O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Moderate Buy” from Analysts

O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLYGet Free Report) has received a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” from the sixteen analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $1,090.76.

ORLY has been the topic of a number of research reports. Evercore ISI increased their price objective on shares of O’Reilly Automotive from $1,235.00 to $1,240.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Wells Fargo & Company increased their price objective on shares of O’Reilly Automotive from $1,200.00 to $1,300.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, March 25th. Wedbush increased their price objective on shares of O’Reilly Automotive from $940.00 to $1,100.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price target on shares of O’Reilly Automotive from $1,003.00 to $1,078.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Mizuho assumed coverage on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Tuesday, March 19th. They set a “buy” rating and a $1,225.00 price target for the company.

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O’Reilly Automotive Stock Up 0.9 %

NASDAQ:ORLY opened at $1,140.21 on Wednesday. O’Reilly Automotive has a fifty-two week low of $851.22 and a fifty-two week high of $1,169.11. The stock has a market cap of $67.32 billion, a PE ratio of 29.63, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.05 and a beta of 0.86. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $1,076.05 and its 200-day simple moving average is $993.36.

O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLYGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The specialty retailer reported $9.26 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $9.07 by $0.19. O’Reilly Automotive had a net margin of 14.84% and a negative return on equity of 139.01%. The business had revenue of $3.83 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.86 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $8.37 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that O’Reilly Automotive will post 42.09 earnings per share for the current year.

Insider Buying and Selling at O’Reilly Automotive

In other O’Reilly Automotive news, SVP Christopher Andrew Mancini sold 1,500 shares of O’Reilly Automotive stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $1,000.00, for a total transaction of $1,500,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. In other news, SVP Jeffrey Alan Lauro sold 431 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $1,038.63, for a total transaction of $447,649.53. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 963 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,000,200.69. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, SVP Christopher Andrew Mancini sold 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $1,000.00, for a total transaction of $1,500,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 27,468 shares of company stock valued at $28,769,333 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 1.55% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Trading of O’Reilly Automotive

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Kapitalo Investimentos Ltda lifted its stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 13.4% in the fourth quarter. Kapitalo Investimentos Ltda now owns 254 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $241,000 after acquiring an additional 30 shares in the last quarter. Nomura Holdings Inc. acquired a new position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $1,131,000. HighPoint Advisor Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $776,000. Sivia Capital Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive during the fourth quarter worth approximately $252,000. Finally, SageView Advisory Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive in the fourth quarter worth $505,000. 85.00% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About O’Reilly Automotive

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O'Reilly Automotive, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer and supplier of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. The company provides new and remanufactured automotive hard parts and maintenance items, such as alternators, batteries, brake system components, belts, chassis parts, driveline parts, engine parts, fuel pumps, hoses, starters, temperature control, water pumps, antifreeze, appearance products, engine additives, filters, fluids, lighting products, and oil and wiper blades; and accessories, including floor mats, seat covers, and truck accessories.

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