LKQ Co. (NASDAQ:LKQ) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the ten analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $36.00.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of LKQ from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, March 22nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of LKQ from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 24th.

In other LKQ news, EVP John S. Quinn sold 6,861 shares of LKQ stock in a transaction on Friday, March 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.63, for a total transaction of $189,569.43. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 241,563 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,674,385.69. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP John S. Quinn sold 9,806 shares of LKQ stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.56, for a total transaction of $260,447.36. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 253,578 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,735,031.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.71% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. CSat Investment Advisory L.P. boosted its stake in LKQ by 120.5% during the 4th quarter. CSat Investment Advisory L.P. now owns 1,290 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $31,000 after purchasing an additional 705 shares during the last quarter. Riverview Trust Co purchased a new position in shares of LKQ during the 4th quarter worth $34,000. Tributary Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of LKQ during the 4th quarter worth $47,000. Enlightenment Research LLC purchased a new position in shares of LKQ during the 4th quarter worth $62,000. Finally, ETF Managers Group LLC raised its holdings in shares of LKQ by 15.8% during the 4th quarter. ETF Managers Group LLC now owns 3,436 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $82,000 after acquiring an additional 468 shares during the period. 93.57% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of NASDAQ:LKQ traded down $0.07 during trading on Thursday, hitting $28.14. 86,721 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,203,966. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87, a current ratio of 2.67 and a quick ratio of 1.00. The firm has a market cap of $8.91 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.82, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.91 and a beta of 1.27. LKQ has a 52-week low of $22.74 and a 52-week high of $39.51.

LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 28th. The auto parts company reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.49 by ($0.01). LKQ had a net margin of 4.04% and a return on equity of 14.59%. The company had revenue of $3 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.02 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.41 EPS. LKQ’s revenue was up 21.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that LKQ will post 2.4 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

LKQ Company Profile

LKQ Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, distributes replacement parts, components, and systems used in the repair and maintenance of vehicles. It operates in four segments: Wholesale – North America, Europe, Specialty, and Self Service. The company distributes bumper covers, automotive body panels, and lights, as well as automotive glass products, such as windshields; salvage products, including mechanical and collision parts comprising engines; transmissions; door assemblies; sheet metal products, such as trunk lids, fenders, and hoods; lights and bumper assemblies; scrap metal and other materials to metals recyclers; and brake pads, discs and sensors, clutches, steering and suspension products, filters, and oil and automotive fluids, as well as electrical products, including spark plugs and batteries.

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