The Insider Activity Of O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (ORLY) Should Not Be Ignored

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As of Wednesday close, O’Reilly Automotive Inc.’s (NASDAQ:ORLY) stock was down -$1.31, moving down -0.15 percent to $850.82. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 361,960 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $16.84 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 495,800, while in the previous 50 days, it was 504,490.

Since last month, ORLY stock rose 9.68%. Shares of the company fell to $749.82 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $853.90 was reached on 11/23/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $562.90. Since the beginning of this year, ORLY’s stock price has risen by 20.47% or $144.59, and marked a new high 15 times. However, the stock has declined by -0.36% since its 52-week high.


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ORLY stock investors should be aware that O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (ORLY) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 3 days ago on Nov 21. LAURO JEFFREY ALAN, the SVP OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY of the company, disposed of 1,175 shares for $850.00 on Nov 21. It resulted in a $998,750 divestment by the insider. ANDREWS JONATHAN WYATT sold 2,500 shares at an average price of $850.49 on Nov 21. The insider now owns 602 shares following the transaction. On Nov 21, EVP & CFO FLETCHER JEREMY ADAM sold 4,635 shares at $844.17 apiece. The transaction was valued at $3,912,735.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (ORLY) has a P/E ratio of about 25.97. The stock’s beta is 0.97.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, O’Reilly Automotive Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.10, while its current ratio was 0.70, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 51.70% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 21.00%. Based on annual data, ORLY earned $7.02 billion in gross profit and brought in $13.33 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 61.20%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -319.60%.

In O’Reilly Automotive Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $4.37 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. ORLY’s revenue rose 8.4% to $3.67 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $3.8 billion. While analysts expected O’Reilly Automotive Inc. to report $8.5 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $9.17 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 7.90%. During the quarter, the company generated $895.45 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of O’Reilly Automotive Inc. were 13.44 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $6.54 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $62.58 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at O’Reilly Automotive Inc.’s (ORLY) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 21.53%, the RSI 9-day stood at 68.54% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current O’Reilly Automotive Inc. price is up by +2.02% percent or $16.84. At present, ORLY shares trade +9.44% above its 20-day simple moving average and +31.40% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +23.41% above its SMA50 and +33.54% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 91.72% and Stochastic coefficient D was 83.97%, while ATR was 16.05. Given the Stochastic reading of 91.25% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 67.76%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 14.53, while the 14-day reading stands at 16.27.

With a median target price of $892.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $780.00 – $946.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (ORLY) will achieve an average price target of $885.79.

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