O'Reilly Automotive Inc (ORLY): Today's Featured Retail Winner

O'Reilly Automotive ( ORLY) pushed the Retail industry higher today making it today's featured retail winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.5%. By the end of trading, O'Reilly Automotive rose 49 cents (0.6%) to $87.22 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.5 million shares of O'Reilly Automotive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $85.57-$87.53 after having opened the day at $86.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.73. Other companies within the Retail industry that increased today were: Cache ( CACH), up 7.3%, Pricesmart ( PSMT), up 5.7%, Pacific Sunwear ( PSUN), up 5.7%, and China Jo-Jo Drugstores ( CJJD), up 3.5%.

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 $10.94 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.7, below the average retail industry P/E ratio of 20.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate O'Reilly Automotive a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and eight rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates O'Reilly Automotive as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front, Destination Maternity ( DEST), down 19.6%, Builders FirstSource ( BLDR), down 10%, ValueVision Media ( VVTV), down 7.2%, and J.C. Penney ( JCP), down 5.8%, were all losers within the retail industry with Limited Brands ( LTD) being today's retail industry loser.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the retail industry could consider SPDR S&P Retail ETF ( XRT) while those bearish on the retail industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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