News headlines about LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. LKQ earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the auto parts company an impact score of 46.6391122215804 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of LKQ stock opened at $34.33 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $10.83 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.26, a PEG ratio of 0.99 and a beta of 1.07. 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 has a one year low of $29.60 and a one year high of $43.86.

LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The auto parts company reported $0.61 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.58 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $3.03 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.89 billion. LKQ had a net margin of 5.21% and a return on equity of 14.41%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.53 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that LKQ will post 2.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

LKQ has been the subject of several recent research reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of LKQ from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of LKQ from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. Wellington Shields upgraded shares of LKQ from an “accumulate” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 31st. BidaskClub upgraded shares of LKQ from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 11th. Finally, Barrington Research restated a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 target price on shares of LKQ in a report on Thursday, July 26th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $43.89.

In related news, insider Dominick P. Zarcone acquired 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 14th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $33.00 per share, with a total value of $99,000.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP John S. Quinn sold 8,019 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.51, for a total transaction of $268,716.69. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 265,014 shares in the company, valued at $8,880,619.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.80% of the company’s stock.

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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