Weekly Investment Analysts’ Ratings Updates for O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY)

Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY):

  • 2/9/2018 – O'Reilly Automotive had its price target raised by analysts at Robert W. Baird from $230.00 to $290.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 2/9/2018 – O'Reilly Automotive had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $297.00 price target on the stock.
  • 2/9/2018 – O'Reilly Automotive had its price target raised by analysts at Citigroup Inc from $290.00 to $309.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 2/8/2018 – O'Reilly Automotive had its price target raised by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG from $241.00 to $264.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
  • 1/17/2018 – O'Reilly Automotive was given a new $300.00 price target on by analysts at Stephens. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/11/2018 – O'Reilly Automotive was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 1/5/2018 – O'Reilly Automotive was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 1/4/2018 – O'Reilly Automotive was given a new $241.00 price target on by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 12/29/2017 – O'Reilly Automotive was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “O’Reilly has been taking several initiatives to expand its presence in the United States and other contiguous markets. In the first nine-months of 2017, the company opened 162 new stores the United States. Further, it has plans to open 200 more outlets in 2018. It has also been acquiring businesses to expand its presence. It has also provided a positive earnings outlook for fiscal 2017. In the last three months, shares of O’Reilly have outperformed against the industry it belongs to. However, few headwinds the company has been facing include high fixed costs, increasing wage rates and increased investments. Also, a huge inventory is hampering the short-term liquidity of the company in periods of low sales.”
  • 12/27/2017 – O'Reilly Automotive was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $272.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “O’Reilly has been taking several initiatives to expand its presence in the United States and other contiguous markets. In the first nine-months of 2017, the company opened 162 new stores the United States. Further, it has plans to open 200 more outlets in 2018. It has also been acquiring businesses to expand its presence. It has also provided a positive earnings outlook for fiscal 2017. In the last three months, shares of O’Reilly have outperformed against the industry it belongs to. However, few headwinds the company has been facing include high fixed costs, increasing wage rates and increased investments. Also, a huge inventory is hampering the short-term liquidity of the company in periods of low sales.”
  • 12/19/2017 – O'Reilly Automotive was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating.
  • 12/15/2017 – O'Reilly Automotive had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wedbush. They now have a $250.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $195.00.

O'Reilly Automotive Inc (ORLY) traded down $2.39 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $249.83. 1,837,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,027,446. O'Reilly Automotive Inc has a one year low of $169.43 and a one year high of $279.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.56, a quick ratio of 0.11 and a current ratio of 0.93. The company has a market cap of $21,061.21, a P/E ratio of 19.72, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.08 and a beta of 0.90.

O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 7th. The specialty retailer reported $2.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.78 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $2.19 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.19 billion. O'Reilly Automotive had a net margin of 12.63% and a return on equity of 119.05%. The business’s revenue was up 4.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $2.59 EPS. research analysts forecast that O'Reilly Automotive Inc will post 15.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, SVP Jeremy Adam Fletcher sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $275.00, for a total value of $2,750,000.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 10,900 shares in the company, valued at $2,997,500. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, SVP Jeffrey Lynn Groves sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $270.00, for a total transaction of $1,350,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 5,008 shares in the company, valued at $1,352,160. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 168,680 shares of company stock worth $39,048,242. Company insiders own 3.12% of the company’s stock.

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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