Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. boosted its position in O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) by 240.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 340 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after purchasing an additional 240 shares during the quarter. O’Reilly Automotive makes up 0.8% of Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd.’s portfolio, making the stock its 25th biggest position. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd.’s holdings in O’Reilly Automotive were worth $132,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of ORLY. Norges Bank bought a new position in O’Reilly Automotive in the fourth quarter worth $259,779,000. FMR LLC increased its holdings in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 80.9% during the fourth quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,163,828 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $400,741,000 after acquiring an additional 520,302 shares in the last quarter. Isthmus Partners LLC bought a new position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive during the first quarter valued at $6,309,000. Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its holdings in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 73.2% during the first quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 651,238 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $252,882,000 after acquiring an additional 275,197 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Hexavest Inc. bought a new position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive during the first quarter valued at $60,860,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 85.61% of the company’s stock.

ORLY has been the subject of several analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded O’Reilly Automotive from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, March 22nd. Morgan Stanley raised their price target on O’Reilly Automotive from $385.00 to $400.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday, April 15th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded O’Reilly Automotive from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, April 15th. Evercore ISI initiated coverage on O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Wednesday, March 20th. They set an “in-line” rating and a $375.00 price target for the company. Finally, Atlantic Securities downgraded O’Reilly Automotive from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and raised their price target for the company from $370.00 to $400.00 in a report on Friday, March 1st. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $379.13.

Shares of O’Reilly Automotive stock traded up $3.59 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $384.59. 7,679 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 681,145. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 13.67, a current ratio of 0.84 and a quick ratio of 0.10. O’Reilly Automotive Inc has a 1 year low of $270.97 and a 1 year high of $414.63. The stock has a market capitalization of $29.95 billion, a PE ratio of 23.73, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 0.79.

O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 24th. The specialty retailer reported $4.05 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $4.05. O’Reilly Automotive had a return on equity of 333.23% and a net margin of 13.87%. The company had revenue of $2.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.44 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $3.61 earnings per share. O’Reilly Automotive’s revenue was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that O’Reilly Automotive Inc will post 17.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other O’Reilly Automotive news, Director Lawrence P. Oreilly sold 5,600 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $375.48, for a total value of $2,102,688.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 122,564 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $46,020,330.72. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Chairman David E. Oreilly sold 34,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $375.48, for a total value of $12,766,320.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 42,886 shares of company stock worth $16,149,052 over the last ninety days. 2.52% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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O’Reilly Automotive 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, batteries, brake system components, belts, chassis parts, driveline parts, engine parts, fuel pumps, hoses, starters, and temperature control and water pumps; maintenance items comprising antifreeze and lighting products, appearance products, engine additives, filters, fluids, and oil and wiper blades; and accessories, such as floor mats, seat covers, and truck accessories.

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