Analyst Ratings for O'Reilly Automotive Inc. (ORLY)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Overweight has been given to O'Reilly Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) by analysts covering the stock. ORLY had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

Of the 27 analysts covering the stock, 15 gave it a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 11 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 4. Over the same time period, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for ORLY. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 310, implying a possible profit of 65.4 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 186, implying a possible loss of -0.76 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -7.8 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -8.24 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -4 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -4.31 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 12 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 13 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of ORLY to grow at a rate of 3.47 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of ORLY is 4.73.

ORLY has traded between a high of 292.84 and a low of 169.43 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 10.62 percent, and below the high by 36 percent. ORLY has a price/earnings ratio of 16.41. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ORLY value stock report compares ORLY to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $17 billion. ORLY's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.