O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) SVP Randy Johnson sold 1,000 shares of O’Reilly Automotive stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $277.55, for a total value of $277,550.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Shares of O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) opened at 275.39 on Wednesday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $270.15 and a 200 day moving average price of $273.38. The firm has a market capitalization of $26.01 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.69 and a beta of 0.69. O’Reilly Automotive Inc. has a 12-month low of $225.12 and a 12-month high of $292.84.

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

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Trust Co. of Vermont acquired a new position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive during the third quarter valued at approximately $100,000. Global X Management Co. LLC increased its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 200.0% in the third quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 366 shares of the company’s stock valued at $103,000 after buying an additional 244 shares in the last quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC increased its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 9.8% in the second quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 359 shares of the company’s stock valued at $104,000 after buying an additional 32 shares in the last quarter. Bellwether Investment Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive during the second quarter valued at approximately $106,000. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. increased its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 318.2% in the third quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 460 shares of the company’s stock valued at $129,000 after buying an additional 350 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 88.71% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on ORLY shares. Wedbush reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $310.00 price target (up previously from $280.00) on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a research note on Wednesday, August 10th. Susquehanna started coverage on O’Reilly Automotive in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. They issued a “positive” rating and a $343.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $336.00 price target on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a research note on Wednesday, October 19th. Zacks Investment Research cut O’Reilly Automotive from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 21st. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $290.00 price target on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a research note on Sunday, October 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. O’Reilly Automotive has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $304.65.

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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