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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for ORLY. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 310, implying potential capital gains of 65.4 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 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. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 12 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 13 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

ORLY has an estimated earnings growth rate of 3.47 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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 below the 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 market cap of ORLY is $17 billion. ORLY is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.