O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) SVP Randy Johnson sold 1,040 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $211.24, for a total value of $219,689.60. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 9,250 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,953,970. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Randy Johnson also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, October 2nd, Randy Johnson sold 1,040 shares of O’Reilly Automotive stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $215.98, for a total value of $224,619.20.
  • On Friday, September 1st, Randy Johnson sold 1,040 shares of O’Reilly Automotive stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $197.19, for a total value of $205,077.60.

Shares of O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ ORLY) traded up $4.94 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $212.50. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 874,930 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,157,790. The company has a market capitalization of $18.88 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.64 and a beta of 0.80.

O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The specialty retailer reported $3.22 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $3.15 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $2.34 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.34 billion. O’Reilly Automotive had a return on equity of 93.18% and a net margin of 12.13%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $2.90 EPS. equities research analysts expect that O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. will post 11.91 EPS for the current year.

O’Reilly Automotive declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback program on Friday, September 1st that allows the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization allows the specialty retailer to repurchase up to 5.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

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ORLY has been the subject of several research reports. UBS AG reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $255.00 price target (down from $320.00) on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Friday, July 7th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reduced their price target on O’Reilly Automotive from $300.00 to $220.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, July 20th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $190.00 price target (down from $272.00) on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Friday, July 21st. Bank of America Corporation lowered O’Reilly Automotive from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price target for the company from $325.00 to $200.00 in a report on Friday, July 7th. Finally, Wedbush reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $195.00 price target on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Thursday, July 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $243.48.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Proficio Capital Partners LLC increased its position in O’Reilly Automotive by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 501 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $105,000 after buying an additional 5 shares during the period. HL Financial Services LLC increased its position in O’Reilly Automotive by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. HL Financial Services LLC now owns 2,005 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $439,000 after buying an additional 27 shares during the period. First Personal Financial Services increased its position in O’Reilly Automotive by 3.8% in the 2nd quarter. First Personal Financial Services now owns 1,049 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $230,000 after buying an additional 38 shares during the period. Pacer Advisors Inc. increased its position in O’Reilly Automotive by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 3,053 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $668,000 after buying an additional 42 shares during the period. Finally, Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB increased its position in O’Reilly Automotive by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 15,579 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $3,408,000 after buying an additional 45 shares during the period. 96.27% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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