Today: 20,000 Shares of Stock are sold by Insider Selling: O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (ORLY) CEO

Today: 20,000 Shares of Stock are sold by Insider Selling: O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (ORLY) CEO

O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) CEO Gregory L. Henslee sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $275.42, for a total transaction of $5,508,400.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 42,505 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $11,706,727.10. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Shares of O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) traded down 0.72% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $274.63. 609,164 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm has a market cap of $25.94 billion, a PE ratio of 26.62 and a beta of 0.69. The company has a 50 day moving average of $270.17 and a 200 day moving average of $273.21. O’Reilly Automotive Inc. has a 52-week low of $225.12 and a 52-week high of $292.84.

O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 26th. The company reported $2.90 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.92 by $0.02. O’Reilly Automotive had a return on equity of 53.94% and a net margin of 11.97%. The firm had revenue of $2.22 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.23 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $2.64 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that O’Reilly Automotive Inc. will post $10.69 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Great Lakes Advisors LLC boosted its stake in O’Reilly Automotive by 0.3% in the third quarter. Great Lakes Advisors LLC now owns 750 shares of the company’s stock valued at $210,000 after buying an additional 2 shares during the period. Montag & Caldwell LLC boosted its stake in O’Reilly Automotive by 0.4% in the second quarter. Montag & Caldwell LLC now owns 1,519 shares of the company’s stock valued at $412,000 after buying an additional 6 shares during the period. Cypress Wealth Advisors LLC boosted its stake in O’Reilly Automotive by 0.8% in the second quarter. Cypress Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 777 shares of the company’s stock valued at $211,000 after buying an additional 6 shares during the period. Invictus RG boosted its stake in O’Reilly Automotive by 1.9% in the second quarter. Invictus RG now owns 493 shares of the company’s stock valued at $134,000 after buying an additional 9 shares during the period. Finally, Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc. boosted its stake in O’Reilly Automotive by 0.4% in the third quarter. Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc. now owns 2,332 shares of the company’s stock valued at $653,000 after buying an additional 10 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 88.71% of the company’s stock.

ORLY has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of O’Reilly Automotive from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 21st. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $336.00 target price on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Wednesday, October 19th. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $290.00 target price on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Sunday, October 23rd. Wedbush reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $310.00 target price on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Thursday, October 27th. Finally, Susquehanna initiated coverage on shares of O’Reilly Automotive in a report on Thursday, August 25th. They set a “positive” rating and a $343.00 target price for the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $304.65.

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