News articles about O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. O’Reilly Automotive earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.3778757164047 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of O’Reilly Automotive (ORLY) traded down 2.93% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $197.22. The company had a trading volume of 1,395,982 shares. The company’s 50-day moving average is $198.30 and its 200 day moving average is $242.96. O’Reilly Automotive has a 52-week low of $169.43 and a 52-week high of $291.56. The stock has a market capitalization of $17.36 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.28 and a beta of 0.74.

O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The specialty retailer reported $3.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.90 by $0.20. O’Reilly Automotive had a net margin of 12.23% and a return on equity of 72.22%. The business had revenue of $2.29 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.29 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $2.65 EPS. O’Reilly Automotive’s quarterly revenue was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that O’Reilly Automotive will post $11.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.

O’Reilly Automotive declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase program on Wednesday, May 10th that permits the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization permits the specialty retailer to buy up to 4.3% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are often a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the company. Barclays PLC set a $234.00 price target on O’Reilly Automotive and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $300.00 price target on O’Reilly Automotive and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. UBS AG lowered O’Reilly Automotive from a “positive” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. Royal Bank Of Canada dropped their price objective on O’Reilly Automotive from $280.00 to $201.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group set a $290.00 price objective on O’Reilly Automotive and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. O’Reilly Automotive currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $242.80.

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In related news, Director Rosalie Oreilly Wooten sold 5,000 shares of O’Reilly Automotive stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $210.14, for a total value of $1,050,700.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 77,562 shares in the company, valued at approximately $16,298,878.68. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Randy Johnson sold 1,040 shares of O’Reilly Automotive stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $204.44, for a total transaction of $212,617.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 9,232 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,887,390.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 32,080 shares of company stock worth $7,754,807 in the last quarter. Insiders own 3.12% of the company’s stock.

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.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for O`Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY)

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