Media stories about O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. O'Reilly Automotive earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.0054635812362 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Shares of O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) opened at $258.60 on Friday. O'Reilly Automotive has a fifty-two week low of $169.43 and a fifty-two week high of $282.83. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.72, a current ratio of 0.93 and a quick ratio of 0.10. The company has a market capitalization of $22,070.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.01, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.32 and a beta of 0.84.
O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The specialty retailer reported $3.22 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates 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 business had revenue of $2.34 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.34 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $2.90 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that O'Reilly Automotive will post 11.89 EPS for the current year.
ORLY has been the topic of several recent research reports. Citigroup boosted their price target on shares of O'Reilly Automotive from $276.00 to $283.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of O'Reilly Automotive from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Credit Suisse Group set a $241.00 price target on shares of O'Reilly Automotive and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and set a $220.00 target price on shares of O'Reilly Automotive in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Moffett Nathanson started coverage on shares of O'Reilly Automotive in a research note on Monday, December 4th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Twelve analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $249.45.
In other O'Reilly Automotive news, insider Jeff M. Shaw sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $250.00, for a total value of $2,500,000.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 34,285 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,571,250. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Chairman David E. Oreilly sold 70,000 shares of O'Reilly Automotive stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $220.29, for a total value of $15,420,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 135,776 shares in the company, valued at $29,910,095.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 159,945 shares of company stock valued at $36,282,766. 3.12% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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O'Reilly Automotive Company 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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