Royce & Associates LP held its stake in shares of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 183,024 shares of the auto parts company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Royce & Associates LP’s holdings in LKQ Corporation were worth $5,357,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd raised its stake in shares of LKQ Corporation by 1.8% in the first quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd now owns 90,925 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $2,661,000 after buying an additional 1,600 shares in the last quarter. Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc. NE raised its stake in shares of LKQ Corporation by 7.7% in the first quarter. Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc. NE now owns 197,900 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $5,793,000 after buying an additional 14,080 shares in the last quarter. Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of LKQ Corporation by 8.7% in the first quarter. Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC now owns 23,700 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $694,000 after buying an additional 1,900 shares in the last quarter. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. raised its stake in shares of LKQ Corporation by 0.5% in the first quarter. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 446,138 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $13,058,000 after buying an additional 2,166 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Capital Investment Services of America Inc. raised its stake in shares of LKQ Corporation by 2.9% in the first quarter. Capital Investment Services of America Inc. now owns 355,912 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $10,418,000 after buying an additional 9,964 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.69% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ)

LKQ Corporation (LKQ) traded down 0.43% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $32.76. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 432,140 shares. The company has a market cap of $10.10 billion, a PE ratio of 20.85 and a beta of 0.77. LKQ Corporation has a 52-week low of $27.85 and a 52-week high of $36.35. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $31.63 and a 200 day moving average of $31.10.

LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 27th. The auto parts company reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.03. LKQ Corporation had a return on equity of 16.54% and a net margin of 5.21%. The firm had revenue of $2.34 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.31 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.42 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 21.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts expect that LKQ Corporation will post $1.87 EPS for the current year.

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A number of brokerages recently weighed in on LKQ. BidaskClub lowered LKQ Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. William Blair restated an “outperform” rating on shares of LKQ Corporation in a research report on Monday, February 27th. J P Morgan Chase & Co began coverage on LKQ Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, February 21st. They set an “overweight” rating and a $41.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded LKQ Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 1st. Finally, FBR & Co restated an “outperform” rating and set a $41.00 price objective (up previously from $40.00) on shares of LKQ Corporation in a research report on Friday, April 28th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. LKQ Corporation presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $39.14.

In other news, Director Robert M. Hanser sold 1,024 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.49, for a total transaction of $32,245.76. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 3,552 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $111,852.48. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Sukhpal S. Ahluwalia acquired 1,500 shares of LKQ Corporation stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 2nd. The shares were bought at an average cost of $31.46 per share, for a total transaction of $47,190.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have sold 56,024 shares of company stock worth $1,733,446 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 1.10% of the company’s stock.

LKQ Corporation Company Profile

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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