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.

ORLY was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 310, implying potential capital gains of 65.4 percent. The minimum price target given was 186, implying potential capital losses of -0.76 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -7.8 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -8.24 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -4 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -4.31 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 12 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 13 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of ORLY to grow at a rate of 3.47 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. ORLY has a PEG ratio of 4.73.

In the trailing 52-weeks, ORLY hit 292.84 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 169.43. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 10.62 percent, and 36 percent lower than its 52-week high. ORLY has a P/E 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.