Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL reduced its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) by 1.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 68,200 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 700 shares during the period. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL owned 0.07% of O’Reilly Automotive worth $18,403,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock. DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main acquired a new position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive during the fourth quarter worth approximately $103,000. Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc. acquired a new position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive during the first quarter worth approximately $108,000. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust increased its stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 1.2% in the first quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 414 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $112,000 after buying an additional 5 shares during the last quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. increased its stake 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 specialty retailer’s stock valued at $129,000 after buying an additional 350 shares during the last quarter. Finally, M&R Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 150.0% in the fourth quarter. M&R Capital Management Inc. now owns 500 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $139,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. 92.15% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for O`Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY)

O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ ORLY) traded down 1.10% on Friday, reaching $231.39. 1,690,866 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock has a market capitalization of $21.06 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.09 and a beta of 0.64. O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. has a 52 week low of $228.43 and a 52 week high of $292.84. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $244.95 and a 200 day moving average price of $264.08.

O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The specialty retailer reported $2.60 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.88 by $0.28. O’Reilly Automotive had a return on equity of 61.79% and a net margin of 12.10%. The firm had revenue of $2.16 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.22 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $2.59 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. will post $12.26 earnings per share for the current year.

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Several analysts have issued reports on ORLY shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of O’Reilly Automotive from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $304.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, March 1st. Deutsche Bank AG downgraded shares of O’Reilly Automotive from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from $315.00 to $273.00 in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. Royal Bank of Canada decreased their price objective on shares of O’Reilly Automotive from $304.00 to $297.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. Cleveland Research downgraded shares of O’Reilly Automotive from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, April 3rd. Finally, Atlantic Securities raised shares of O’Reilly Automotive to an “overweight” rating and set a $307.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, April 7th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $300.89.

In other O’Reilly Automotive news, CEO Gregory L. Henslee sold 10,000 shares of O’Reilly Automotive stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $275.00, for a total transaction of $2,750,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 32,599 shares in the company, valued at $8,964,725. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Chairman David E. Oreilly sold 25,000 shares of O’Reilly Automotive stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $250.56, for a total transaction of $6,264,000.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 145,568 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $36,473,518.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 40,600 shares of company stock valued at $10,537,062 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 3.12% of the company’s stock.

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 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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