Media coverage about O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. O’Reilly Automotive earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.7420442142523 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Shares of O’Reilly Automotive (ORLY) traded up $0.83 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $220.49. 752,576 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,100,083. The company has a market cap of $18,747.76, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.16, a PEG ratio of 1.30 and a beta of 0.80. O’Reilly Automotive has a 1-year low of $169.43 and a 1-year high of $286.57. The company has a current ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.72.

O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The specialty retailer reported $3.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates 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 net margin of 12.13% and a return on equity of 93.18%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $2.90 EPS. analysts predict that O’Reilly Automotive will post 11.91 EPS for the current year.

O’Reilly Automotive announced that its board has authorized a share repurchase plan on Friday, September 1st that permits the company to buyback $1.00 billion in shares. This buyback authorization permits the specialty retailer to reacquire up to 5.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often a sign that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

ORLY has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Citigroup Inc. boosted their target price on shares of O’Reilly Automotive from $276.00 to $283.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. UBS AG reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $230.00 price objective (down from $255.00) on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Bank of America Corporation reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $250.00 price objective on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Wedbush reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $195.00 price objective on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Thursday, July 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $243.48.

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In other O’Reilly Automotive news, insider Gregory D. Johnson sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $220.00, for a total transaction of $1,100,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, SVP Randy Johnson sold 1,040 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $215.98, for a total transaction of $224,619.20. 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 three months. Insiders own 3.12% of the company’s stock.

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 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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