Morris Capital Advisors buys $5,022,518 stake in LKQ Corporation (LKQ)

LKQ Corporation (LKQ) : Morris Capital Advisors scooped up 2,213 additional shares in LKQ Corporation during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 15, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 144,950 shares of LKQ Corporation which is valued at $5,022,518.LKQ Corporation makes up approximately 3.34% of Morris Capital Advisors’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Millennium Management boosted its stake in LKQ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 255,802 additional shares and now holds a total of 714,711 shares of LKQ Corporation which is valued at $24,764,736. LKQ Corporation makes up approx 0.06% of Millennium Management’s portfolio.Ranger Investment Management boosted its stake in LKQ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 33,950 additional shares and now holds a total of 68,830 shares of LKQ Corporation which is valued at $2,384,960. LKQ Corporation makes up approx 0.14% of Ranger Investment Management’s portfolio. Renaissance Technologies sold out all of its stake in LKQ during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 35,060 shares of LKQ which is valued $1,214,829.Cipher Capital Lp boosted its stake in LKQ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 18,128 additional shares and now holds a total of 41,624 shares of LKQ Corporation which is valued at $1,442,272. LKQ Corporation makes up approx 0.10% of Cipher Capital Lp’s portfolio. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust added LKQ to its portfolio by purchasing 18,000 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $627,480. LKQ Corporation makes up approx 0.40% of New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust’s portfolio.

LKQ Corporation closed down -0.53 points or -1.47% at $35.56 with 18,05,587 shares getting traded on Thursday. Post opening the session at $35.9, the shares hit an intraday low of $35.5 and an intraday high of $36.05 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Thursday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, LKQ Corporation reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.07 according to the earnings call on Jul 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.48. The company had revenue of $2450.69 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2413.43 million. The company’s revenue was up 33.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.39 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on LKQ Corporation. Susquehanna Initiated LKQ Corporation on Aug 26, 2016 to “Positive”, Price Target of the shares are set at $42.

LKQ Corporation 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. The company distributes a variety of products to collision and mechanical repair shops including aftermarket collision and mechanical products recycled collision and mechanical products refurbished collision products such as wheels bumper covers and lights and remanufactured engines. It is a provider of alternative vehicle collision replacement products and alternative vehicle mechanical replacement products with its sales processing and distribution facilities reaching markets in the United States and Canada. It also provides alternative vehicle replacement and maintenance products in the United Kingdom and the Benelux region of continental Europe. The Company is organized into four segments: Wholesale – North America; Wholesale – Europe; Self Service and Specialty.

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