916 shares in the last quarter. Finally, UBS Group AG boosted its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 1.4% in the first quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 891,449 shares of the company’s stock worth $243,954,000 after buying an additional 12,076 shares in the last quarter. 89.70% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About O’Reilly Automotive

O’Reilly Automotive, Inc is a specialty retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the United States. The Company offers its products to both do-it-yourself (DIY) and professional service provider customers. Its stores’ product line includes new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, such as alternators, starters, fuel pumps, water pumps, brake system components, batteries, belts, hoses, temperature control and engine parts; maintenance items, such as filters, lighting, engine additives and appearance products, and accessories, such as floor mats, seat covers and truck accessories.

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