Pinkerton Retirement Specialists LLC boosted its position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) by 7.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 10,815 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 706 shares during the quarter. O’Reilly Automotive makes up approximately 1.4% of Pinkerton Retirement Specialists LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 15th largest holding. Pinkerton Retirement Specialists LLC’s holdings in O’Reilly Automotive were worth $3,994,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Advisors Preferred LLC acquired a new position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive in the 1st quarter valued at $26,000. Squar Milner Financial Services LLC lifted its stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 80.5% in the 2nd quarter. Squar Milner Financial Services LLC now owns 74 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $27,000 after purchasing an additional 33 shares during the period. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. lifted its stake in shares of O’Reilly Automotive by 65.4% in the 2nd quarter. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. now owns 86 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $32,000 after purchasing an additional 34 shares during the period. TRUE Private Wealth Advisors acquired a new position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive in the 2nd quarter valued at $46,000. Finally, Hall Laurie J Trustee acquired a new position in shares of O’Reilly Automotive in the 1st quarter valued at $47,000. 87.28% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
In other news, Director Jay D. Burchfield sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $381.08, for a total transaction of $381,080.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, SVP Jeffrey Alan Lauro acquired 150 shares of O’Reilly Automotive stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 5th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $368.33 per share, with a total value of $55,249.50. Following the completion of the purchase, the senior vice president now owns 422 shares in the company, valued at $155,435.26. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 1,773 shares of company stock valued at $669,481. Company insiders own 2.52% of the company’s stock.
Shares of ORLY traded down $4.33 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $377.85. The stock had a trading volume of 83,957 shares, compared to its average volume of 689,481. The company has a quick ratio of 0.10, a current ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 37.43. O’Reilly Automotive Inc has a 52 week low of $314.14 and a 52 week high of $414.63. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $385.27 and a 200 day moving average of $379.69. The company has a market cap of $29.32 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.47, a P/E/G ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 0.73.
O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 24th. The specialty retailer reported $4.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $4.67 by ($0.16). The firm had revenue of $2.59 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.61 billion. O’Reilly Automotive had a return on equity of 391.89% and a net margin of 13.69%. O’Reilly Automotive’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $4.28 EPS. As a group, equities analysts expect that O’Reilly Automotive Inc will post 17.54 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on ORLY shares. Northcoast Research downgraded O’Reilly Automotive from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 27th. BidaskClub raised O’Reilly Automotive from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 8th. Wells Fargo & Co restated a “buy” rating and issued a $435.00 price objective on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a research report on Tuesday. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a research report on Thursday, July 11th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $440.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Stephens lowered their price objective on shares of O’Reilly Automotive from $440.00 to $430.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, July 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. O’Reilly Automotive presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $409.29.
O’Reilly Automotive Company Profile
O'Reilly Automotive, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the retail of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories in the United States. The company provides new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, such as alternators, batteries, brake system components, belts, chassis parts, driveline parts, engine parts, fuel pumps, hoses, starters, and temperature control and water pumps; maintenance items comprising antifreeze and lighting products, appearance products, engine additives, filters, fluids, and oil and wiper blades; and accessories, such as floor mats, seat covers, and truck accessories.
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