We Analyzed the Future Direction of LKQ Corporation (LKQ), Here is What We Found

LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) went down by -1.52% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $36.63. The company’s stock price has collected -0.84% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 08/17/20 that LKQ Corporation to Host 2020 Virtual Investor Day

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Is It Worth Investing in LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ :LKQ) Right Now?

LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 17.54 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for LKQ is at 1.68. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 7 analysts out of 12 who provided ratings for LKQ Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 3 rated the stock as “overweight,” 2 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $39.67, which is $4.4 above the current price. LKQ currently public float of 298.41M and currently shorts hold a 2.59% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of LKQ was 2.63M shares.

LKQ’s Market Performance

LKQ stocks went down by -0.84% for the week, with a monthly jump of 1.14% and a quarterly performance of 14.08%, while its annual performance rate touched -0.66%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.97% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.76% for LKQ Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 0.31% for LKQ stocks with a simple moving average of 10.84% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of LKQ

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for LKQ stocks, with Northcoast repeating the rating for LKQ by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for LKQ in the upcoming period, according to Northcoast is $92 based on the research report published on June 8th of the current year 2020.

Wellington Shields, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see LKQ reach a price target of $92. The rating they have provided for LKQ stocks is “Gradually Accumulate” according to the report published on July 26th, 2019.

Raymond James gave a rating of “ Mkt Perform” to LKQ, setting the target price at $92 in the report published on July 26th of the previous year.

LKQ Trading at 7.12% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought LKQ to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -13.05% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.76%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.97%, as shares surge +1.66% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +22.78% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, LKQ fell by -0.84%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -10.68% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $31.78. In addition, LKQ Corporation saw -10.78% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at LKQ starting from Brooks Michael T., who sold 134 shares at the price of $25.84 back on Jul 14. After this action, Brooks Michael T. now owns 11,675 shares of LKQ Corporation, valued at $3,462 using the latest closing price.

Hanser Robert M., the Director of LKQ Corporation, sold 1,212 shares at $24.51 during a trade that took place back on May 06, which means that Hanser Robert M. is holding 11,580 shares at $29,700 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for LKQ

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +7.83 for the present operating margin
  • +36.47 for the gross margin

The net margin for LKQ Corporation stands at +4.32. The total capital return value is set at 9.98, while invested capital returns managed to touch 5.73. Equity return is now at value 11.20, with 4.50 for asset returns.

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Based on LKQ Corporation (LKQ), the company’s capital structure generated 107.83 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 51.88. Total debt to assets is 42.26, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 6.11. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 96.89.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.28, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.34. The receivables turnover for the company is 10.95 and the total asset turnover is 1.03. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.15.

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