Hall Laurie J Trustee Purchases Shares of 120 O’Reilly Automotive Inc (ORLY)

Hall Laurie J Trustee purchased a new stake in O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 120 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $47,000.

Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Standard Life Aberdeen plc grew its holdings in O’Reilly Automotive by 8.4% in the 3rd quarter. Standard Life Aberdeen plc now owns 26,488 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $9,199,000 after buying an additional 2,050 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. grew its holdings in O’Reilly Automotive by 40.0% in the 3rd quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,400 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $486,000 after buying an additional 400 shares in the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in O’Reilly Automotive by 39.6% in the 3rd quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 310,736 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $107,925,000 after buying an additional 88,110 shares in the last quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA grew its holdings in O’Reilly Automotive by 360.7% in the 3rd quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 70,025 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $24,322,000 after buying an additional 54,824 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc grew its holdings in O’Reilly Automotive by 0.5% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 5,891,448 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $2,046,218,000 after buying an additional 30,192 shares in the last quarter. 87.43% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

ORLY opened at $375.76 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $29.46 billion, a PE ratio of 23.34, a P/E/G ratio of 1.38 and a beta of 0.81. O’Reilly Automotive Inc has a 52-week low of $258.73 and a 52-week high of $414.63. The company has a current ratio of 0.84, a quick ratio of 0.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.29.

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

In related news, EVP Brad W. Beckham sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $370.71, for a total transaction of $1,853,550.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 5,454 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,021,852.34. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, COO Jeff M. Shaw sold 2,758 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $395.00, for a total value of $1,089,410.00. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 26,992 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,661,840. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 119,273 shares of company stock worth $44,907,567. 2.52% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of brokerages have commented on ORLY. Citigroup upped their price objective on O’Reilly Automotive from $422.00 to $454.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised O’Reilly Automotive from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, April 26th. Raymond James upped their price objective on O’Reilly Automotive from $408.00 to $435.00 and gave the company a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 25th. BidaskClub raised O’Reilly Automotive from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 14th. Finally, Oppenheimer lowered O’Reilly Automotive from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, February 8th. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. O’Reilly Automotive presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $379.13.

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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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