Sather Financial Group Inc acquired a new position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm acquired 4,236 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $912,000.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. AMP Capital Investors Ltd boosted its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 1.7% in the third quarter. AMP Capital Investors Ltd now owns 32,693 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $7,040,000 after buying an additional 543 shares during the period. B. Riley Financial Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive in the third quarter worth $238,000. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec boosted its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 6.7% in the third quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec now owns 4,757 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,029,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the period. Clear Perspective Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive in the third quarter worth $305,000. Finally, Synovus Financial Corp boosted its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 22.0% in the third quarter. Synovus Financial Corp now owns 5,092 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,102,000 after buying an additional 918 shares during the period. 88.56% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other O’Reilly Automotive news, SVP Scott E. Kraus sold 8,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $237.84, for a total transaction of $2,021,640.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 4,959 shares in the company, valued at $1,179,448.56. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CFO Thomas Mcfall sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $220.00, for a total value of $2,200,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 149,945 shares of company stock worth $33,756,392. Corporate insiders own 3.12% of the company’s stock.

O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (ORLY) opened at $250.21 on Wednesday. O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. 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. The firm has a market capitalization of $21,290.08, a PE ratio of 21.75, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.48 and a beta of 0.84.

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 Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $3.15 by $0.07. O’Reilly Automotive had a return on equity of 93.18% and a net margin of 12.13%. The company had revenue of $2.34 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.34 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $2.90 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. will post 11.91 EPS for the current year.

O’Reilly Automotive declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Friday, September 1st that authorizes the company to buyback $1.00 billion in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the specialty retailer to repurchase up to 5.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually an indication that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

Several analysts have recently commented on the company. Moffett Nathanson assumed coverage on O’Reilly Automotive in a research report on Monday. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Bank of America reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $250.00 target price on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Citigroup raised their target price on O’Reilly Automotive from $276.00 to $283.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $220.00 target price on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a research report on Friday, October 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. O’Reilly Automotive presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $243.48.

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O’Reilly Automotive 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.

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