(LKQ) Started Coverage at JP Morgan Chase & Co

Lloyd Doyle
April 16, 2018

Hallmark Capital Management Inc decreased Lkq Corp (LKQ) stake by 3.31% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Aqr Cap Management Ltd invested in 0% or 77,156 shares. The stock increased 2.47% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $13.51.

The company's stock is now moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 1.74%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -6.1% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:NTRS) has risen 19.41% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 65.90% the S&P500.

Park Presidio Capital Llc increased its stake in Lkq Corp (LKQ) by 23.21% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fairpointe Capital Llc sold 53,869 shares as the company's stock declined 7.91% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.73M shares of the motor vehicles company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $70.16M, up from 1.40 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock price is settled at $38.19 after trading hours. About 1.08 million shares traded.

LKQ Corp. (NASDAQ:LKQ) touched its 1-Year High price of $43.86 on 01/29/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $27.89 on 04/17/17. The stock outperformed the S&P 500 by 16.35%. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.35 EPS. research analysts forecast that LKQ Co. will post 2.34 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The positive are 100%. On Thursday, October 26 Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of LKQ in report with "Buy" rating. The stock has "Buy" rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, August 30. As per Thursday, February 22, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. Jefferies maintained LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) on Thursday, July 6 with "Buy" rating. On Tuesday, January 16 the rating was maintained by Stephens with "Buy". On Sunday, December 10 the firm has "Buy" rating given by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has "Buy" rating by Sterne Agee CRT given on Wednesday, March 2. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 837,550 shares of the auto parts company's stock worth $34,062,000 after buying an additional 156,224 shares in the last quarter.

LKQ Corp. (NASDAQ:LKQ) gross margin percentage stands at 39% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 8.7 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 5.5 Percent.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $6.73 million activity. WEBSTER WILLIAM M IV had sold 100,000 shs worth $4.00 million.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in Q4 2017. It has change of 0.24, from 2017Q3's 0.92. It increased, as 27 investors sold LKQ shares while 166 reduced holdings. Oakbrook Invs Ltd Com holds 0.03% of its portfolio in LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) for 11,590 shares. Hayek Kallen Mngmt reported 46,116 shares. Robert W. Baird maintained LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) on Wednesday, August 30 with "Buy" rating. (NYSE:JPM). Blue Chip Prns Inc holds 97,606 shares or 3.09% of its portfolio. Meeder Asset Management invested in 460 shares. The Missouri-based Moneta Group Inv Advsr Ltd Liability Co has invested 0% in LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ). Shell Asset, Netherlands-based fund reported 32,741 shs. Vanguard Gru reported 0.05% stake. LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) has risen 27.90% since April 14, 2017 and is uptrending. Ajo Lp holds 141,200 shares. 83,450 were reported by Strategic Financial Svcs Inc.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.24, from 0.92 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 38 investors sold USB shares while 462 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 611 raised stakes. Peapack Gladstone reported 132,059 shares. The hedge fund run by Brett Hendrickson held 725,838 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $8.82 million, down from 1.27M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rockland holds 0.08% in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) or 11,037 shares. 84,133 are owned by Douglass Winthrop Advisors Limited Liability Company. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems holds 448,945 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. The stock of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, January 18 by Jefferies. Moreover, Addenda Capital Incorporated has 0.2% invested in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) for 55,090 shares. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo Lc accumulated 123,100 shares. 314,342 were accumulated by Maple Mgmt. Cambiar Investors Limited Liability Company invested in 0.07% or 109,354 shs. Df Dent And Com accumulated 29,910 shares or 0.04% of the stock.

Liberty Mutual Grp Inc Asset Management owns 12,310 shs. Barnett stated it has 3,340 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on May, 1.

For the current quarter, 12 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.59/share. Creative Planning reported 0% stake.

Villere St Denis J & Co Llc, which manages about $3.49 billion and $1.61B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Microchip Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MCHP) by 15,805 shares to 154,420 shares, valued at $13.57M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Mccormick & Co Inc (NYSE:MKC) by 11,472 shares in the quarter, for a total of 22,744 shares, and has risen its stake in Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:LMT).

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