Media headlines about LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. LKQ Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.6569024090142 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) traded up $0.04 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $37.79. 821,100 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,851,837. The company has a current ratio of 2.82, a quick ratio of 1.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75. LKQ Corporation has a 12 month low of $27.85 and a 12 month high of $38.16. The stock has a market capitalization of $11,670.00, a P/E ratio of 20.74, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 0.96.

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

LKQ has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub lowered shares of LKQ Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $43.00 price objective on shares of LKQ Corporation in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc restated a “positive” rating and issued a $40.00 price objective (up from $38.00) on shares of LKQ Corporation in a report on Monday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of LKQ Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, FBR & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $41.00 target price on shares of LKQ Corporation in a research note on Friday, October 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $40.67.

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In other LKQ Corporation news, VP Victor M. Casini sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.82, for a total transaction of $920,500.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 213,884 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,875,208.88. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director A Clinton Allen sold 16,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.92, for a total transaction of $526,720.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 196,083 shares in the company, valued at $6,455,052.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.10% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

LKQ Corporation 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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