News coverage about LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. LKQ earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the auto parts company an impact score of 47.4812543382068 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
LKQ has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of LKQ from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $47.00 price target on shares of LKQ in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 target price on shares of LKQ in a research report on Monday, December 11th. B. Riley boosted their target price on shares of LKQ from $41.00 to $48.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, Northcoast Research raised shares of LKQ from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 12th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $44.78.
LKQ (NASDAQ LKQ) traded up $0.50 during trading on Friday, reaching $39.55. 2,229,414 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,937,869. The company has a current ratio of 2.89, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78. LKQ has a 52 week low of $27.85 and a 52 week high of $43.86. The firm has a market cap of $12,088.89, a P/E ratio of 22.99, a PEG ratio of 1.04 and a beta of 0.97.
In other LKQ news, VP Victor M. Casini sold 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.55, for a total transaction of $1,063,750.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 222,395 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,462,907.25. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP John S. Quinn sold 7,501 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.76, for a total value of $298,239.76. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 270,218 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,743,867.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 42,802 shares of company stock valued at $1,807,405. 1.10% of the stock is owned by company 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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