Barron’s: Maintenance mode favors O’Reilly Automotive

Matt Wagner, SBJ ReporterBarron’s recently ran an article explaining why O’Reilly Automotive Inc. may very well outperform its competitors this year and see its stock price jump as much as 50 percent.

According to the article, O’Reilly stands to gain from a growing number of penny-pinching Americans who are tapping their inner mechanic in hopes of keeping their aging cars in working order.

Author Jay Palmer writes that O’Reilly has two big advantages in the era of upkeep.

About half the revenue at the Springfield-based retailer’s “core stores” comes from commercial sales to repair shops, offering a degree of insulation amid cyclical consumer spending. Secondly, O’Reilly’s 2008 acquisition of CSK Auto Parts has expanded its reach into the Western United States.

O’Reilly shares (Nasdaq: ORLY) opened this morning at $28.82, compared to a 52-week range of $20 to $31.77.


1 Response to “Barron’s: Maintenance mode favors O’Reilly Automotive”

  1. 1 Oreilly Automotive Watts Automotive Automotive Diagnostic Software | Hoodscoop Trackback on February 17, 2009 at 3:38 pm

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