Stephens set a $300.00 price objective on O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the specialty retailer’s stock.

Other equities analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. BidaskClub upgraded O'Reilly Automotive from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Zacks Investment Research cut O'Reilly Automotive from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, December 29th. Moffett Nathanson assumed coverage on O'Reilly Automotive in a research report on Monday, December 4th. They issued a buy rating for the company. Citigroup lifted their price target on O'Reilly Automotive from $276.00 to $283.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a hold rating and issued a $220.00 price target on shares of O'Reilly Automotive in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Twelve research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. O'Reilly Automotive currently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $248.77.

Shares of O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) traded up $1.29 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $266.33. The stock had a trading volume of 659,208 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,020,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $22,730.00, a PE ratio of 22.67, a PEG ratio of 1.25 and a beta of 0.84. O'Reilly Automotive has a one year low of $169.43 and a one year high of $281.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.72, a quick ratio of 0.10 and a current ratio of 0.93.

O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The specialty retailer reported $3.22 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $3.15 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $2.34 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.34 billion. O'Reilly Automotive had a return on equity of 93.18% and a net margin of 12.13%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $2.90 earnings per share. analysts predict that O'Reilly Automotive will post 11.89 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, SVP Randy Johnson sold 1,040 shares of O'Reilly Automotive stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $211.24, for a total transaction of $219,689.60. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 9,250 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,953,970. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Chairman David E. Oreilly sold 70,000 shares of O'Reilly Automotive stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $220.29, for a total value of $15,420,300.00. Following the sale, the chairman now directly owns 135,776 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $29,910,095.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 159,945 shares of company stock valued at $36,282,766 in the last three months. 3.12% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Monetary Management Group Inc. lifted its stake in O'Reilly Automotive by 16.3% during the second quarter. Monetary Management Group Inc. now owns 465 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $102,000 after purchasing an additional 65 shares during the last quarter. FUKOKU MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE Co lifted its stake in O'Reilly Automotive by 15.9% during the second quarter. FUKOKU MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE Co now owns 730 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $160,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Tandem Investment Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in O'Reilly Automotive by 3.2% during the second quarter. Tandem Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 4,268 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $934,000 after purchasing an additional 133 shares during the last quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC lifted its stake in O'Reilly Automotive by 5.5% during the second quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 4,055 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $894,000 after purchasing an additional 210 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. lifted its stake in O'Reilly Automotive by 5.3% during the fourth quarter. Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. now owns 4,190 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,008,000 after purchasing an additional 210 shares during the last quarter. 88.36% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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 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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