O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) Director Charles H. Oreilly, Jr. sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $268.42, for a total value of $2,684,200.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 137,278 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $36,848,160.76. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Shares of O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) traded up 0.17% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $275.47. The company had a trading volume of 801,952 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $26.02 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.70 and a beta of 0.69. O’Reilly Automotive Inc. has a one year low of $225.12 and a one year high of $292.84. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $270.33 and a 200-day moving average of $273.14.

O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 26th. The company reported $2.90 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.92 by $0.02. O’Reilly Automotive had a net margin of 11.97% and a return on equity of 53.94%. The firm had revenue of $2.22 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.23 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $2.64 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that O’Reilly Automotive Inc. will post $10.69 EPS for the current year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for O`Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY)

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on ORLY shares. Wedbush reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $280.00 target price on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Thursday, July 28th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price target on O’Reilly Automotive from $280.00 to $295.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Jefferies Group increased their price target on O’Reilly Automotive from $325.00 to $336.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 28th. Deutsche Bank AG increased their price target on O’Reilly Automotive from $300.00 to $315.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered O’Reilly Automotive from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 21st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. O’Reilly Automotive has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $304.65.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in ORLY. Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC increased its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 24.1% in the first quarter. Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC now owns 1,270 shares of the company’s stock valued at $348,000 after buying an additional 247 shares in the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada boosted its stake in O’Reilly Automotive by 1.9% in the first quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 235,284 shares of the company’s stock worth $64,388,000 after buying an additional 4,394 shares during the last quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. boosted its stake in O’Reilly Automotive by 29.2% in the first quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 11,773 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,224,000 after buying an additional 2,661 shares during the last quarter. Logan Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in O’Reilly Automotive by 2.4% in the first quarter. Logan Capital Management Inc. now owns 18,949 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,186,000 after buying an additional 442 shares during the last quarter. Finally, First Republic Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in O’Reilly Automotive by 45.9% in the first quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. now owns 4,287 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,173,000 after buying an additional 1,348 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.39% 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 offers its products to both do-it-yourself (DIY) and professional service provider customers. Its stores’ 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 and engine parts; maintenance items, such as filters, lighting, engine additives and appearance products, and accessories, such as floor mats, seat covers and truck accessories.

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