Media headlines about LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. LKQ earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.0616813433515 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) traded up $0.41 on Tuesday, reaching $40.80. The company had a trading volume of 1,553,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,837,954. LKQ has a 12-month low of $27.85 and a 12-month high of $41.42. The firm has a market capitalization of $12,210.33, a PE ratio of 21.71, a PEG ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 0.97. The company has a quick ratio of 1.10, a current ratio of 2.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75.

LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The auto parts company reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.42 by $0.03. LKQ had a return on equity of 15.10% and a net margin of 5.27%. The company had revenue of $2.47 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.35 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.41 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 11.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that LKQ will post 1.89 earnings per share for the current year.

LKQ has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded LKQ from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Wolfe Research initiated coverage on LKQ in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and issued a $42.00 price target on shares of LKQ in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $43.00 price target on shares of LKQ in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, FBR & Co restated a “buy” rating and issued a $41.00 price target on shares of LKQ in a research report on Friday, October 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $41.71.

In other news, VP Victor M. Casini sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.82, for a total value of $920,500.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 213,884 shares in the company, valued at $7,875,208.88. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director William M. Iv Webster sold 100,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, December 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.02, for a total value of $4,002,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 119,222 shares in the company, valued at $4,771,264.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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LKQ Company Profile

LKQ Corporation (LKQ) is a distributor of vehicle products, including replacement parts, components and systems used in the repair and maintenance of vehicles, as well as specialty vehicle products and accessories, and automotive glass products. The Company’s segments include Wholesale-North America; Europe; Specialty, and Self Service.

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