O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 8/9/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc..
  • 7/31/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 7/27/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive was given a new $195.00 price target on by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 7/27/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wedbush. They now have a $195.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/27/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive was given a new $220.00 price target on by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/25/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS Group AG. They now have a $230.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $255.00.
  • 7/21/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a $190.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $272.00.
  • 7/20/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive had its price target lowered by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. from $300.00 to $220.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 7/18/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive was upgraded by analysts at Northcoast Research from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $230.00 price target on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
  • 7/7/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive was downgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $200.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $325.00.
  • 7/7/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS Group AG. They now have a $255.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $320.00.
  • 7/6/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive was downgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse Group from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $195.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $262.00. They wrote, ” Sigman said. “Patience is needed.”What Is Driving The Uncertainty?Sigman highlighted while Wednesday’s move might be an overreaction, it is clear the market is worried about several factors in O’Reilly’s industry. Specifically, he noted deceleration in O'Reilly's business after April, uncertainty from key drivers and vulnerable margins.Could More Favorable Weather Trends Benefit O'Reilly Shares?“While we assume lower baseline growth for the industry going forward after several above average years, we do see optionality from more favorable weather in 2H after two unseasonably warm winters,” Sigman said.”
  • 7/6/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wedbush.
  • 7/6/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive had its price target lowered by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from $272.00 to $190.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 7/6/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive had its price target lowered by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada from $280.00 to $201.00. They now have a “sector perform” rating on the stock.
  • 7/6/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive was downgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating. They now have a $195.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $200.00.
  • 7/6/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. They now have a $210.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $295.00.
  • 7/6/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $210.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $262.00.
  • 7/6/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive was given a new $234.00 price target on by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 7/5/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive had its price target lowered by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from $302.00 to $248.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/5/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive had its price target lowered by analysts at Raymond James Financial, Inc. from $310.00 to $250.00. They now have a “strong-buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/5/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc..
  • 6/23/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating.
  • 6/20/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. They now have a $302.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/20/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive was downgraded by analysts at UBS Group AG from a “positive” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • 6/14/2017 – O’Reilly Automotive had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They now have a $262.00 price target on the stock.

O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (ORLY) opened at 197.22 on Friday. O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. has a 12 month low of $169.43 and a 12 month high of $288.67. The stock has a market cap of $17.36 billion, a PE ratio of 17.28 and a beta of 0.74. The company has a 50-day moving average of $197.62 and a 200-day moving average of $242.64.

O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The specialty retailer reported $3.10 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.90 by $0.20. O’Reilly Automotive had a net margin of 12.23% and a return on equity of 72.22%. The firm had revenue of $2.29 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.29 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $2.65 earnings per share. O’Reilly Automotive’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. will post $11.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Chairman David E. Oreilly sold 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $250.56, for a total transaction of $6,264,000.00. Following the sale, the chairman now owns 145,568 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $36,473,518.08. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, SVP Randy Johnson sold 1,040 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $204.44, for a total transaction of $212,617.60. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 9,232 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,887,390.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 32,080 shares of company stock valued at $7,754,807. 3.12% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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.

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