LaFleur & Godfrey LLC decreased its holdings in LKQ Co. (NASDAQ:LKQ) by 4.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 186,615 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after selling 8,700 shares during the quarter. LKQ comprises approximately 1.8% of LaFleur & Godfrey LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 22nd biggest holding. LaFleur & Godfrey LLC owned about 0.06% of LKQ worth $6,716,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of LKQ. Gyroscope Capital Management Group LLC acquired a new stake in LKQ in the second quarter valued at $243,000. Private Capital Management Inc. acquired a new stake in LKQ in the second quarter valued at $247,000. Buffington Mohr McNeal acquired a new stake in LKQ in the second quarter valued at $264,000. Achmea Investment Management B.V. acquired a new stake in LKQ in the first quarter valued at $405,000. Finally, Greenleaf Trust grew its holdings in LKQ by 2.1% in the second quarter. Greenleaf Trust now owns 15,309 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $504,000 after purchasing an additional 309 shares during the last quarter. 92.38% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
LKQ Co. (NASDAQ LKQ) traded up $0.06 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $37.22. The stock had a trading volume of 1,105,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,872,705. The stock has a market cap of $11,484.08, a P/E ratio of 20.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a current ratio of 2.82, a quick ratio of 1.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75. LKQ Co. has a 52 week low of $27.85 and a 52 week high of $38.16.
LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The auto parts company reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.42 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $2.47 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.35 billion. LKQ had a return on equity of 15.10% and a net margin of 5.27%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 11.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.41 EPS. analysts expect that LKQ Co. will post 1.89 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other LKQ news, Director Guhan Subramanian acquired 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 16th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $33.96 per share, for a total transaction of $135,840.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 23,811 shares in the company, valued at $808,621.56. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director A Clinton Allen sold 16,000 shares of LKQ stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.92, for a total value of $526,720.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 196,083 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,455,052.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.10% of the company’s stock.
LKQ has been the topic of several research reports. BidaskClub raised LKQ from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 price objective on shares of LKQ in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered LKQ from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Northcoast Research lowered LKQ from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, FBR & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price objective on shares of LKQ in a research note on Friday, October 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. LKQ has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $40.67.
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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