O'Reilly Automotive, Inc.

  • This the Best Aftermarket Retailer That You Can Buy

    By Harsh Chauhan - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY

    While vehicle sales in the U.S. continue to remain strong, driven by a robust housing sector and low interest rates, it’s surprising to see that the average of vehicles on U.S. roads has continued to increase. According to market research firm Polk (via CNN Money), the average age of vehicles hit an all-time high of 11.4 years.

    The firm is of the opinion that tepid sales more »

  • Can These Auto Parts Retailers Continue Their Run?

    By Ash Sharma - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY

    Auto parts retailers have seen a good run up since the last recession. In the last five years, O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY), Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP) and AutoZone (NYSE: AZO) have given returns of 335%, 85% and 210% respectively; in the process, they have significantly outperformed the S&P 500’s 34.68% return.

    These companies have been able to post this outstanding performance thanks to their market more »

  • An Auto Parts Retailer for Your Portfolio

    By ANUP SINGH - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY

    In 1957, the O'Reilly family opened its first store in Springfield, MO. Since then, O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY), the aftermarket retailer, has been growing gradually. From a modest beginning in 1957, it has grown to more than 4,000 stores operating in 42 states. The company sells its products to both DIY (do-it-yourself) customers and DIFM (do-it-for-me), or professional installers.

    Robust performance

    The automotive industry has been witnessing more »

  • Auto-Parts Retailers Are Enticing Long-Term Holdings

    By Damon Churchwell - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY, PBY

    One sector I recommend for those seeking companies that are likely to thrive going forward, and also -- somewhat surprisingly -- have plenty of room for expansion is the auto-parts retail industry. Because of the various catalysts for growth that may impact these companies, they can potentially fare well under a range of environmental conditions, be it related to automobile sales or gasoline prices.

    An overview of each major company might well more »

  • These Auto-Parts Retailers Are Running at Full Throttle

    By Mark Yagalla - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: AZO, ORLY, PBY

    With the U.S. economic recovery continuing, auto-parts retailers have seen strong demand from their customers. These companies have had a good run over the past several years and are trading near their 52-week highs. The uptrend looks set to continue as auto-parts retailers grow market share and improve their businesses.

    A family business

    O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY) has been in business since 1957 when the O'Reilly family more »

  • Three Stocks to Buy on Evolving Business Models

    By Zain Abbas - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: GNC, LL, ORLY

    Last week's earnings results were fun to watch, as three of the names blew away expectations, and each redefined their upside potential. What was most intriguing was that two of the three names, O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY) and Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL), trade at relatively high multiples, implying that the market accepts that they are no slouches. The third name, GNC (NYSE: GNC), which actually provided the biggest more »

  • Auto Parts Are a Booming Business, And Here's How You Can Profit

    By Bob Ciura - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: AZO, GPC, ORLY

    In the United States, an increasing number of consumers are keeping their cars on the road longer. It’s not entirely difficult to understand why. The economy is still struggling to recover from the worst financial crisis in decades. And, let’s face it: it’s not exactly a great feeling to purchase a new car only to see it lose thousands of dollars in value as soon as it more »

  • Which Auto Parts Chain Is a Good Buy Now?

    By Anh HOANG - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY

    Shareholders of O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY) have had a great time in the last five years. Since 2009, O’Reilly’s stock price has risen an incredible 366%, handily beating the S&P 500’s gain of only 34.60%. Recently, the company reported impressive second-quarter results. Famous investors, such as Joel Greenblatt, reduced their positions in O’Reilly in the first quarter 2013. Let’s take a closer more »

  • As People Fix Up Clunkers, Fix Up Your Portfolio

    By Madhukar Dubey - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY

    The average age of vehicles in the U.S. increased from 10.8 years last year to around 11.3 years as of January 2013. As vehicles age more works needs to be done, providing excellent opportunities to the companies selling auto parts. I have analyzed the top three automotive parts retailers on the basis of their market capitalization in the U.S. Let's find out how investors will more »

  • Should You Get in the Zone (the Auto One)?

    By Ryan Palmer - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY, PBY

    America has a long-running love affair with the automobile. Contrary to popular belief, Henry Ford was not the inventor of the automobile. French inventor, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, is credited with that honor. In 1769, his bulky steam-powered contraption toured the streets of Paris at a maximum speed of 2.5 miles per hour.

    The first automobile powered by an internal combustion engine was patented in Germany in 1885 by Karl Benz more »

  • Does Genuine Parts Have Any Genuine Upside Left?

