Willingdon Wealth Management acquired a new stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm acquired 11,889 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $2,561,000.

A number of other large investors also recently modified their holdings of ORLY. Eqis Capital Management Inc. lifted its stake in O’Reilly Automotive by 41.6% during the 2nd quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,168 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $255,000 after acquiring an additional 343 shares in the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC lifted its stake in O’Reilly Automotive by 7.7% during the 2nd quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 2,694 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $589,000 after acquiring an additional 193 shares in the last quarter. BTIM Corp. lifted its stake in O’Reilly Automotive by 38.8% during the 2nd quarter. BTIM Corp. now owns 11,755 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $2,571,000 after acquiring an additional 3,284 shares in the last quarter. Hermes Investment Management Ltd. lifted its stake in O’Reilly Automotive by 1.6% during the 2nd quarter. Hermes Investment Management Ltd. now owns 179,084 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $39,173,000 after acquiring an additional 2,850 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC lifted its stake in O’Reilly Automotive by 1,394.4% during the 2nd quarter. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 11,701 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $2,528,000 after acquiring an additional 10,918 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 95.99% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages have weighed in on ORLY. Citigroup Inc. lifted their target price on O’Reilly Automotive from $276.00 to $283.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. UBS AG reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $230.00 target price (down from $255.00) on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Bank of America Corporation reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $250.00 target price on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Wedbush reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $195.00 target price on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. O’Reilly Automotive presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $243.48.

In other O’Reilly Automotive news, CFO Thomas Mcfall sold 10,000 shares of O’Reilly Automotive stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $220.00, for a total transaction of $2,200,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, SVP Randy Johnson sold 1,040 shares of O’Reilly Automotive stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $197.19, for a total value of $205,077.60. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 9,238 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,821,641.22. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 33,345 shares of company stock valued at $7,055,572 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 3.12% of the company’s stock.

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O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (ORLY) traded down $0.11 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $220.38. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 710,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,317,654. The company has a quick ratio of 0.10, a current ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.72. The stock has a market cap of $18,810.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.16, a PEG ratio of 1.30 and a beta of 0.80. O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. has a 1-year low of $169.43 and a 1-year high of $286.57.

O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The specialty retailer reported $3.22 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $3.15 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $2.34 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.34 billion. O’Reilly Automotive had a return on equity of 93.18% and a net margin of 12.13%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $2.90 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. will post 11.91 EPS for the current fiscal year.

O’Reilly Automotive declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback program on Friday, September 1st that allows the company to buyback $1.00 billion in shares. This buyback authorization allows the specialty retailer to reacquire up to 5.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually a sign that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for O`Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY)

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