Pennsylvania Trust Co bought a new position in O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund bought 14,519 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $466,000.

Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Virtus ETF Advisers LLC bought a new stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive during the 4th quarter worth approximately $25,000. CX Institutional bought a new stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive during the 1st quarter worth approximately $35,000. Berman Capital Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive during the 4th quarter worth approximately $31,000. Paragon Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive during the 1st quarter worth approximately $39,000. Finally, CNB Bank bought a new stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive during the 4th quarter worth approximately $35,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.69% of the company’s stock.

ORLY has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Wells Fargo & Co raised their price target on O’Reilly Automotive from $415.00 to $445.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday. Atlantic Securities lowered O’Reilly Automotive from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $370.00 to $400.00 in a research note on Friday, March 1st. BidaskClub lowered O’Reilly Automotive from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 9th. Morgan Stanley raised their price target on O’Reilly Automotive from $385.00 to $400.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, April 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered O’Reilly Automotive from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, April 15th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $377.44.

Shares of NASDAQ ORLY opened at $399.46 on Monday. 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 firm has a market cap of $31.31 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.81, a PEG ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 0.85. O’Reilly Automotive Inc has a twelve month low of $217.64 and a twelve month high of $414.63.

O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 6th. The specialty retailer reported $3.72 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate 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 company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $2.90 earnings per share. Research analysts expect that O’Reilly Automotive Inc will post 17.78 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, SVP Larry Lee Ellis sold 800 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $376.23, for a total value of $300,984.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 1,156 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $434,921.88. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, COO Jeff M. Shaw sold 3,615 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $375.35, for a total value of $1,356,890.25. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 27,832 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,446,741.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 119,273 shares of company stock valued at $44,907,567. 2.52% of the stock is currently owned by corporate 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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