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 a possible profit of 65.4 percent. The minimum price target given was 186, implying a possible loss of -0.76 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -7.8 percent. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 12 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 13 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

ORLY has an estimated earnings growth rate of 3.47 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, 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 below the high by 36 percent. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.