O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) Director John Raymond Murphy sold 528 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $361.05, for a total transaction of $190,634.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

NASDAQ:ORLY traded up $0.65 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $366.79. 43,547 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 695,229. The company has a quick ratio of 0.10, a current ratio of 0.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 13.67. The company has a market cap of $28.78 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.75, a P/E/G ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 0.81. O’Reilly Automotive Inc has a 52-week low of $265.11 and a 52-week high of $414.63.

O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 24th. The specialty retailer reported $4.05 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $4.05. The company had revenue of $2.41 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.44 billion. O’Reilly Automotive had a net margin of 13.87% and a return on equity of 333.23%. O’Reilly Automotive’s revenue was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $3.61 earnings per share. Research analysts forecast that O’Reilly Automotive Inc will post 17.77 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of ORLY. Cobiz Wealth LLC raised its stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 2.8% in the 1st quarter. Cobiz Wealth LLC now owns 22,395 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $8,696,000 after acquiring an additional 606 shares during the period. Sowell Financial Services LLC raised its stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 45.9% in the 4th quarter. Sowell Financial Services LLC now owns 3,343 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,151,000 after acquiring an additional 1,051 shares during the period. Brown Advisory Inc. raised its stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 22.1% in the 4th quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 4,058 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,397,000 after acquiring an additional 734 shares during the period. Sigma Planning Corp raised its stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 43.3% in the 1st quarter. Sigma Planning Corp now owns 874 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $339,000 after acquiring an additional 264 shares during the period. Finally, Huntington National Bank raised its stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 8.9% in the 4th quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 116,378 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $40,072,000 after acquiring an additional 9,472 shares during the period. 85.38% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

ORLY has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of O’Reilly Automotive from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 25th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of O’Reilly Automotive from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 22nd. Credit Suisse Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $318.00 target price on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a research report on Tuesday, February 5th. Morgan Stanley raised their target price on shares of O’Reilly Automotive from $385.00 to $400.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, April 15th. Finally, Evercore ISI began coverage on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a research report on Wednesday, March 20th. They set an “in-line” rating and a $375.00 target price on the stock. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. O’Reilly Automotive has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $379.13.

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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, 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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