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O'Reilly Automotive, Inc (ORLY) is a leading specialty retail business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$528.73 after a previous close of US$528.3. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD521.94 to a high of USD528.79. The latest price was USD526.59 (25 minute delay). OReilly Automotive is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in OReilly Automotive

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for OReilly Automotive. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ORLY. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until OReilly Automotive reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$526.59, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of OReilly Automotive, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of OReilly Automotive. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

OReilly Automotive share price

Use our graph to track the performance of ORLY stocks over time.

OReilly Automotive shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-04.
OpenUS$528.73
HighUS$528.79
LowUS$521.94
CloseUS$526.59
Previous closeUS$528.3
Change US$-1.71
Change % -0.3237%
Volume 324,116
Information last updated 2021-06-03.
52-week rangeUS$401.65 - US$568.63
50-day moving average US$542.3388
200-day moving average US$483.609
Target priceUS$595
PE ratio 20.0266
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$26.645

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Is it a good time to buy OReilly Automotive stock?

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OReilly Automotive price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $526.59

1 week (2021-05-28) -1.59%
1 month (2021-05-07) -6.35%
3 months (2021-03-05) 13.04%
6 months (2020-12-04) 17.02%
1 year (2020-06-05) 24.58%
2 years (2019-06-06) 38.19%
3 years (2018-06-06) 88.65%
5 years (2016-06-06) 103.50%

Is OReilly Automotive under- or over-valued?

Valuing OReilly Automotive stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of OReilly Automotive's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

OReilly Automotive's P/E ratio

OReilly Automotive's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, OReilly Automotive shares trade at around 20x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

OReilly Automotive's PEG ratio

OReilly Automotive's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5702. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into OReilly Automotive's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

OReilly Automotive's EBITDA

OReilly Automotive's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$3 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a OReilly Automotive's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

OReilly Automotive financials

Revenue TTM US$12.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 22.02%
Gross profit TTM US$6.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 14.65%
Return on equity TTM 384.78%
Profit margin 15.99%
Book value 1.972
Market capitalisation US$37.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting OReilly Automotive shares

There are currently 1.0 million OReilly Automotive shares held short by investors – that's known as OReilly Automotive's "short interest". This figure is 7.3% up from 976,213 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting OReilly Automotive shares can be evaluated.

OReilly Automotive's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

OReilly Automotive's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of OReilly Automotive shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of OReilly Automotive shares traded daily (recently around 516030.04926108). OReilly Automotive's SIR currently stands at 2.03. In other words for every 100,000 OReilly Automotive shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2030 shares are currently held short.

However OReilly Automotive's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of OReilly Automotive shares, or, against the total number of tradable OReilly Automotive shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case OReilly Automotive's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 OReilly Automotive shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0152% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable OReilly Automotive shares, roughly 15 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against OReilly Automotive.

Find out more about how you can short OReilly Automotive stock.

OReilly Automotive's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like OReilly Automotive.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

OReilly Automotive's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 17.52

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and OReilly Automotive's overall score of 17.52 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like OReilly Automotive is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

OReilly Automotive's environmental score

Environmental score: 5.12/100

OReilly Automotive's environmental score of 5.12 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that OReilly Automotive is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

OReilly Automotive's social score

Social score: 10.77/100

OReilly Automotive's social score of 10.77 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that OReilly Automotive is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

OReilly Automotive's governance score

Governance score: 8.63/100

OReilly Automotive's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that OReilly Automotive is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

O'Reilly Automotive, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 17.52
Total ESG percentile 8.92
Environmental score 5.12
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 10.77
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 8.63
Governance score percentile 6

OReilly Automotive share dividends

We're not expecting OReilly Automotive to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have OReilly Automotive's shares ever split?

OReilly Automotive's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 June 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your OReilly Automotive shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for OReilly Automotive shares which in turn could have impacted OReilly Automotive's share price.

OReilly Automotive share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, OReilly Automotive's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$401.65 up to US$568.63. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ORLY.US volatility(beta: 1.08)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while OReilly Automotive's is 1.084. This would suggest that OReilly Automotive's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

OReilly Automotive overview

O'Reilly Automotive, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories in the United States. The company provides new and remanufactured automotive hard parts and maintenance items, such as alternators, batteries, brake system components, belts, chassis parts, driveline parts, engine parts, fuel pumps, hoses, starters, temperature control, water pumps, antifreeze, appearance products, engine additives, filters, fluids, lighting products, and oil and wiper blades; and accessories, including floor mats, seat covers, and truck accessories. Its stores offer auto body paint and related materials, automotive tools, and professional service provider service equipment. The company's stores also offer enhanced services and programs comprising used oil, oil filter, and battery recycling; battery, wiper, and bulb replacement; battery diagnostic testing; electrical and module testing; check engine light code extraction; loaner tool program; drum and rotor resurfacing; custom hydraulic hoses; and professional paint shop mixing and related materials. Its stores provide do-it-yourself and professional service provider customers a selection of products for domestic and imported automobiles, vans, and trucks. As of December 31, 2020, the company operated 5,616 stores. O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Springfield, Missouri.

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