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O'Reilly Automotive



) pushed the Retail industry higher today making it today's featured retail winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, O'Reilly Automotive rose $2.32 (2.9%) to $82.64 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2.4 million shares of O'Reilly Automotive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $79.24-$83.31 after having opened the day at $79.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.32. Other companies within the Retail industry that increased today were:

China Jo-Jo Drugstores



), up 9.4%,

Whirlpool Corporation



), up 8.7%,




), up 7.1%, and

Bon-Ton Stores



), up 5.2%.

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O'Reilly Automotive, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the retail of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories in the United States. O'Reilly Automotive has a market cap of $9.58 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.4, below the average retail industry P/E ratio of 18.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate O'Reilly Automotive a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates O'Reilly Automotive as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front,




), down 8.8%,

Alon Holdings Blue Square - Israel



), down 4%,

China Nepstar Chain Drugstore



), down 3.9%, and

American Eagle Outfitters



), down 3.8%, were all laggards within the retail industry with

Wal-Mart Stores



) being today's retail industry laggard.

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) while those bearish on the retail industry could consider

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