O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) SVP Randy Johnson sold 1,040 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $235.00, for a total transaction of $244,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 9,255 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,174,925. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Randy Johnson also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Wednesday, November 1st, Randy Johnson sold 1,040 shares of O’Reilly Automotive stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $211.24, for a total transaction of $219,689.60.
  • On Monday, October 2nd, Randy Johnson sold 1,040 shares of O’Reilly Automotive stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $215.98, for a total transaction of $224,619.20.

Shares of O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) traded down $0.18 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $250.21. The company had a trading volume of 2,115,458 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,313,240. O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. has a 12 month low of $169.43 and a 12 month high of $286.57. The stock has a market capitalization of $19,930.49, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.36, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.38 and a beta of 0.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.72, a current ratio of 0.93 and a quick ratio of 0.10.

O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The specialty retailer reported $3.22 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.15 by $0.07. O’Reilly Automotive had a return on equity of 93.18% and a net margin of 12.13%. The company had revenue of $2.34 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.34 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $2.90 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. will post 11.91 EPS for the current year.

O’Reilly Automotive announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase program on Friday, September 1st that allows the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in shares. This repurchase authorization allows the specialty retailer to buy up to 5.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

ORLY has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Citigroup raised their target price on shares of O’Reilly Automotive from $276.00 to $283.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Bank of America restated a “buy” rating and issued a $250.00 target price on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. Oppenheimer restated a “buy” rating on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and issued a $220.00 target price on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Moffett Nathanson initiated coverage on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Monday. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $243.48.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in O’Reilly Automotive by 24.3% during the second quarter. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,922 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $639,000 after buying an additional 572 shares during the period. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D lifted its position in O’Reilly Automotive by 21.3% during the second quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 28,500 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $6,234,000 after buying an additional 5,000 shares during the period. Korea Investment CORP lifted its position in O’Reilly Automotive by 4.7% during the second quarter. Korea Investment CORP now owns 24,577 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $5,376,000 after buying an additional 1,113 shares during the period. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. lifted its position in O’Reilly Automotive by 1,327.4% during the second quarter. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. now owns 31,017 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $6,784,000 after buying an additional 28,844 shares during the period. Finally, Barrett Asset Management LLC lifted its position in O’Reilly Automotive by 261.5% during the second quarter. Barrett Asset Management LLC now owns 470 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $103,000 after buying an additional 340 shares during the period. 88.56% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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 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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