O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) CEO Gregory L. Henslee sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $275.42, for a total transaction of $5,508,400.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 42,505 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,706,727.10. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Shares of O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) opened at 274.50 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $25.93 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.61 and a beta of 0.69. O’Reilly Automotive Inc. has a 52-week low of $225.12 and a 52-week high of $292.84. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $270.15 and a 200-day moving average of $273.38.

O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 26th. The company reported $2.90 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.92 by $0.02. The company earned $2.22 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.23 billion. O’Reilly Automotive had a net margin of 11.97% and a return on equity of 53.94%. The company’s revenue was up 6.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $2.64 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that O’Reilly Automotive Inc. will post $10.69 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of ORLY. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD boosted its stake in O’Reilly Automotive by 19.6% in the third quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD now owns 7,963,934 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,230,778,000 after buying an additional 1,302,716 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. boosted its stake in O’Reilly Automotive by 0.9% in the third quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 2,561,647 shares of the company’s stock valued at $717,543,000 after buying an additional 23,543 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its stake in O’Reilly Automotive by 2.3% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 1,709,959 shares of the company’s stock valued at $478,977,000 after buying an additional 37,720 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in O’Reilly Automotive by 2.1% in the third quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 1,566,910 shares of the company’s stock valued at $438,908,000 after buying an additional 32,904 shares during the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 22.9% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 1,468,553 shares of the company’s stock valued at $398,125,000 after buying an additional 273,199 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.71% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts have commented on ORLY shares. Susquehanna started coverage on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. They issued a “positive” rating and a $343.00 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of O’Reilly Automotive from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 21st. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $336.00 target price on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a research report on Wednesday, October 19th. Wedbush restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $310.00 target price on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a research report on Thursday, October 27th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $290.00 target price on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a research report on Sunday, October 23rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $304.65.

About O’Reilly Automotive

O’Reilly Automotive, Inc is a specialty retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the United States. The Company offers its products to both do-it-yourself (DIY) and professional service provider customers. Its stores’ 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 and engine parts; maintenance items, such as filters, lighting, engine additives and appearance products, and accessories, such as floor mats, seat covers and truck accessories.

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