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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: LKQ Corp., LKQ

LKQ Corp., LKQ is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Auto Parts in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, LKQ Corp., LKQ  has a market cap of 11179.49. Since its IPO date on the 10/6/2003, LKQ Corp., LKQ performance year to date is 22.27%. Today LKQ Corp., LKQ has gained 0.69%, with a current price of 36.23.

Ownership of the company is 0.90% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 94.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 6.60%, with return on investment at 10.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, LKQ Corp., LKQ is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.99. While Total debt/equity is 1.01. With a profit margin of 5.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 38.90%, and operating margin of 9.10%. LKQ Corp. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.8, while the quick ratio is 1.2.

For the last year LKQ Corp., LKQ has seen a EPS growth of 10.40%. A performance for the year of 20.81%. The 52-week high is 0.25%, and the 52-week low is 51.27%. The average volume for LKQ Corp., LKQ is 1220700.

With a target price of 38.5, can LKQ Corp., LKQ reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of LKQ Corp., LKQ. LKQ Corp. has a P/E of 25.11 and a forward P/E of 17.43. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.94. LKQ Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.41 and 3.36 respectively. For P/cash, LKQ Corp. has a value of 40.92, while it is 28.2 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 36.23, LKQ Corp. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 14.00%.

Looking more long-term LKQ Corp., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 26.75%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 13.30% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 10.40% for this year and for the last five years a 19.10% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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