O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) Director Paul R. Lederer sold 1,130 shares of O’Reilly Automotive stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $211.00, for a total value of $238,430.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Paul R. Lederer also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, November 10th, Paul R. Lederer sold 845 shares of O’Reilly Automotive stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $214.77, for a total value of $181,480.65.

Shares of O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (ORLY) traded up $3.34 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $214.43. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 851,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,332,907. The stock has a market capitalization of $18,280.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.63, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 0.80. The company has a current ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.72. O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. has a 52 week low of $169.43 and a 52 week high of $286.57.

O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The specialty retailer reported $3.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.15 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $2.34 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.34 billion. O’Reilly Automotive had a return on equity of 93.18% and a net margin of 12.13%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $2.90 earnings per share. analysts predict that O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. will post 11.91 EPS for the current fiscal year.

O’Reilly Automotive announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Friday, September 1st that permits the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization permits the specialty retailer to buy up to 5.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

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Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Monetary Management Group Inc. increased its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 16.3% during the second quarter. Monetary Management Group Inc. now owns 465 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $102,000 after acquiring an additional 65 shares during the period. Barrett Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 261.5% during the second quarter. Barrett Asset Management LLC now owns 470 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $103,000 after acquiring an additional 340 shares during the period. NEXT Financial Group Inc purchased a new stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive during the third quarter worth $100,000. Amica Retiree Medical Trust purchased a new stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive during the third quarter worth $107,000. Finally, Proficio Capital Partners LLC increased its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 1.0% during the second quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 501 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $105,000 after acquiring an additional 5 shares during the period. 97.98% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

ORLY has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Northcoast Research upgraded O’Reilly Automotive from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $230.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. lowered their target price on O’Reilly Automotive from $300.00 to $220.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 20th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating and set a $190.00 target price (down from $272.00) on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Friday, July 21st. UBS AG restated a “buy” rating and set a $230.00 target price (down from $255.00) on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Wedbush restated a “neutral” rating and set a $195.00 target price on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Thursday, July 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $243.48.

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 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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