O'Reilly Automotive Inc (ORLY) Insider Sells $2,500,000.00 in Stock

O'Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) insider Jeff M. Shaw sold 10,000 shares of O'Reilly Automotive stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $250.00, for a total transaction of $2,500,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 34,285 shares in the company, valued at $8,571,250. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

O'Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ ORLY) traded up $3.84 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $257.68. 892,100 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,224,733. The firm has a market capitalization of $22,170.00, a P/E ratio of 21.93, a PEG ratio of 1.36 and a beta of 0.84. O'Reilly Automotive Inc has a 52 week low of $169.43 and a 52 week high of $283.97. The company has a quick ratio of 0.10, a current ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.72.

O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last posted 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 during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.34 billion. O'Reilly Automotive had a net margin of 12.13% and a return on equity of 93.18%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $2.90 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that O'Reilly Automotive Inc will post 11.89 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research firms have issued reports on ORLY. UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $240.00 price target (up from $230.00) on shares of O'Reilly Automotive in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Royal Bank of Canada upgraded shares of O'Reilly Automotive from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Credit Suisse Group set a $193.00 price objective on shares of O'Reilly Automotive and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of O'Reilly Automotive from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $272.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. Finally, Oppenheimer set a $220.00 price objective on shares of O'Reilly Automotive and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $249.45.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in O'Reilly Automotive by 9.1% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,213,274 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,359,092,000 after purchasing an additional 520,626 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in O'Reilly Automotive by 1.1% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 6,102,530 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,334,868,000 after purchasing an additional 66,172 shares during the period. Polen Capital Management LLC lifted its position in O'Reilly Automotive by 29.4% during the third quarter. Polen Capital Management LLC now owns 2,672,521 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $575,581,000 after purchasing an additional 607,076 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its position in O'Reilly Automotive by 45.7% during the third quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 2,583,140 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $556,331,000 after purchasing an additional 809,647 shares during the period. Finally, Voya Investment Management LLC lifted its position in O'Reilly Automotive by 6.4% during the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 1,271,799 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $278,194,000 after purchasing an additional 76,663 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 88.33% of the company’s stock.

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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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