News articles about LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. LKQ earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.37159609155 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Brokerages Anticipate LKQ Co. (LKQ) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $2.40 Billion (americanbankingnews.com)
- East Deer glass plant to lay off 61 workers in March, as shutdown proceeds (triblive.com)
- LKQ (LKQ) Downgraded to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Hess Corporation (HES) Position Held by Rockefeller Financial Services Inc (tingoos.com)
- LKQ Co. (LKQ) EVP Sells $445,415.24 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
LKQ (NASDAQ LKQ) traded up $0.26 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $42.96. The company had a trading volume of 1,580,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,490,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a current ratio of 2.82 and a quick ratio of 1.10. The firm has a market cap of $13,360.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.02, a PEG ratio of 1.26 and a beta of 0.97. LKQ has a 1-year low of $27.85 and a 1-year high of $43.75.
LKQ has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. BidaskClub raised LKQ from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 price target on shares of LKQ in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Wolfe Research initiated coverage on LKQ in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 price target on shares of LKQ in a research report on Monday, December 11th. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price target on shares of LKQ in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $43.89.
In related news, Director William M. Iv Webster sold 100,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.02, for a total transaction of $4,002,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 119,222 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,771,264.44. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP John S. Quinn sold 10,301 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.24, for a total value of $445,415.24. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 296,765 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $12,832,118.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 142,801 shares of company stock worth $5,668,440 over the last three months. 1.10% of the stock is owned by 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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