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Is LKQ Corp.(NASDAQ: LKQ), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. LKQ Corp. (NASDAQ: LKQ) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/6/2003. LKQ Corp. is in the Auto Parts industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for LKQ Corp., is 3049.3, and so far today it has a volume of 946028. Performance year to date since the 10/6/2003 is 16.06%.

To help you determine whether LKQ Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 23.83 and forward P/E is 16.71. PEG perhaps more useful shows that LKQ Corp. has a value for PEG of 0.89. P/S ratio is 1.33 and the P/B ratio is 3.19. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 38.61 and 26.61 respectively.

At the current price LKQ Corp. is trading at, 34.34 (-0.15% today), LKQ Corp. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.44, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 14.21% after growing 10.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 16.80%, and 33.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 306.72, and the number of shares float is 303.81. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.90%, and institutional ownership is at 94.00%. The float short is 1.94%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.93. Management has seen a return on assets of 6.60%, and also a return on investment of 10.30%.

The ability for LKQ Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.8, and quick ratio is 1.2. Long term debt/equity is 0.99 and total debt/equity is 1.01. In terms of margins, LKQ Corp. has a gross margin of 38.90%, with its operating margin at 9.10%, and LKQ Corp. has a profit margin of 5.60%.

The 52 week high is -0.49%, with 43.38% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.27% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.68%.

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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