O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) Director John Raymond Murphy sold 400 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $331.28, for a total value of $132,512.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

ORLY stock opened at $330.67 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of 0.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 8.45. The stock has a market capitalization of $26.48 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.93, a P/E/G ratio of 1.32 and a beta of 0.96. O’Reilly Automotive Inc has a 1 year low of $190.00 and a 1 year high of $334.02.

O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 25th. The specialty retailer reported $4.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $4.04 by $0.24. The company had revenue of $2.46 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.43 billion. O’Reilly Automotive had a return on equity of 229.48% and a net margin of 13.42%. O’Reilly Automotive’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $3.10 EPS. equities analysts forecast that O’Reilly Automotive Inc will post 15.9 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Bank of Montreal Can raised its position in O’Reilly Automotive by 9.3% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 108,302 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $29,628,000 after purchasing an additional 9,185 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 503.8% during the 2nd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 48,592 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $13,293,000 after acquiring an additional 40,544 shares in the last quarter. Horrell Capital Management Inc. raised its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 4.1% during the 2nd quarter. Horrell Capital Management Inc. now owns 21,449 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $5,868,000 after acquiring an additional 844 shares in the last quarter. Meritage Portfolio Management acquired a new stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive during the 2nd quarter worth about $6,070,000. Finally, First Republic Investment Management Inc. raised its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 4.3% during the 1st quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. now owns 14,516 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $3,591,000 after acquiring an additional 602 shares in the last quarter. 87.48% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on O’Reilly Automotive from $290.00 to $310.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 26th. ValuEngine raised O’Reilly Automotive from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Jefferies Financial Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $350.00 target price on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a research note on Friday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered O’Reilly Automotive from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 10th. Finally, Moffett Nathanson lowered O’Reilly Automotive from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, June 25th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $318.69.

About O’Reilly Automotive

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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