NASDAQ:LKQ - LKQ Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $26.90 +0.08 (+0.30 %) (As of 01/18/2019 07:21 AM ET)Previous Close$26.82Today's Range$26.59 - $27.275052-Week Range$22.74 - $43.86Volume2.91 million shsAverage Volume3.46 million shsMarket Capitalization$8.53 billionP/E Ratio14.31Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.32 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email LKQ Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, distributes replacement parts, components, and systems used in the repair and maintenance of vehicles in North America, Europe, and Taiwan. It operates in three segments: North America, Europe, and Specialty. The company distributes bumper covers, automotive body panels, and lights, as well as automotive glass products, such as windshields; salvage products, including mechanical and collision parts comprising engines; transmissions; door assemblies; sheet metal products, such as trunk lids, fenders, and hoods; lights and bumper assemblies; scrap metal and other materials to metals recyclers; and brake pads, discs and sensors, clutches, steering and suspension products, filters, and oil and automotive fluids, as well as electrical products, including spark plugs and batteries. It also operates self service retail operations under the LKQ Pick Your Part name. In addition, the company distributes recreational vehicle appliances and air conditioners, towing hitches, truck bed covers, vehicle protection products, cargo management products, wheels, tires, and suspension products. Further, it designs, manufactures, and markets vehicle equipment and accessories. It primarily serves collision and mechanical repair shops, and new and used car dealerships, as well as retail customers. LKQ Corporation was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Receive LKQ News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for LKQ and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Motor vehicles & motor vehicle parts & supplies Sub-IndustryDistributors SectorAuto/Tires/Trucks Current SymbolNASDAQ:LKQ Previous SymbolNASDAQ:LKQX CUSIP50188920 Webwww.lkqcorp.com Phone312-621-1950Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.87 Current Ratio2.65 Quick Ratio1.04Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio14.31 Forward P/E Ratio12.17 P/E Growth0.72 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$9.74 billion Price / Sales0.88 Cash Flow$2.6373 per share Price / Cash Flow10.20 Book Value$13.61 per share Price / Book1.98Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.88 Net Income$533.74 million Net Margins5.01% Return on Equity14.55% Return on Assets6.32%Miscellaneous Employees43,000 Outstanding Shares318,200,000Market Cap$8.53 billion OptionableOptionable LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) Frequently Asked Questions What is LKQ's stock symbol? LKQ trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LKQ." How will LKQ's stock buyback program work? LKQ declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Thursday, October 25th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 5.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued. How were LKQ's earnings last quarter? LKQ Co. (NASDAQ:LKQ) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 25th. The auto parts company reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.56. The auto parts company had revenue of $3.12 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.12 billion. LKQ had a net margin of 5.01% and a return on equity of 14.55%. View LKQ's Earnings History. When is LKQ's next earnings date? LKQ is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 28th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for LKQ. What guidance has LKQ issued on next quarter's earnings? LKQ updated its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 25th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.19-2.25 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.27. What price target have analysts set for LKQ? 7 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for LKQ's shares. Their predictions range from $35.00 to $48.00. On average, they expect LKQ's stock price to reach $42.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 56.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for LKQ. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for LKQ? 7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for LKQ in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for LKQ. What are Wall Street analysts saying about LKQ stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about LKQ stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "LKQ Corp’s global organic revenue growth from parts and services are likely to decline marginally in the fourth quarter. For 2018, the company anticipates organic revenue growth for Parts and services segment in the range of 4.5% to 5.0% compared with the prior guidance of 4.5-5.5%. High expenditure due to fluctuating prices of fuel, scrap metal and other commodities and product recall are adding to the company’s selling, general and administrative expenses, which will hurt its margins." (1/7/2019) 2. Barrington Research analysts commented, "We are estimating Q3/18 revenue of $3.12 billion and adjusted EPS of $0.54. Consensus expectations call for revenue of $3.15 billion and adjusted EPS of $0.57. LKQ does not give quarterly guidance." (10/22/2018) Has LKQ been receiving favorable news coverage? Media stories about LKQ stock have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. LKQ earned a media sentiment score of 0.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the auto parts company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Are investors shorting LKQ? LKQ saw a increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 11,818,314 shares, an increase of 19.9% from the December 14th total of 9,854,541 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 4,180,961 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.8 days. Currently, 3.8% of the company's stock are sold short. View LKQ's Current Options Chain. Who are some of LKQ's key competitors? Some companies that are related to LKQ include Ford Motor (F), Nissan Motor (NSANY), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU), Bridgestone (BRDCY), Continental (CTTAY), VOLVO AB/ADR (VLVLY), SUZUKI MTR CORP/ADR (SZKMY), Cummins (CMI), PEUGEOT SA/ADR (PUGOY), Ferrari (RACE), PACCAR (PCAR), Hyundai Motor (HYMLF), RENAULT S A/ADR (RNLSY), MICHELIN COMPAG/ADR (MGDDY) and SUBARU CORP/ADR (FUJHY). Who are LKQ's key executives? LKQ's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Joseph M. Holsten, Exec. Chairman (Age 66)Mr. Dominick P. Zarcone, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 60)Mr. Varun Laroyia, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 46)Mr. Victor M. Casini, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 55)Mr. Walter P. Hanley, Sr. VP of Devel. (Age 51) Who are LKQ's major shareholders? LKQ's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.41%), Capital Investment Services of America Inc. (0.11%), Professional Advisory Services Inc. (0.11%), Courant Investment Management LLC (0.10%), Summit Creek Advisors LLC (0.10%) and Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc. NE (0.05%). Company insiders that own LKQ stock include A Clinton Allen, Dominick P Zarcone, Guhan Subramanian, John S Quinn, Justin L Jude, Michael S Clark, Robert L Wagman, Robert M Hanser, Sukhpal S Ahluwalia, Varun Laroyia, Victor M Casini and William M Iv Webster. View Institutional Ownership Trends for LKQ. Which institutional investors are selling LKQ stock? LKQ stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Riverbridge Partners LLC, Capital Investment Services of America Inc., Sheets Smith Wealth Management, National Investment Services Inc. WI, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Oakbrook Investments LLC, DNB Asset Management AS and Summit Creek Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold LKQ company stock in the last year include John S Quinn, Robert M Hanser and Victor M Casini. View Insider Buying and Selling for LKQ. Which institutional investors are buying LKQ stock? LKQ stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Professional Advisory Services Inc., Highland Capital Management LLC, Courant Investment Management LLC, Legacy Private Trust Co., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Fulton Bank N.A. and Gateway Investment Advisers LLC. Company insiders that have bought LKQ stock in the last two years include Dominick P Zarcone, Guhan Subramanian, Justin L Jude, Sukhpal S Ahluwalia and Varun Laroyia. View Insider Buying and Selling for LKQ. How do I buy shares of LKQ? Shares of LKQ can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is LKQ's stock price today? One share of LKQ stock can currently be purchased for approximately $26.90. How big of a company is LKQ? LKQ has a market capitalization of $8.53 billion and generates $9.74 billion in revenue each year. The auto parts company earns $533.74 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.88 on an earnings per share basis. LKQ employs 43,000 workers across the globe. What is LKQ's official website? The official website for LKQ is http://www.lkqcorp.com. How can I contact LKQ? LKQ's mailing address is 500 WEST MADISON STREET SUITE 2800, CHICAGO IL, 60661. The auto parts company can be reached via phone at 312-621-1950 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for LKQ (NASDAQ LKQ)Community Ranking: 2.7 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 303 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 261 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 564MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about LKQ and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LKQ will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LKQ will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 1/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Is a Roth IRA right for you?