Pacer Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) by 42,811.5% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 11,157 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 11,131 shares during the period. Pacer Advisors Inc.’s holdings in O’Reilly Automotive were worth $4,332,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Virtus ETF Advisers LLC purchased a new stake in O’Reilly Automotive during the 4th quarter valued at $25,000. Berman Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in O’Reilly Automotive during the 4th quarter valued at $31,000. CNB Bank purchased a new stake in O’Reilly Automotive during the 4th quarter valued at $35,000. CX Institutional purchased a new stake in O’Reilly Automotive during the 1st quarter valued at $35,000. Finally, Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC purchased a new stake in O’Reilly Automotive during the 4th quarter valued at $39,000. 86.68% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of O’Reilly Automotive stock opened at $405.01 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.66, a current ratio of 0.91 and a quick ratio of 0.09. The stock has a market capitalization of $31.35 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.16, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 0.85. O’Reilly Automotive Inc has a 1 year low of $217.64 and a 1 year high of $405.14.

O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 6th. The specialty retailer reported $3.72 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.76 by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $2.32 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.33 billion. O’Reilly Automotive had a net margin of 13.89% and a return on equity of 318.99%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $2.90 earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that O’Reilly Automotive Inc will post 17.78 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Chairman Gregory L. Henslee sold 50,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $374.37, for a total transaction of $18,718,500.00. Following the sale, the chairman now owns 65,922 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $24,679,219.14. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Larry Lee Ellis sold 800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $376.23, for a total transaction of $300,984.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 1,156 shares in the company, valued at approximately $434,921.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 119,273 shares of company stock valued at $44,907,567. 2.52% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Several research analysts have commented on ORLY shares. BidaskClub upgraded shares of O’Reilly Automotive from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Thursday, December 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of O’Reilly Automotive from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 25th. Credit Suisse Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $318.00 price objective on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Tuesday, February 5th. Oppenheimer restated a “buy” rating on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Thursday, December 20th. Finally, Raymond James set a $408.00 price objective on shares of O’Reilly Automotive and gave the stock a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 14th. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. O’Reilly Automotive has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $366.71.

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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, 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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