LKQ - LKQ Corporation

Industry: Auto Parts Sector: Consumer Goods Exchange: NASDAQ

LKQ - LKQ Corporation

Industry: Auto Parts Sector: Consumer Goods Exchange: NASDAQ

Fri 20'th Jul 2018

PERIOD 2018-04-23 - 2018-07-20
CHANGE -1.20%
PRICE $33.78





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LKQ Corporation Stock Analysis

Technical stock analysis for Fri 20'th Jul 2018

Hold candidate since 2018-07-20
Shorts 2.12% ( 2018-06-29 )
Cash 578.6 mill
Loans 6 136.2 mill
Beta 1.07
ROA 6.20

LKQ Corporation fell by -1.20% in the last day from $34.19 to $33.78 The price has risen in 7 of the last 10 days and is up by 3.84% over the past 2 weeks. Volume has increased in the last day by 0.15 million shares, but on falling prices. This may be an early warning and the risk will be increased slightly for the next couple of days. In total, 1.94 million shares bought and sold for approximately $65.66 million.


LKQ Corporation lies in the upper part of a wide and weak rising trend in the short term, and this will normally pose a very good selling opportunity for the short-term trader as reaction back towards the lower part of the trend can be expected. A break-up at the top trend line at $34.21 will firstly indicate a stronger raising rate. Given the current short-term trend, the stock is expected to rise 4.63% during the next 3 months and, with 90% probability hold a price between $32.17 and $35.80 at the end of this period.

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LKQ Corporation holds buy signals from both short- and long-term moving averages. In addition, there is a general buy signal from the relation between the two signals where the short-term average is above the long-term average. On corrections down there will be some support from the lines at $33.56 and $32.72. A break down below any of these levels will issue sell signals. Some negative signals were issued as well, and these may have some influence on the near short-term development. A sales signal was issued from a pivot top point on Thursday July 19, 2018, which indicates further falls until a new bottom pivot has been found. Volume rose on falling prices yesterday. This may be an early warning and the stock should be followed more closely.

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Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The stock holds a RSI14 at 71 and is currently being overbought on RSI. This does not have to be a sales signal as many stocks may go both long and hard while being overbought on the RSI. It is therefore important to evaluate the history of the share as it may tell you something about the RSI-sensitiveness.

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Support & Resistance

On the downside, the stock finds support just below today's level from accumulated volume at $31.65 and $30.42.

There is natural risk involved when a stock is testing a support level, since if this is broken, the stock then may fall to the next support level. In this case, LKQ Corporation finds support just below today's level at $31.65. If this is broken, then the next support from accumulated volume will be at $30.42 and $30.27.

Support: $31.65 Price: $33.78 Resistance: $37.50


This stock is usually traded at good volume, and with minor daily changes the risk is considered to be low. During the last day, the stock moved $0.41 (1.22%) between high and low. For the last week, the stock has had a daily average volatility of 1.49%.

The stock is overbought on RSI14 and lies in the upper part of the trend. Normally this will pose a good selling opportunity for the short-term trader, but some stocks may go long and hard while being overbought. Regardless, the high RSI together with the trend position increases the risk and higher daily movements (volatility) should be expected. A correction down in the nearby future seems very likely and it is of great importance that the stock manages to break the trend before that occurs.

Our recommended stoploss: $32.66 (-3.31%) (This stock has low daily movements and this gives low risk. The RSI14 is 71 and this increases the risk substantially. There is a sell signal from pivot top found 1 days ago.)

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LKQ Corporation holds several positive signals, but we still don't find these to be enough for a buy-recommendation. At the current level we recommend to hold or accumulate in this position whilst awaiting for further development. Due to some small weaknesses in the technical picture we have downgraded our recommendation for this stock since last evaluation from a Strong Buy Candidate to a Hold/Accumulate.


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