News articles about O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. O'Reilly Automotive earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.9215749221275 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate O'Reilly Automotive Inc (ORLY) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $2.18 Billion (americanbankingnews.com)
- O'Reilly Automotive Inc (ORLY) to Post FY2018 Earnings of $14.93 Per Share, Wedbush Forecasts (americanbankingnews.com)
- O'Reilly Automotive Inc (ORLY) Expected to Post Earnings of $2.78 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Why Did AutoZone Stock Recover in 2H17? (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) traded up $7.15 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $265.04. The stock had a trading volume of 1,067,838 shares, compared to its average volume of 924,073. O'Reilly Automotive has a 52 week low of $169.43 and a 52 week high of $281.50. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $22,620.00, a P/E ratio of 22.56, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.25 and a beta of 0.84.
ORLY has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded O'Reilly Automotive from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $272.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. Citigroup lifted their price objective on O'Reilly Automotive from $276.00 to $283.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Royal Bank of Canada raised O'Reilly Automotive from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. Credit Suisse Group set a $193.00 price objective on O'Reilly Automotive and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $240.00 price objective (up from $230.00) on shares of O'Reilly Automotive in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Twelve research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $248.77.
In other news, SVP Randy Johnson sold 1,040 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $211.24, for a total transaction of $219,689.60. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 9,250 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,953,970. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Jeff M. Shaw sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 owns 34,285 shares in the company, valued at $8,571,250. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 159,945 shares of company stock worth $36,282,766. Insiders own 3.12% of the company’s stock.
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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