    By Manish Babla - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, GPC, LKQ, ORLY

    Shares of Atlanta-based Genuine Parts (NYSE: GPC) have been star performers lately. They are up 37% year-to-date, and are trading at all-time highs. This is stronger than both the 15% rise in the S&P 500 during the same period, as well as the average 20% rise for its peer group, as represented by the First Trust NASDAQ Global Auto Index ETF. We believe that the stock has run-up a more »

  • The Best Company to Maintain Your Portfolio

    By harsha lohia - June 21, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY

    With the average age of vehicles being more than 10 years, car parts and car maintenance will become more and more necessary.  Even winter is expected to be comparably colder this year, which makes servicing your car all the more essential.  And that's good news for car part retailers.

    Thus, it’s no surprise that stocks of auto parts companies have enjoyed solid gains.  But the question is, which more »

  • 3 Stocks to Take Advantage of an Auto Rebound

    By Robinson Roacho - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY

    As the unemployment rate decreases and consumer sentiment increases, the auto market is improving.  Now, not only are manufacturers benefiting from this dynamic, but auto parts companies are also experiencing growth. Take a look at these 3 auto-related businesses--you might like what you see.

    Get in the zone

    AutoZone (NYSE: AZO) is an efficient operator among the specialized auto parts retailers. The company trades with a P/E around 16 more »

  • More Pep From Manny, Moe & Jack

    By Mark Holder - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY, PBY

    For years, the brothers Manny, Moe, and Jack have toiled away as a hybrid failure in the auto sector. The combination of auto replacement parts store and service center hasn’t worked in years as auto parts focused firms built store after store closer to the Do-It-Yourselfer [DIY] mechanic. That left Pep Boys - Manny Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY) with an expensive combination of auto parts and service not in demand more »

  • A Few Reasons Why This Stock’s Premium Valuation Is Justified

    By Harsh Chauhan - June 16, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY

    Auto parts retailers have had a solid run this year with all the major players recording solid gains. However, O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY) is the one which takes the cake when it comes to share price appreciation and growth trajectory. The stock is up almost 27% so far this year, easily outperforming its peers and considering the moves it is making, I doubt that there will be any let more »

  • Harsh Winter, Springing Gains

    By Jacob Wolinsky - May 27, 2013 | Tickers: AZO, ORLY, PBY

    After a long and harsh spell of winter, US investors can find solace in spring, which holds nothing less than a solid promise for some retailers. Auto-parts retailers such as AutoZone (NYSE: AZO), O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY), and  Pep Boys (NYSE: PBY) are finding it better in spring with better-than-expected earnings.

    AutoZone Smashed Earnings Expectations

    AutoZone smashed earnings expectations for the latest quarter. The company recorded its 27th more »

  • Why Buying This Company’s Peers Makes More Sense

    By Harsh Chauhan - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY | Editor's Choice

    The U.S. auto industry has done pretty well so far this year. Sales of new cars have gained strength, although there was a temporary slip in April when sales slowed down a bit, but they were still strong nevertheless. However, shares of aftermarket retailers have done tremendously well even though new car sales might be picking up, with Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP), AutoZone (NYSE: AZO), and O'Reilly more »

  • Which Automotive Parts Retailers Should Investors Buy?

    By Anh HOANG - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, GPC, ORLY

    I am always looking for businesses which compound capital at very high rates over a long period of time. In the long run, such businesses enjoy significant appreciation in share price. Recently, I came across a stock that has kept going up in the past ten years, from around $15 per share to nearly $111 per share. That stock is O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY).

    Interestingly, this stock is also more »

  • Auto Parts Retailers Are Revving it Up

    By Damon Churchwell - May 1, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY, PBY

    Solid results from the likes of O'Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY), a retailer, as well as several wholesale auto parts suppliers, jumpstarted the stocks of previously floundering do-it-yourself stores. O'Reilly's earnings per share rose to $1.38 from $1.14 in the prior-year period. Share repurchases supported the upturn. Same-store sales climbed only 0.6% year over year, though the outlook for mid-single-digit sales growth in the June more »

  • Achieve Double Digit Gains From Aging Cars

    By Ken McGaha - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: AAP, AZO, ORLY, PBY

    No matter what the current economic conditions are, there is virtually always some segment of the business community that will be able to benefit from it. When the economy is bad and consumers are fearful, they will take actions to defer major expenses into the future and save their money to pay existing bills.

    The decision to purchase a new car is an easy one to postpone, as it is more »

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