Media coverage about O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. O'Reilly Automotive earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.9888081859264 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) opened at $273.51 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.72. The firm has a market capitalization of $23,422.58, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.30, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.32 and a beta of 0.84. O'Reilly Automotive has a twelve month low of $169.43 and a twelve month high of $279.23.

Several analysts recently commented on ORLY shares. Oppenheimer set a $220.00 price objective on O'Reilly Automotive and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $240.00 price objective (up previously from $230.00) on shares of O'Reilly Automotive in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Moffett Nathanson assumed coverage on O'Reilly Automotive in a report on Monday, December 4th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Citigroup lifted their target price on O'Reilly Automotive from $276.00 to $283.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded O'Reilly Automotive from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $272.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. Eleven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. O'Reilly Automotive presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $242.65.

In related news, SVP Jeremy Adam Fletcher sold 750 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $215.11, for a total value of $161,332.50. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 1,640 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $352,780.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Randy Johnson sold 1,040 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $211.24, for a total value of $219,689.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 9,250 shares in the company, valued at $1,953,970. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 174,945 shares of company stock valued at $40,382,766. Company insiders own 3.12% of the company’s stock.

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About O'Reilly Automotive

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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