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LKQ Corporation (LKQ) and the Battle of Fundamentals vs. Technicals

LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) went down by -1.75% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $60.43. The company’s stock price has collected -2.52% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 02/18/21 that LKQ Stock Is Climbing Because Guidance and Buybacks Have Returned

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 11.51 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for LKQ is at 1.40. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 7 analysts out of 13 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.”

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The average price from analysts is $63.56, which is $16.11 above the current price. LKQ currently public float of 273.15M and currently shorts hold a 1.55% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of LKQ was 1.44M shares.

LKQ’s Market Performance

LKQ stocks went down by -2.52% for the week, with a monthly drop of -11.17% and a quarterly performance of 0.29%, while its annual performance rate touched -2.44%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.95% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.63% for LKQ Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -7.75% for LKQ stocks with a simple moving average of -6.54% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of LKQ

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for LKQ stocks, with MKM Partners repeating the rating for LKQ by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for LKQ in the upcoming period, according to MKM Partners is $68 based on the research report published on July 13th of the current year 2022.

LKQ Trading at -9.30% 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 -20.02% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.63%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.95%, as shares sank -11.13% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -4.28% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, LKQ fell by -2.52%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -14.54% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $52.09. In addition, LKQ Corporation saw -19.49% 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 Mendel John W, who sale 1,617 shares at the price of $54.61 back on Aug 04. After this action, Mendel John W now owns 15,203 shares of LKQ Corporation, valued at $88,304 using the latest closing price.

HOLSTEN JOSEPH M, the Director of LKQ Corporation, sale 70,000 shares at $54.58 during a trade that took place back on Jul 29, which means that HOLSTEN JOSEPH M is holding 136,901 shares at $3,820,418 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for LKQ

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +11.41 for the present operating margin
  • +38.68 for the gross margin

The net margin for LKQ Corporation stands at +8.33. Equity return is now at value 21.10, with 9.70 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.96.

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