LKQ (LKQ) Upgraded to Hold at BidaskClub

Marco Green
April 17, 2018

The institutional investor held 106,629 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.71 million, down from 145,962 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tiaa Cref Invest Mngmt Ltd Liability Com invested in 0.03% or 939,561 shs. The company has a current ratio of 2.89, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78. 1,249,527 shares of the company's stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,511,840. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 19.49% since April 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Jonathan Auerbach's stake in Lkq Corp (LKQ) is reduced by 2.41% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. 12Th Street Asset Management Company Llc sold 34,476 shares as the company's stock declined 7.91% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.73 million shares of the motor vehicles company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $70.16M, up from 1.40M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Park Presidio Capital Llc who had been investing in Lkq Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.82B market cap company.

LKQ stock traded down $0.10 during trading on Friday, hitting $38.19. About 1.08 million shares traded.

Analysts await LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) to report earnings on April, 26. It has outperformed by 16.35% the S&P500. Manufacturers Life The holds 0.02% of its portfolio in LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) for 360,501 shares. Therefore 100% are positive. FBR Capital maintained LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) on Thursday, February 22 with "Buy" rating. Kentucky Retirement Fund stated it has 0.06% in LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ). On Tuesday, January 16 the firm earned "Buy" rating by Stephens. Stifel Nicolaus maintained General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) on Friday, July 7 with "Buy" rating. The rating was downgraded by Northcoast on Tuesday, July 25 to "Neutral". On Sunday, December 10 Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of LKQ in report with "Buy" rating. Stephens set a $50.00 price objective on shares of LKQ and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th.

Among 28 analysts covering General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), 8 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 14 Hold. On Thursday, October 26 the stock of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) has "Buy" rating given by Robert W. Baird. The rating was initiated by Jefferies on Friday, January 15 with "Buy". Another trade for 100,000 shares valued at $4.00 million was sold by WEBSTER WILLIAM M IV.

During 2017 Q4 the big money sentiment increased to 1.16. Taking a look at the daily price change trend and size of price movement it is recorded that LKQ spotted a negative behavior with drift of -0.26%.

BidaskClub upgraded shares of LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Thursday, March 22nd. 151 funds opened positions while 383 raised stakes.

LKQ Corp. (NASDAQ:LKQ) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.41/Share lagging the analyst estimate of $0.42/Share by a difference of $-0.01. Alliancebernstein LP has invested 0.01% of its capital in LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ). On Tuesday, December 12 the firm has "Buy" rating given by FBR Capital. 253,678 were accumulated by Carlson Capital Ltd Partnership. Snyder Mgmt Lp holds 274,905 shs. Meeder Asset Management invested in 460 shares. Mycio Wealth Partners Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.1% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Comerica Bancorp reported 0.03% stake.

LKQ Corporation registered $6.73 million net activity with 0 buys and 5 selling transactions since October 26, 2017. Prudential Financial Inc. grew its stake in LKQ by 5.5% in the 3rd quarter. Chesley Taft & Ltd Company reported 9,930 shares. It is down 0.00% since April 15, 2017 and is. Its down 0.03, from 0.91 in 2017Q3. 151 funds opened positions while 637 raised stakes. Peapack Gladstone reported 132,059 shares. 2 analysts say it's a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell. Amalgamated Bancorporation holds 38,927 shs. 12,018 are owned by Smith Moore & Company. Us State Bank De reported 172,212 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. (NYSE:JPM). The California-based Jacobs & Communications Ca has invested 0.04% in JPMorgan Chase & Co. Mitsubishi Ufj Securities Holding Com Limited reported 90 shares. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.66/share and a low EPS of $0.57/share. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo Lc accumulated 123,100 shares. Wms Prns Ltd Liability Com has 7,315 shares. Thrivent For Lutherans stated it has 12,558 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Barnett stated it has 3,340 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. They expect $0.59 earnings per share, up 20.41% or $0.10 from last year's $0.49 per share. LKQ's profit will be $182.68 million for 16.38 P/E if the $0.59 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.41 actual EPS reported by LKQ Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 43.90% EPS growth.

Nokomis Capital Llc, which manages about $289.90 million and $441.84M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Halcon Res Corp by 1.32M shares to 1.76 million shares, valued at $13.36 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. For a total of 278,761 shares it reduced its holding in Liberty Media Corp Delaware by 81,809 shares in the quarter, and has cut its stake in.

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