Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of LKQ Co. (NASDAQ:LKQ) by 35.3% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 47,900 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after acquiring an additional 12,500 shares during the period. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC’s holdings in LKQ were worth $1,948,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the stock. CI Global Investments Inc. increased its position in LKQ by 49.7% during the 4th quarter. CI Global Investments Inc. now owns 3,793,044 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $154,263,000 after purchasing an additional 1,259,782 shares in the last quarter. Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC increased its position in LKQ by 32.3% during the 4th quarter. Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC now owns 3,113,705 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $126,634,000 after purchasing an additional 760,466 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its position in LKQ by 106.7% during the 3rd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 2,508,044 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $90,264,000 after purchasing an additional 1,294,439 shares in the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its position in LKQ by 5.5% during the 3rd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 1,970,626 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $70,923,000 after purchasing an additional 103,110 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Riverbridge Partners LLC increased its position in LKQ by 1.1% during the 3rd quarter. Riverbridge Partners LLC now owns 1,618,654 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $58,255,000 after purchasing an additional 16,860 shares in the last quarter. 92.34% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

LKQ has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub downgraded shares of LKQ from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded LKQ from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, January 8th. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $43.00 price target on shares of LKQ in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and issued a $47.00 price target on shares of LKQ in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, Wellington Shields cut LKQ from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $43.56.

LKQ Co. (NASDAQ:LKQ) opened at $40.53 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $12,530.00, a P/E ratio of 25.49, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 0.93. LKQ Co. has a fifty-two week low of $27.85 and a fifty-two week high of $43.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a current ratio of 2.82 and a quick ratio of 1.10.

In other news, VP Victor M. Casini sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.55, for a total transaction of $1,063,750.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 222,395 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,462,907.25. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, VP Michael S. Clark sold 7,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.07, for a total value of $300,525.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 61,860 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,478,730.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 142,801 shares of company stock valued at $5,811,690. 1.10% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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LKQ 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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