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.

Several price targets were given for ORLY by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 310, which equates to a potential upside of 65.4 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 186, which equates to a potential downside of -0.76 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -7.8 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -8.24 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 12 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. ORLY has a PEG ratio of 4.73.

ORLY has traded between a high of 292.84 and a low of 169.43 over the past year. Currently the stock is 10.62 percent higher than its low, 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.