O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) SVP Jeffrey Alan Lauro sold 12,526 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $351.06, for a total value of $4,397,377.56. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

O’Reilly Automotive stock opened at $357.52 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $28.42 billion, a P/E ratio of 30.20, a P/E/G ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 1.07. The company has a current ratio of 0.91, a quick ratio of 0.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.37. O’Reilly Automotive Inc has a one year low of $213.72 and a one year high of $359.06.

O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 24th. The specialty retailer reported $4.50 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $4.31 by $0.19. The firm had revenue of $2.48 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.49 billion. O’Reilly Automotive had a return on equity of 259.86% and a net margin of 14.09%. Sell-side analysts expect that O’Reilly Automotive Inc will post 16.1 EPS for the current year.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Centaurus Financial Inc. acquired a new position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $112,000. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA acquired a new position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $119,000. Honkamp Krueger Financial Services Inc. acquired a new position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $129,000. HighPoint Advisor Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $182,000. Finally, Bailard Inc. acquired a new position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $201,000. 86.07% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

ORLY has been the subject of a number of research reports. Wedbush boosted their target price on O’Reilly Automotive from $250.00 to $310.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded O’Reilly Automotive from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $335.00 target price for the company in a report on Thursday, July 19th. Stephens reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $350.00 target price on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Friday, July 27th. BidaskClub raised O’Reilly Automotive from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 7th. Finally, Bank of America reissued a “top pick” rating and set a $390.00 price target (up from $330.00) on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a research report on Monday, September 17th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. O’Reilly Automotive has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $340.63.

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O’Reilly Automotive Company Profile

O'Reilly Automotive, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the retail of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories in the United States. The company provides new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, such as alternators, starters, fuel pumps, water pumps, brake system components, batteries, belts, hoses, temperature controls, chassis parts, driveline parts, and engine parts; maintenance items comprising oil, antifreeze products, fluids, filters, wiper blades, lighting products, engine additives, and appearance products; and accessories, such as floor mats, seat covers, and truck accessories.

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