O'Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) – Research analysts at Jefferies Group lowered their Q1 2017 EPS estimates for O'Reilly Automotive in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. Jefferies Group analyst B. Jordan now forecasts that the specialty retailer will post earnings per share of $2.86 for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $2.87. Jefferies Group has a “Buy” rating and a $302.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for O'Reilly Automotive’s Q2 2018 earnings at $3.50 EPS.

Other equities analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Credit Suisse Group AG set a $290.00 price target on O'Reilly Automotive and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, March 4th. Atlantic Securities raised O'Reilly Automotive to an “overweight” rating and set a $307.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, April 7th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Deutsche Bank AG upped their price target on O'Reilly Automotive from $275.00 to $315.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 18th. Zacks Investment Research lowered O'Reilly Automotive from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 28th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada upped their price target on O'Reilly Automotive from $296.00 to $304.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $306.34.

Earnings History and Estimates for O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY)

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O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) opened at 258.87 on Thursday. O'Reilly Automotive has a 52-week low of $248.02 and a 52-week high of $292.84. The company has a market capitalization of $23.72 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.13 and a beta of 0.69. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $265.86 and its 200-day moving average price is $270.94.

O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 7th. The specialty retailer reported $2.59 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.54 by $0.05. The firm earned $2.10 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.09 billion. O'Reilly Automotive had a return on equity of 57.99% and a net margin of 12.08%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $2.19 EPS.

In other O'Reilly Automotive news, CEO Gregory L. Henslee sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $275.00, for a total transaction of $2,750,000.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 32,599 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,964,725. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, SVP Brad W. Beckham sold 8,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $270.11, for a total value of $2,160,880.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 5,221 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,410,244.31. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 61,188 shares of company stock worth $16,555,664. 3.37% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Global X Management Co. LLC increased its stake in shares of O'Reilly Automotive by 200.0% in the third quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 366 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $103,000 after buying an additional 244 shares during the period. DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main bought a new stake in shares of O'Reilly Automotive during the fourth quarter valued at $103,000. Proficio Capital Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of O'Reilly Automotive by 7.0% in the third quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 384 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 25 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. increased its stake in shares of O'Reilly Automotive by 318.2% in the third quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 460 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $129,000 after buying an additional 350 shares during the period. Finally, M&R Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of O'Reilly Automotive by 150.0% in the fourth quarter. M&R Capital Management Inc. now owns 500 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $139,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 89.71% of the company’s stock.

O'Reilly Automotive Company Profile

O’Reilly Automotive, Inc is a specialty retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the United States. The Company sells its products to both do-it-yourself (DIY) and professional service provider customers. The Company’s 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, chassis parts, driveline parts and engine parts; maintenance items, such as oil, antifreeze, fluids, filters, wiper blades, lighting, engine additives and appearance products, and accessories, such as floor mats, seat covers and truck accessories.

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