O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) CEO Gregory L. Henslee sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $275.42, for a total transaction of $5,508,400.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 42,505 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $11,706,727.10. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Shares of O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) opened at 274.63 on Tuesday. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $270.15 and its 200-day moving average is $273.38. O’Reilly Automotive Inc. has a one year low of $225.12 and a one year high of $292.84. The firm has a market capitalization of $25.94 billion, a PE ratio of 26.62 and a beta of 0.69.

O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 26th. The company reported $2.90 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.92 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $2.22 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.23 billion. O’Reilly Automotive had a net margin of 11.97% and a return on equity of 53.94%. O’Reilly Automotive’s revenue was up 6.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $2.64 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that O’Reilly Automotive Inc. will post $10.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several research firms have issued reports on ORLY. Wedbush reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $310.00 price objective on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a research note on Wednesday, November 23rd. Deutsche Bank AG decreased their price objective on shares of O’Reilly Automotive from $315.00 to $275.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, October 28th. Vetr downgraded shares of O’Reilly Automotive from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $300.40 price objective for the company. in a research note on Monday, August 1st. Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $290.00 price objective on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a research note on Sunday, October 23rd. Finally, Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $336.00 price objective on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a research note on Wednesday, October 19th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $304.65.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Strs Ohio raised its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 5.5% in the second quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 301,647 shares of the company’s stock valued at $81,776,000 after buying an additional 15,806 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can acquired a new position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive during the second quarter valued at $33,666,000. Mar Vista Investment Partners LLC raised its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 0.5% in the second quarter. Mar Vista Investment Partners LLC now owns 42,051 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,400,000 after buying an additional 218 shares during the last quarter. Woodstock Corp raised its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 0.3% in the third quarter. Woodstock Corp now owns 59,467 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,657,000 after buying an additional 170 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. raised its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 0.4% in the second quarter. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 82,839 shares of the company’s stock valued at $22,458,000 after buying an additional 348 shares during the last quarter. 88.71% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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 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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