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LKQ Corp. (NASDAQ: LKQ) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

LKQ Corp. (NASDAQ: LKQ), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 10908.55. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for LKQ Corp. is 35.52 (with a change from open of 0.00%), this in conjunction with a target price of 39.1. Volume today has so far reached 3639300, with an average volume of about 1784.86. The GAP for this stock, is 0.31%.

The P/E ratio is 24.62, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 16.9. The current EPS for LKQ Corp., is 1.44, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 10.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 19.88%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for LKQ Corp., EPS is looking like it will grow 14.43% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 26.75%. Quarter over quarter is 16.80% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 33.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 19.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 23.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.80% and institutional ownership is 94.20%. Shares outstanding is 307.11, while shares float is at a value of 304.4. Float short for LKQ Corp. is 1.94% and the short ratio is 3.31.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.99, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.01. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2.8, and the quick ratio is 1.2. The most recent gross margin is 38.90% and their operating margin is 9.10%. The profit margin is 5.60%.

LKQ Corp. has seen returns on assets of 6.60%, and on investment, 10.30%. Return on equity is 14.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 0.92. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.37, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.29 and Price/cash is 39.93, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 27.52.

The simple moving averages are 1.31% and 12.82% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.28% and the 52 week low is 48.31%.

LKQ Corp. has a dividend yield of *TBA, with a current price of 35.52. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Auto Parts, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. LKQ Corp. is based in USA.

Performance in the Auto Parts industry means that LKQ Corp. has seen performance for the past week of 0.34%, with performance for the month coming to -1.28%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 13.30%, and for the half year the performance is 27.13%. Volatility for this week is 1.20% and for the month this is 1.58%.

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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