Headlines about LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. LKQ earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the auto parts company an impact score of 46.3245197282104 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on LKQ. ValuEngine raised shares of LKQ from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 29th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of LKQ from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 8th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of LKQ from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 1st. Finally, Barrington Research reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 price target on shares of LKQ in a research note on Thursday, July 26th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. LKQ has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $43.89.

LKQ stock opened at $34.27 on Wednesday. LKQ has a 1 year low of $29.60 and a 1 year high of $43.86. The stock has a market capitalization of $10.98 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.23, a P/E/G ratio of 1.01 and a beta of 1.21. The company has a quick ratio of 1.05, a current ratio of 2.57 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89.

LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The auto parts company reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.03. LKQ had a net margin of 5.21% and a return on equity of 14.41%. The company had revenue of $3.03 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.89 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.53 earnings per share. LKQ’s revenue was up 23.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that LKQ will post 2.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other LKQ news, Director Guhan Subramanian bought 1,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 21st. The stock was acquired at an average price of $32.31 per share, with a total value of $48,465.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 29,081 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $939,607.11. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP John S. Quinn sold 8,019 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.51, for a total transaction of $268,716.69. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 265,014 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,880,619.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.80% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

About LKQ

LKQ Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, distributes replacement parts, components, and systems used in the repair and maintenance of vehicles in North America, Europe, and Taiwan. It operates in three segments: North America, Europe, and Specialty. 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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