O'Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) SVP Randy Johnson sold 1,040 shares of O'Reilly Automotive stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $235.00, for a total transaction of $244,400.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 9,255 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,174,925. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.
Randy Johnson also recently made the following trade(s):
- On Wednesday, November 1st, Randy Johnson sold 1,040 shares of O'Reilly Automotive stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $211.24, for a total transaction of $219,689.60.
- On Monday, October 2nd, Randy Johnson sold 1,040 shares of O'Reilly Automotive stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $215.98, for a total transaction of $224,619.20.
O'Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ ORLY) traded down $1.82 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $240.54. 834,625 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,024,234. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.72, a current ratio of 0.93 and a quick ratio of 0.10. O'Reilly Automotive Inc has a fifty-two week low of $169.43 and a fifty-two week high of $283.97. The company has a market capitalization of $20,607.31, a PE ratio of 20.49, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 0.84.
O'Reilly Automotive declared that its board has authorized a share buyback plan on Friday, September 1st that permits the company to buyback $1.00 billion in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization permits the specialty retailer to buy up to 5.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually a sign that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.
Several equities analysts have recently commented on ORLY shares. Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of O'Reilly Automotive from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of O'Reilly Automotive from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of O'Reilly Automotive from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $272.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday. Wedbush reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $250.00 target price (up previously from $195.00) on shares of O'Reilly Automotive in a report on Friday, December 15th. Finally, Moffett Nathanson started coverage on shares of O'Reilly Automotive in a report on Monday, December 4th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $247.27.
A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Atlantic Trust Group LLC increased its position in O'Reilly Automotive by 30.1% during the third quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC now owns 70,065 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $15,090,000 after acquiring an additional 16,217 shares during the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC increased its position in O'Reilly Automotive by 19.9% during the third quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 189,105 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $40,728,000 after acquiring an additional 31,379 shares during the last quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC purchased a new stake in shares of O'Reilly Automotive during the third quarter valued at $225,000. Hartline Investment Corp boosted its stake in shares of O'Reilly Automotive by 3.0% during the third quarter. Hartline Investment Corp now owns 34,452 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $7,420,000 after purchasing an additional 1,015 shares during the period. Finally, Atlantic Trust LLC boosted its stake in shares of O'Reilly Automotive by 200.0% during the third quarter. Atlantic Trust LLC now owns 843 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $182,000 after purchasing an additional 562 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.33% of the company’s stock.
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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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