Notable Insider Reporting: O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY)’s CEO & PRESIDENT Gregory Henslee Unloaded 20,000 Shares

November 28, 2016 - By Nellie Frank

Notable Insider Reporting: O'Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY)'s CEO & PRESIDENT Gregory Henslee Unloaded 20,000 Shares

Gregory Henslee Insider Sell

Gregory Henslee, the CEO & PRESIDENT of O Reilly Automotive Inc, sold 20,000 shares of the company, valued at $5,508,480 US Dollars, based on an avg price of $275.4 for each one share. The probability of this sell remaining unseen is super low due to its magnitude, with the CEO & PRESIDENT now having in hand 35,523 shares — that is 0.04% of the market cap of the company. This sale was reported on November 28, 2016 and is already filed with the D.C. based-SEC. The public Form 4 is free at your disposal for review to the public here.

O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) Ratings Coverage

Out of 15 analysts covering O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY), 12 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 3 “Hold”. This means 80% are positive. $343 is the highest target while $230 is the lowest. The $292.40 average target is 6.27% above today’s ($275.14) stock price. O’Reilly Automotive has been the topic of 24 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Monday, September 21 the stock rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 17 by Citigroup. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sector Perform” rating in Friday, April 29 report. The stock of O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 28 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) earned “Buy” rating by Zacks on Friday, August 21. The rating was initiated by Jefferies with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 15. Wedbush maintained the shares of ORLY in a report on Thursday, February 11 with “Outperform” rating. The company was upgraded on Monday, January 25 by Sterne Agee CRT. On Friday, August 26 the stock rating was initiated by Susquehanna with “Positive”. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy” on Monday, January 25.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.68 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.08, from 0.76 in 2016Q1. The ratio is negative, as 52 funds sold all O’Reilly Automotive Inc shares owned while 276 reduced positions. 52 funds bought stakes while 196 increased positions. They now own 82.23 million shares or 8.48% less from 89.85 million shares in 2016Q1.

State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems accumulated 0.12% or 145,023 shares. The New York-based Tocqueville Asset Mgmt L P has invested 0.01% in O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY). Moreover, Nationwide Fund Advisors has 0.37% invested in O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) for 316,747 shares. Renaissance Gp Ltd holds 124,239 shares or 1.44% of its portfolio. Intrust Natl Bank Na has 0.18% invested in the company for 1,650 shares. Macquarie Gru holds 0.02% or 30,290 shares in its portfolio. Deere And Comm holds 4,340 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Geneva Ltd Llc has 0.06% invested in the company for 11,264 shares. The Illinois-based Hightower Advsrs Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.06% in O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY). Metropolitan Life Insur Communication New York has 54,060 shares for 0.11% of their US portfolio. Dubuque Retail Bank Company has 100 shares for 0.01% of their US portfolio. The New York-based Gerstein Fisher has invested 0.08% in O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY). Thomas White Limited holds 1,548 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Navellier And Assocs has invested 1.2% of its portfolio in O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY). Everence Capital accumulated 3,768 shares or 0.31% of the stock.

Insider Transactions: Since July 28, 2016, the stock had 1 insider purchase, and 10 sales for $53.76 million net activity. $1.14M worth of O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) was sold by BECKHAM BRAD W. MURPHY JOHN RAYMOND had bought 500 shares worth $131,980 on Tuesday, November 1. Shares for $2.68 million were sold by OREILLY CHARLES H JR on Monday, November 21. LEDERER PAUL R sold 100 shares worth $28,300. WOOTEN ROSALIE OREILLY also sold $2.90M worth of O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) shares. The insider SHAW JEFF M sold 10,000 shares worth $2.90 million. ELLIS LARRY LEE also sold $533,081 worth of O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) shares.

About 599,315 shares traded hands. O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) has risen 2.33% since April 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.68% the S&P500.

O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. is a specialty retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the United States. The company has a market cap of $26.05 billion. The Firm offers its products to both do-it-yourself and professional service well-known provider customers. It has a 26.59 P/E ratio. The Company’s stores’ 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 and engine parts; maintenance items, such as filters, lighting, engine additives and appearance products, and accessories, such as floor mats, seat covers and truck accessories.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. is a specialty retailer and supplier of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories to both do-it-yourself customers and professional mechanics or service technicians. O’Reilly stores carry an extensive product line consisting of new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, such as alternators, starters, fuel pumps, water pumps, and brake shoes and pads, maintenance items, such as oil, antifreeze, fluids, engine additives and appearance products, accessories, such as floor mats and seat covers.”

Analysts await O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $2.55 EPS, up 16.44% or $0.36 from last year’s $2.19 per share. ORLY’s profit will be $241.43 million for 26.97 P/E if the $2.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.90 actual EPS reported by O’Reilly Automotive Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.07% negative EPS growth.

More recent O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) news were published by: Forbes.com which released: “O’Reilly Automotive Becomes #6 Most Shorted Nasdaq 100 Component, Replacing ..” on November 28, 2016. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “O’Reilly Automotive Is A Must-Buy” on November 21, 2016. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Is The Plunge Of O’Reilly Automotive Justified?” with publication date: October 31, 2016 was also an interesting one.

ORLY Company Profile

O’Reilly Automotive, Inc., incorporated on December 20, 2010, is a specialty retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the United States. The Firm offers its products to both do-it-yourself (DIY) and professional service well-known provider customers. The Firm operates approximately 4,570 stores in over 40 states. The Company’s stores’ 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. The Firm operates approximately 30 distribution centers and over 300 Hub stores.

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